A Challenge to Believers and Organic Church Finances
Sep16

A Challenge to Believers and Organic Church Finances

The twitching and knee-jerk reactions I get from many (not all) “organic church” believers when the topic of money comes up, reminds me of what the Holy Spirit said to Saul of Tarsus: “It’s hard for you to kick against the pricks.” The topic of money and finance has been very seriously abused in the past, and continues to be, in media and many church environments. This abusive “static interference” makes it hard for believers to...

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Life Worth Dying For by David Fredrickson
Sep12

Life Worth Dying For by David Fredrickson

When I resigned as senior pastor of an IC (Institutional Church) 10 years ago, the fresh revelation of Father’s love and the opportunity to shrug off heavy burdens that come with serving a system of religious obligation made the resulting challenges seem small. False accusations, rejection by long time friends and the unknown future were simply the expected costs of choosing the road less traveled. But I didn’t realize that my wife...

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Beware of Christian Zionism by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Beware of Christian Zionism by Steve Crosby

The merging of right-wing geopolitics and a literalist/fundamentalist end-time teaching scheme, make for a very dangerous and unsound biblical worldview. The President’s recent comments regarding the situation in the Mideast has set the blogosphere aflame with apocalyptic denouncements of judgment against him personally, and America nationally for “not siding with Israel,”  as if arguing for basic human rights for all people (Israel...

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Why I Quit Tithing by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Why I Quit Tithing by Steve Crosby

Nothing like talking about money to stir passions. I was a faithful tither to various institutions for over thirty years. I quit in 2005, and contrary to all the dire threats from mandatory-tithe-preachers, I have not been cursed by God. Rather, I have been blessed in every way. If there was ever an issue that stacking up proof texts for or against is ineffective in persuading someone of the opposite persuasion, this is it. So, I am...

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We Must Find Each Other- A Prophetic Word by Clive Sharp
Sep10

We Must Find Each Other- A Prophetic Word by Clive Sharp

I (Cleve Sharp) awakened on November 10, 2009 at 5:00AM ministering this word in a dream.  I was stirred by the Spirit of God to arise and write what I heard. The statements are as I heard them. If we would change the land we must rise up above the squalor of personal self-indulgence. We must lay aside our petty personal likes and dislikes. We must find one another. There are those that have a heart to do things the Kings’ way, those...

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