"One further comment.
Yes, both the Bible and doctrine are important.
However, most Christians have a very wrong view of what Paul meant by doctrine. The most common use of that term is in the pastoral epistles. Titus 2 is a whole…"
"I think people put too much emphasis on words in the church today.
I have a friend who's church-planting in California. It's simply amazing to watch what God is doing through that young man. One of the people he's ministering…"
"Well, I have an almost opposite viewpoint. It's almost opposite in the sense that I think it's okay to give without taking the deduction.
On the other hand, I've been dealing with the IRS for almost 10 years now, and their…"
"Actually, those would be examples of what's not working. We're all aware of what we're looking for, and it's not Joel Osteen. I didn't say ignore Scriptire, I said discuss interpretations--bazillions have been offers by even…"
"Art (& Deb?),
I've probably been burned, as you say, but I don't really have the personality-type to be bothered by that. It's not really a struggle for me to overlook bad church experiences.
But I think you…"
"I always have one question for people who suggest things like this. How's it working for you?
That's not a confrontational question; it's a sincere one. I'm not trapping you. I don't have a cruel follow-up response…"
Last summer I visited The Farm...somewhere in TN. The community was fantastic. But I left asking God to show me where the same sort of community was but with Christ as the head. (The Farm is faith neutral.) Anyway, Maybe it's Rose Creek?!?!?!?!?!