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Richard H. Skiba, Jr.
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WHAT KIND OF FISH?

Mark 1:16-17 (NIV)Jesus Calls His First DisciplesAs Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow…Continue

Started Feb 9

Is the Evangelist Responsible for The Gift being accepted?
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NOTE:  I am non-paid, non-pastoral laypersonEzekiel 2:1-3:11, 27 (NIV, Re-imagined for Evangelism) 2:1 He said to me, “Disciple of Christ, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” 2 As he…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard H. Skiba, Jr. Feb 6.

Exploratory Committee

On November 29, 2019. A discussion was posted to this Web site through me…Continue

Started Dec 25, 2019

Logically Re-imagining the Commemoration of the Birth of Christ in the Blackness of Friday, November 29, 2019
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Christmas wasn't widely observed until after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity.  Western Christians officially began celebrating December 25th as the birth of Jesus in 336 AD.  Several…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard H. Skiba, Jr. Dec 26, 2019.

 

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Organized Religion is the Image of THE CHURCH in America

People of THE CHURCH are attentive to God’s Direction, His Will and His Word, many, many times falling short in their efforts.  Organized religion is often about looking for stuff from God, asking Him to Change His Will and adjusting His Word to fit its needs.  The sad Truth is organized religion is the image of THE CHURCH in America. It may not have been made clear in other blog posts on this Web site, but the root cause of white supremacy and racism is organized religion.  Until organized…See More
Sep 22
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WHY I POST ON PHIL’S BLOGS

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  So why do I post on Phil’s blogs? While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11.  But having been an accountant for my entire career, I have a difficult time proceeding until I’ve been held Accountable.This may be best understood by listening to the first part only of an original song.  Then reading the re-imagined words.Listen only from 0:00 to 1:05 then read the words below.…See More
Sep 8
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. posted a blog post

TRADITIONAL COLUMBUS DAY POEM - REIMAGINED

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11I recently heard a sermon on waking up ourselves and the church (Rev. 3:1-6).  Coupling that with a sermon I heard the week before regarding tolerating Jezebel’s/Judas’ (a male version of the name) practices as acceptable within the Faith (Rev. 2:18-29), a prayer of confession and repentance is offered.  It may behoove “man’s” organized churches and their…See More
Sep 6
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion The #ReimagineFORUM Coaching Session with Kevin Haney & Walt Bennett
"Christianity needs to find an entry point into the culture.  Perhaps the “sacred cow” that needs to be let go of is Evangelism.  Maybe the entry point into today’s culture is “Evanlogicalism”   In the…"
Aug 11
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Stop Talking Justice and Start Doing It
Aug 10
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Stop Talking Justice and Start Doing It
"Let’s start by making a distinction between Christianity and organized church religion (OCR).   Edicts issued by OCR in the 1450’s created a disconnect between Christianity and OCR.  These edicts legitimized and sanctified…"
Aug 10
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Stop Talking Justice and Start Doing It
"Yes.  But it won't happen by human efforts.  See pages 183-185 of the book."
Aug 7
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Stop Talking Justice and Start Doing It
"Just finished reading the book Unsettling Truths by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah from InterVarsity Press. The authors portray racism in America as being based on “the imagination of white supremacy.” Such white supremacy arose in…"
Aug 6
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion The #ReimagineFORUM  Coaching Session with Ken Oliver
"AMEN!   From the Alpha to the Omega of what God has asked you to share in this coaching session. [Uncompensated, non-pastoral layperson's note:  Ken, the "AMEN!" is actually bigger than it appears.  Phil only…"
Jun 23
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why The Church Cannot Return to Business-As-Usual Normalcy
"Phil, This is better Re-imagining than I ever Re-imagined was possible! Lord, PLEASE Make this Happen!"
Jun 2
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Church. Gather. Differently!
"John,   AMEN and AMEN!   My prayer is for all Christian leaders to turn themselves and their flocks in this direction.   We need to RE-IMAGINE and REMEMBER.  Jesus’ Disciples had no building or money (Matthew 10:9-10, Luke…"
May 28
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Church. Gather. Differently!
"I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson. As I ponder our situation, I find these answers bothersome: Christians are perceived by secularists as using freedom of religion as an expression of partisan politics.   When we disregard…"
May 27
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion #ReimaginePRAYER as Disciple-Making
"I still remember the lesson of "so that" you preached at Community Church of Rolling Meadows, Illinois years ago. Without issuing a mental or verbal "so that," "so that" is a good thing to consider before…"
May 17
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AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From an unpaid, non-pastoral lay person:Saw a sign that read, "The Church has left the Building," in front of a church in Palatine, Illinois on May 9th.They had added more to their sign below this phrase, probably about on-line worship and stuff.But I really didn’t see that part.I HAD ALREADY RECEIVED GOD’S MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!See More
May 13
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion #ReimagineSUNDAYS
"I would also start with "Citizenship."  Christian leaders and especially laity, should live their faith "in the streets."  A Christian does not need to be proselytizing to be Evangelizing. If actions speak…"
May 12
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion The #ReimagineFORUM Coaching Session • Cheryl Dorsey
""Empty exercises and rituals in our churches."  What purpose do they serve?  As a layperson, it seems to me they are often used to control congregations--keep them busy with church activities, church business and fund raising--so…"
Apr 24

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#ReimagineCHURCH
This Scripture Drives/Directs My #Reimagine Journey
Romans 14

Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
Your First-Step-Suggestion to Us on How to Begin a Journey to Reimagine Disciple-Making? [ Tweet-Sized (280 characters) ]
Think outside of the bricks and mortar box. The Universal church has no walls, no congregational separations.

The simple, clear message of Christ is the Giving of, and the receiving of, Grace. Use all He has placed in your trust, including human logic, to share, and not scare, people with this Good News.
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Organized Religion is the Image of THE CHURCH in America

People of THE CHURCH are attentive to God’s Direction, His Will and His Word, many, many times falling short in their efforts.  Organized religion is often about looking for stuff from God, asking Him to Change His Will and adjusting His Word to fit its needs.  The sad Truth is organized religion is the image of THE CHURCH in America.

 

It…

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Posted on September 22, 2020 at 2:24pm

WHY I POST ON PHIL’S BLOGS

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  So why do I post on Phil’s blogs?

 

While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11.  But having been an accountant for my entire career, I have a difficult time proceeding until I’ve been held Accountable.

This may be best…

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Posted on September 6, 2020 at 8:08pm

TRADITIONAL COLUMBUS DAY POEM - REIMAGINED

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11

I recently heard a sermon on waking up ourselves and the church (Rev. 3:1-6).  Coupling that with a sermon I heard the week before regarding tolerating Jezebel’s/Judas’ (a male version of the name) practices as acceptable within the Faith (Rev. 2:18-29), a prayer of…

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Posted on September 4, 2020 at 10:22pm

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From an unpaid, non-pastoral lay person:

Saw a sign that read, "The Church has left the Building," in front of a church in Palatine, Illinois on May 9th.

They had added more to their sign below this phrase, probably about on-line worship and stuff.

But I really didn’t see that part.

I…

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Posted on May 10, 2020 at 5:18pm

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At 2:23pm on March 24, 2019, Phil Miglioratti said…

Welcome Rick!

I hotmant will be edified by your contributions,

Phil

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