Worship of the Bible is Idolatry by Steve Crosby
Mar09

Worship of the Bible is Idolatry by Steve Crosby

There was a Body before there was a Christian “Bible.” This is a threatening fact for many. It is none-the-less, an indisputable historical fact. The implications can, and have been, argued for centuries, but the fact cannot be. The body of Christ is the result of Jesus’s life, death, resurrection, Spirit-outpouring, and Spirit-indwelling: the new creation. The Bible is the product of the Holy Spirit working in and through the...

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Church Services, Meetings, and Gatherings
Jul29

Church Services, Meetings, and Gatherings

Until we deal directly with issues like the difference between church services, meetings and gatherings the organized traditional systems will pass us off as a fad. We are all in agreement that Father God is transitioning His church for optimal effectiveness and impact in this darkened world. The problem comes when we make adjustments to how we do things without knowing where or why the Lord is moving us. Needless to say, for many it...

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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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Difference between Cultivating Community and Building a Church by Kathy Escobar
Apr11

Difference between Cultivating Community and Building a Church by Kathy Escobar

I originally wrote this post in 2010, and it’s part of down we go. but in the past couple of weeks I’ve had some interesting conversations that reminded me of it and i thought i’d pare it down and re-post it. it’s funny, still, after these years, my thought is pretty much the same except for adding one more point at the end. There’s a huge difference between cultivating community and building a church....

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Gods Redemptive Grace is not His Approval of Spiritual Dysfunction by Steve Crosby
Feb05

Gods Redemptive Grace is not His Approval of Spiritual Dysfunction by Steve Crosby

God is magnificently redemptive. None of us would have any hope if that were not the case. Yet we must not confuse His redemption for His approval. Gods redemptive grace is not His approval of spiritual dysfunction.  Many people are abiding in or gather in dysfunction, this is not the kingdom Jesus died for. Our redemption includes the healing/reconfiguration of Adamic brokenness, not the normalization of it “under grace.” God’s great...

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