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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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....
spiritual tune-up

Time for a Spiritual Tune-up

What is a spiritual tune-up? What does it mean to do an inventory of my present sanctification? Before I answer those questions, let me...