Painting Masterpieces

Painting Masterpieces on a Dark Canvas

Painting masterpieces on a dark canvas is an interesting title but not one you would expect from a Christian author. Recently I was invited...
why do bad things happen to good people

Why do Bad things happen to Good people – a Response

My Dear Brothers In the Lord, If I thought a christian band aid would help, I would say to you (as" did Robert Schuller), "Tough...
hurting christian leaders

Avoiding Hurting Christian Leaders Syndrome by Steve Crosby

Spiritual abuse is like finding a coin in your backyard. There are two sides to it, and they are both dirty. I certainly have...
after you have suffered

After you have Suffered for a Little While

"After you have suffered a little while", what does the Lord mean by that? I woke up this morning with my heart feeling heavy...
Disillusionment in the Church

Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church

In our interpersonal dealings with folks, as long as people are happy with the rug they are standing on, they will not appreciate you...
Christians wounded by the Church

The Protestant Pope's New Jezebel – You’re Just Wounded

An insular and isolated leadership culture is a persistent problem in many expressions of the body of Christ. In doctrine, many of these cultures...
Newly Called

Wisdom for the Newly Called by Don Atkin

Many have acknowledged a calling from God from their childhood, and pursued that calling within the only context they knew.  Their only frames of...
Self preservation

Self Preservation; Turning Inward – Refusing to Engage

America has been turning inward for quite some time. As a people, we are caring less and less every day about things that we...
Financial Exodus

My Financial Exodus from the Religious System

It’s rare that I get asked to actually write something I teach about, but this is one of those cases. First, I believe it is...
Prophetic delay

Lessons from the Cave: Responding to Prophetic Delay

His dreams of fulfilled destiny lay wrecked before him. From the heights of being anointed for the throne, and of a famous victory over...
Reduced to Love

Reduced to Love by David Fredrickson

In a conversation with a friend today I was recalling how many years ago I used to ask God to reduce me to love....
surviving transitions

Surviving Transitions and My Idiot Yesterdays by Steve Crosby

The Scriptures were written to an agricultural people who understood the ebb and flow of seasonal living. They understood the importance of spending appropriate...
Hindrances

Hindrances to Organic Life

Seems like everyday I am confronted with disciples who are experiencing hindrances to Organic Life. Organic life is simply a Christ life without the...
Recovering from a Bad Church Experiencevideo

Recovering from a Bad Church Experience by Steve Crosby

A great challenge for folks who have had a bad church experience is how to recover from it and move forward. Sometimes folks feel...
video

Building to Body Video by Jon Zens

Building to Body Transitioning from Institutional to Organic Church Jon teaches as he shares a wonderful allegory about a Pastor's attempt to restructure the Church back...
Freedom from the Religious System

12 steps to Freedom from the Religious System

I can't begin to tell you how important it is for you as a believer to find freedom from the religious system.  What I...
Singing the Song of the Lord in a strange Land

Singing the Song of the Lord in a Strange Land

Who is singing the song of the Lord in a strange land? I am sure you are saying to yourself what a strange title...
Leaving Organized Religion

My Journey Leaving Organized Religion by Mike Donahoe

My history with organized religion began back when I was just a little boy. My parents were active members of their church and once...
Religious fable

The Plaster Mold: A Religious Fable – Dr. David Ryser

And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out, and...
Into the Spirits Power

Out Of the Wilderness and Into The Spirit’s Power

We all desire to come out of the wilderness and break into the Spirit's power, but there are some things we must understand first....