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...
Singing the Song of the Lord in a strange Land

Singing the Song of the Lord in a Strange Land

I am sure you are saying to yourself what a strange title for a Christian article. The reality is that most of the Body...
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...
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....
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...
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...
When Everything is Shaking

How to Hold on When Everything is Shaking

Pillars are the things you hold on to when your foundations are being shaken. In the midst of the pain and tears sometimes they...
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...
Charles Carrin Leadership Training

When Church Tradition And The Holy Spirit Disagree

Most of us young pastors in the 1940's were taught that portions of the New Testament lost their validity when the Apostles died. For...
reset

Lessons from the First Great Reset

There are many lessons to be learned from the first great reset to the Body of Christ in the first century. Throughout history, all...
Newly Called

Wisdom for the Newly Called, Part Two

I remember so well how just about everyone who came to Christ in the late sixties and early seventies sensed a call to the...
Caught in the System

To All My Brothers Caught in the System

First and foremost, if we as messengers of freedom haven’t made it clear in the past, we love you and are praying for you. Our...
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...
God's Dismantling process

How To Survive God’s Dismantling Process

For almost 20 years God has been faithfully building His Church in my life. To do that He has had to dismantle the foundation...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
standing strong

Standing Strong Even When the Cavalry Never Arrives

Back when I was young westerns were popular, and even today that is all my dad watches. Some peculiar parts of every western were:...