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Ecclesitainment Ennui

Okay, so maybe I made up a word — a neologism. It popped into my head the other day while I was driving and thinking about what contemporary church has more and more become. However,  the term ecclesitainment may have been … Continue reading

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Cross-pollinator

In discussing how the church spreads Dr. Joel Hunter, noting that his wife is a biologist, referenced the process of cross-pollination—how agents such as the wind or insects facilitate the transfer of genetic material from one plant to another. We … Continue reading

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Do I Finally Get It Now. . . Maybe?

    Quite unexpectedly, I had a “born-again” experience in September, 1979.  At that time I had been an avowed agnostic for many years—from right around the time of  my 13th birthday. I’ve written about that experience in several blogs as well as in my books The … Continue reading

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House Church and True Communion

Organic church, simple church or house church are the usual names given to participatory fellowships which meet in homes and “do church” in homes. I regularly participate in two such groups, and have been involved over the past three years … Continue reading

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Big Gigando Mega-Church vs. Little House Church

I finally saw “Heaven Is For Real” at the local dollar theater. This film has been out for over four months, but because it is still somewhat in demand it ends up playing at the low-end movie theaters. These are … Continue reading

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The Great Commission Fantasy League. . .

                      . . .or How Spiritual Gifting is like Christian Horoscopes     “I’ll trade you two Paul’s and a Barnabus for one John Mark.”  Hey, We’re Christian men—it’s what we do when we’re not having tedious arguments about the fine points of theological … Continue reading

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Rise of the Nones

. . . as in those who check “none of the above” to queries about their religious affiliation.  Like Europe, the USA is fast becoming post-christian.  I read in a Michael Gerson op-ed piece that half of all Europeans have never … Continue reading

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