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February 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Of Obedience, "Hidden Tendencies," and the Grace in Between

I'm currently in the process of my half-dozenth or so go-round with Watchman Nee's The Spiritual Man. If y'r familiar with the book (and even if you're not), it may not be Summa Theologica or Institutes of the Christian Religion but it's still a pretty hefty read. And I never fail to get something new out of it each time through. This time around, one of those things looks like this (additional emphasis mine):

"God's intent is not merely to…

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Added by Carl Simmons on February 17, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

A Church OF or a Church WITH... by Barry Sneed

Is your church a church OF disciple-making or a church WITH disciple-making?



The question is not meant to offend or criticize, but rather to clarify. The question has been generated from numerous conversations with pastors and discipleship leaders on a daily and weekly basis.  From experience, I know that these conversations are generated from “pain points” of these leaders.  This blog post and the next several to follow…
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Added by Sarah Edwards on February 7, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Living Out of Death

Let me eat when I'm hungry / let me drink when I'm dry / two dollars when I'm hard up / religion when I die... —"Moonshiner," traditional (via Dylan and esp. Uncle Tupelo, in my case)

Religion, in its truest form, is for when we die. But much of what passes for religion—and what's often perceived as "religion" from the outside—has gotten away from one huge fact, and it's this: That dying takes place the moment we receive Christ, and we…

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Added by Carl Simmons on February 3, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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