7 Principles on Authentic Community by Dan Notti
Jun09

7 Principles on Authentic Community by Dan Notti

 Ahh, man…not ‘authentic’ again!      “Can’t you use some other word other than ‘authentic’?” This was the frank and honest response my wife had when I first started talking to her about what I believed God was calling me to. After 30+ years of preaching, teaching and being part of the leadership team of a ministry that today would be described as ‘organic’ — oh and 7...

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Why I am at War with Charismatic Religion by Steve Crosby
Jun05

Why I am at War with Charismatic Religion by Steve Crosby

I recently had some time with very some close friends. They relayed to me a current, this week, story that so captured the issues that concern us all regarding Holy Spirit manifestations, power, the gifts, healing, etc., that I thought I would post it, even though, I suppose, in some way, the last thing we might need is more data. My friends had been investing closely with a young lady with drug addiction problems. They had been...

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Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby
Apr14

Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby

Many years ago, a poem of sorts called “The Actual and the Ideal” caught my attention while visiting a friend’s home. I cannot give original credit to the author as I do not know who wrote it, and different sources attribute it to different people. Its profound implications on all of life, within and without the Church, are worth considering. The terms “incarnate and incarnation” used in this article mean: to give flesh to, to embody,...

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Difference between Cultivating Community and Building a Church by Kathy Escobar
Apr11

Difference between Cultivating Community and Building a Church by Kathy Escobar

I originally wrote this post in 2010, and it’s part of down we go. but in the past couple of weeks I’ve had some interesting conversations that reminded me of it and i thought i’d pare it down and re-post it. it’s funny, still, after these years, my thought is pretty much the same except for adding one more point at the end. There’s a huge difference between cultivating community and building a church....

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The Church should not be a Business by the Church Anarchist
Apr01

The Church should not be a Business by the Church Anarchist

The Church should not be a Business It’s Time for the Church to go Out of Business by http://churchanarchist.com/ This is my first collaboration with another blogger, the very talented Keith Giles (www.KeithGiles.com) who wrote and narrated this post. It received almost 1,000 views in a single day, without even sharing it here or on Facebook. Some Followers on Twitter referred to it as a “manifesto” but I’ll...

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