Christian Unity is Not Uniformity! by Steve Crosby
Dec09

Christian Unity is Not Uniformity! by Steve Crosby

Can two walk together except they be agreed? Amos 3:3 Christian Unity is Not Uniformity Can two walk together in disagreement? YES! It grieves the Spirit of our Father when the scriptures are so poorly handled as to misrepresent their meaning and His heart. This verse is commonly used as the scriptural justification for brothers and sisters to separate from each other, to sever relationship, on any number of secondary issues....

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Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose
Nov13

Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose

I used to believe that before we could reach out to others we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order and this being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our community to reach out to others. The tragic thing is this cycle feeds on itself, denaturing community, turning us inward and often in on each other! Healthy...

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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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Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church
Sep20

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 or I trying to pull it out from under them – even if we really have a better rug for them, tug ever so gently, and try to convince them of how loving we are for tugging! As long as people are happy with their rug, every attempt to persuade them about how bad their rug is, how unhelpful it is for them,...

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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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