In Search of Organic Church Life
Feb26

In Search of Organic Church Life

I am aware that the majority of the church world is in La-La Land and that this article is going to be understood by a very small portion of the Christian population. There is still a need to caution God’s people. I believe every true believer whether they know it or not is in search of organic church life. At the same time, sadly avoiding organic church institutionalism is no easy thing. Nonetheless, I salute all my brothers...

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Understanding Unchurched Christians and why they are leaving the Church
Feb18

Understanding Unchurched Christians and why they are leaving the Church

I can’t do a better job of defining the current term “leaving church” than Frank Viola so here is an excerpt from his article 10 Reasons Why I Left the Institutional Church & Sought the Ekklesia  A few words about “leaving church.” Virtually every time I catch wind of the phrase — “leaving church” — almost always, the person using the phrase never explains what he/she means by “church.” This is how I put it in Christianity in...

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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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Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby
Oct30

Searching for Authentic Relationships in Church by Steve Crosby

There is a God-impulse in the hearts of millions of believers around the world for what could be called “authentic relationships” in contrast to the relational sterility common in religious constructs. This pursuit is, in my opinion, birthed of God’s Spirit. However, there is no limit to the creative capacities of our carnal religious nature to ruin a beautiful thing! Some are following this impulse by removing themselves from...

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Avoiding Hurting Christian Leaders Syndrome by Steve Crosby
Sep12

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 no time for ambitious, authority-addled manipulators who use and abuse the ekklesia in the name of God to satisfy their own need for greatness: pimping the saints for their own needs, milking them of their time, talent, and treasure for ego-validating dreams and plans. Yet, there are also thousands of humble,...

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