There's a theory shared from time to time in my ears... seems to emerge from reading Romans 15:25-27 & I Corinthians 16:1-9 with the "all things in common" descriptions in Acts 2 & 4.The idea…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Raybob Bowman Sep 19, 2013.
Long ago, Paul wrote:"For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men." I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dena Brehm Dec 5, 2008.
Surviving whales at Godfrey's Beach in Stanley, yesterday.(long-finned pilot whales) -- only eleven smaller ones survived and were helped back into the sea where it is hoped they will be adopted into…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Marshall Diakon Nov 28, 2008.
If it’s truly free, without cost or material obligation, and you can talk about it without boasting in anyone but Jesus Christ, what is the gift given to you to share?By example, I thank the Master…Continue
Started Nov 8, 2008
It's been a year of some revelation in simple churches. Most significant and always, the revelation of Jesus Christ whom we cherish with "simplicity and purity of devotion." Among lesser revelations, the sometimes painfully obvious opportunities for maturity, and to loosening any white knuckled grip upon the old un-simple man-made methods or perspectives.
Simple dumps the complex psych, moral & social webs we used to be building or entangled with. When a man…Continue
Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment
With simple church, as a movement, appearing to many today as to be narrowing or fading into space on a bookshelf... Have been reflecting in prayer; hopeful the legacy of simple church (and organic church) to not become the fusion by-products in a larger set of new micro-denominations. Questions surface; people asking along the lines of why simple hasn't been simply more? Why simple church doesn't grow everywhere like a miracle grown plant!?
When I visit a movement-inspired…Continue
Posted on May 31, 2013 at 9:24pm — 4 Comments
thru 7 years helping to parse a global prayer list, I've not before seen such a flood as has already come forward out of destruction this week in Oklahoma. Remembering also the ekklesia there; the saints of God One in Christ, carrying the compassionate and healing virtue of Christ in them; knowing the mystery of death and life; knowing the God was not in the wind; enabled to lift a world right-side-up.
ekklesia at Midwest City
ekklesia at Oklahoma City
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:15pm
What an awesome timeline slice we now live and work in! While the nations rage and the pillars of long-established systems are crumbling, men everywhere being examined by God and His messengers for who is on the Lord's side? It's a dynamic examination resulting in relatively fewer simple gatherings, and with disappointment among some who had hoped that simple church and smaller gatherings would become the next great wave of religious influence…Continue
Posted on March 11, 2013 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment