Looking for Family . . . Finding What? by Steve Crosby
Sep11

Looking for Family . . . Finding What? by Steve Crosby

Imagine being a member of a loving and healthy extended family. Every Christmas time, the extended family gathers at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Gifts are exchanged. Carols are sung. A meal is taken together. Love is renewed. Hearts are touched. Generations are connected. History is shared, Stories are told. A good time is had by all. Even crazy Uncle Eddie, who annoys everyone and never shuts up, finds a few moments of love and...

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The Protestant Pope’s New Jezebel – You’re Just Wounded
Sep11

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 have the theology and language of servanthood. In practical expression, their leadership culture is one of hierarchy, elitism, secrecy, immunity, and privilege. So read on and you decide; are Christians wounded by the Church? One would think from the amount of teaching, literature, media,...

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The Dangerous Heresy of Christian Zionism by Carl Medearis
Sep11

The Dangerous Heresy of Christian Zionism by Carl Medearis

Here are Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions popular in the church today. 1. God promises to bless those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel This popular if misguided assumption is based on Genesis 12:3. It shows how vital it is we allow Scripture to interpret Scripture. First, the original promise was made to Abram (that is Abraham) and no one else. Second, there is nothing in the promise to indicate...

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You Might be in a Cult if . . .by Steve Crosby
Sep10

You Might be in a Cult if . . .by Steve Crosby

Everyone makes mistakes. All of us are prone to imperfections, mistaken opinions, errors in judgment, belief systems, and practices. However, when isolated errors multiply, become compounded, systematized, institutionalized and defended; and conformity to these errors is demanded, a very dangerous line has been crossed. You MIGHT BE in a cult if . . .   honest disagreement and criticism is interpreted as being of a “Jezebelian” or...

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Confessions of a Controlling Church Pastor
Sep10

Confessions of a Controlling Church Pastor

What I am about to write I pray is birthed in my love for Christ’s Church. I pray that it is motivated by the holy zeal that rises up in me when I see church leaders abusing those whom God has called. I pray that it is said clearly, but with love- for what is not birthed in love is sin. Don’t be surprised by the accuracy of the assessment as I would not know so much about the problem if I myself had not been part of the...

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