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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Healing Division in the Church by Living Grace
Apr24

Healing Division in the Church by Living Grace

It’s sad that Christianity is divided into so many different groups. We all have a little different interpretation of the bible and a little different understanding of doctrine. Obviously we are not going to agree on everything, but we certainly should be able to love one another and accept each other even when we differ on these things. It’s hard to understand why this is when God tells us we are to be one, as Jesus and the Father...

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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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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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