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Archive for November 2011

It’s Been Bad Before, Y’all

It’s been really bad before, y’all. Going way back hundreds of years prior to the days of Jesus: Jeremiah 2:8   The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors… Continue Reading →

Traditions Can Be Good or Evil

Church traditions are often lumped together and denounced. I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Paul, in fact, wrote in favor of keeping certain traditions: Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye… Continue Reading →

Do You Amen?

If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? 1 Corinthians 14:16 “Amening” is an… Continue Reading →

For a small fee…

You, yes you, for a small fee can franchise a house church network… If the mega-church is a failed model, then what is a better option? Recently the house church network (not affiliated with housechurch.org, thank you)  has become the… Continue Reading →

Doodling in Church

I was noticing earlier today in our Sunday home church meeting that several participants were doing something with their hands as we sat together. One was knitting, another holding an electric bass guitar which (thankfully) wasn’t turned on. Me, I… Continue Reading →

A Londoner Laments

One in three young people in England have become heavy drinkers. Surely this fact factors into the recent riots across the United Kingdom. Just how do we reach these? Surely we can pray. Surely we can support those who are… Continue Reading →

Destiny of Those Who Reject the Rescuer

On the cover of a recent edition of Time magazine the following words were emblazoned: What if there’s no Hell? The truth be told, most Christians no longer believe in a literal hell. Some surveys put the ratio at 4… Continue Reading →

China – Not Your Daddy’s House Church

Is it not fascinating to see what now passes for a “house church” according to this short CNN video? Such a thing doesn’t disturb me though as I am not of the “house church only” school of thought. There is… Continue Reading →

Large Churches Looking to Small Groups

Traditional churches have taken note of the growing desire for more simple ways to worship. “Every large church I know is looking for ways to get small, to provide intimacy that may be missing,” says Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at… Continue Reading →

Dylan Subtly Promotes Christian Freedom in China

The drama that unfolded in Beijing began when police evicted an unregistered “house church” from its usual meeting place. The police arrived again when this same flock tried to gather in a public place last Sunday. A church member who escaped… Continue Reading →