Leaving the Pew to Stand upon the Mountain (Prophetic Revelation) by Kriston Couchey
Dec05

Leaving the Pew to Stand upon the Mountain (Prophetic Revelation) by Kriston Couchey

Dangling from the edge of the cliff, I struggled once again to pull myself up unto the level plain before me which capped the top of the mountain. At least one hundred times in the last 10 years I had come to this same place in my climb only to lose my grip and fall back down with bumps and bruises to a ledge far below the cloud line. Many times I had passed above the clouds in my journey into a place of clear vision only to slip and...

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The Church in Community Is This Unity Possible? by Kokichi Kurosaki
Nov27

The Church in Community Is This Unity Possible? by Kokichi Kurosaki

It is very difficult to unify the creeds and institutions of many hundreds of denominations or churches. Indeed, it is almost impossible because many of them have very special kinds of creeds and interpretations of the Bible, of which they are so proud that it would be suicide for them to abandon or change them. If an attempt is made to find the largest common factor of the creeds of the many hundreds of sects, the result will be...

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7 Takeaways from a New Testament Gathering of the Church
Nov23

7 Takeaways from a New Testament Gathering of the Church

If you are like me, the idea of visiting a New Testament gathering of the saints has always been a desire and a longing of your heart. But, how do we go back 2000 years? How do we erase from our own brains 2000 years of man-made traditions and rituals? Surely, His Spirit would speak to those who are hungry and thirsty for the real thing today. Oh Holy Spirit, how we need your help in the 21st century. Father, it is our prayer that as...

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My Faith Story; Here is Where I Was & Here is Where I am Now
Nov22

My Faith Story; Here is Where I Was & Here is Where I am Now

This month’s synchroblog is centered on our faith stories. everyone’s got one. i feel like i tell mine here all of the time, but the truth is that usually it is just little snippets of it,and and there is something about saying out loud–here’s where i was, and here’s where i am now. everyone’s got a story.  after major faith shifts, they usually are quite the dramas.  filled with inspiration &...

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Finding Focus in Christ Alone by David Fredrickson
Nov20

Finding Focus in Christ Alone by David Fredrickson

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others focus on irrelevant details such as how it should be structured and how best to meet. Somehow it all comes up short. We read in the book of Acts that the religious leaders knew Peter and John had...

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