Redefining Leadership – To Lead or Not to Lead by Steve Crosby
Jun18

Redefining Leadership – To Lead or Not to Lead by Steve Crosby

Redefining leadership – to lead or not to lead that is the question. A leader is not the chief visionary. A leader is not the chief executive. A leader is someone who accepts the stress and strain of the present inconvenience of service in order to bring the ones he/she serves to fullness of destiny. A leader works hard, sacrifices, is regularly criticized, and rarely rewarded; yet does not fall into functional atheism, which is...

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What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin
Jun13

What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin

This is an ATTITUDE CHECK for lovers of God and those whom God loves. By the numbers, I believe that most church ministers and members are sincere in their desire to serve God.  Many precious people are the fruit of transgenerational religious traditions.  And, because of their sheltered environments, they don’t even know that there are options. Criticism and judgmentalism do not help. Normal response: They dig even deeper into the...

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7 Principles on Authentic Community by Dan Notti
Jun09

7 Principles on Authentic Community by Dan Notti

 Ahh, man…not ‘authentic’ again!      “Can’t you use some other word other than ‘authentic’?” This was the frank and honest response my wife had when I first started talking to her about what I believed God was calling me to. After 30+ years of preaching, teaching and being part of the leadership team of a ministry that today would be described as ‘organic’ — oh and 7...

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Why I am at War with Charismatic Religion by Steve Crosby
Jun05

Why I am at War with Charismatic Religion by Steve Crosby

I recently had some time with very some close friends. They relayed to me a current, this week, story that so captured the issues that concern us all regarding Holy Spirit manifestations, power, the gifts, healing, etc., that I thought I would post it, even though, I suppose, in some way, the last thing we might need is more data. My friends had been investing closely with a young lady with drug addiction problems. They had been...

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Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby
Apr14

Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby

Many years ago, a poem of sorts called “The Actual and the Ideal” caught my attention while visiting a friend’s home. I cannot give original credit to the author as I do not know who wrote it, and different sources attribute it to different people. Its profound implications on all of life, within and without the Church, are worth considering. The terms “incarnate and incarnation” used in this article mean: to give flesh to, to embody,...

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