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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How to let Religion Sabotage Your Life
Jun12

How to let Religion Sabotage Your Life

This a short guide for those interested in learning how let religion sabotage your life. Deception is everywhere and sadly the church is no exception. It really hurts me so to see so many people “playing church” and working so hard to feed their desire to be accepted by those they think represent God.  I don’t know why we humans love works so much and why it is so hard for humans to trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross....

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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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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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The Church should not be a Business by the Church Anarchist
Apr01

The Church should not be a Business by the Church Anarchist

The Church should not be a Business It’s Time for the Church to go Out of Business by http://churchanarchist.com/ This is my first collaboration with another blogger, the very talented Keith Giles (www.KeithGiles.com) who wrote and narrated this post. It received almost 1,000 views in a single day, without even sharing it here or on Facebook. Some Followers on Twitter referred to it as a “manifesto” but I’ll...

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