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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Crazy Charismatic Doctrine by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Crazy Charismatic Doctrine by Steve Crosby

If someone you loved dearly was engaged in behavior that was destructive to him self, and others around him, your love would compel you to do an intervention, even if the person didn’t like it. I’ve been a life-long charismatic believer. I am thankful for my heritage, my tribe, if you will. However, as the years have rolled by my heart has broken as I have watched that heritage drift further and further into self-destructive...

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Dynamic Worship or Worship Manipulation? by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Dynamic Worship or Worship Manipulation? by Steve Crosby

Sometimes out of our innocence, and other times out of our naiveté, the church fails to exercise her God-given abilities of discernment, and ends up labeling things as “God,” just because they may be numerically or financially successful.  Jesus nor Paul would be “successes” under that measuring stick. Let’s consider some common “leadership” principles that can be effectively used  to accomplish great things, without the Holy Spirit’s...

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Christendom Agenda or Kingdom Agenda by Rick Paris
Sep12

Christendom Agenda or Kingdom Agenda by Rick Paris

Most of the people who call themselves Christians really love the Lord and want to serve him. They make decisions based on their understanding of the Bible and what they have been taught is correct Christian doctrine and behavior. Most people’s understanding of the Bible, Christian doctrine, and correct Christian behavior, however, is tainted by our Western way of thinking. When Jesus ministered on the earth he focused on...

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