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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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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
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. posted a blog post

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
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"Clearly Gary E. Blackwell is a Re-imaginer.    He recognizes that some of modern Evangelism is all about obtaining professions for Christ.  In the same way, some of the building of bricks and mortar congregations is all about…"
Feb 18
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. posted a blog post

There is a TV insurance commercial that says, "Only pay for what you need." The problem with that is that for what I only need, there is no way I could pay.

There is a TV insurance commercial that says, "Only pay for what you need."The problem with that is that for what I only need, there is no way I could pay.See More
Feb 15
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"I understand Ke-mo sah-re-imaginer. Praise God for all the emerging re-imaginers who are devoted to doing His Good,  "
Feb 12
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. posted a discussion

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 me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” In the fishing industry, some fish for salmon.  Some fish for tuna.  Some fish for haddock, etc. Are those joining the Re-imagine FORM becoming fishers of Christians?See More
Feb 11
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"In your interview format there is this segment: What roadblocks or resistance, barriers and boundaries, inhibit or prevent leaders from pursuing a discernment-assessment when they commence a journey to re-imagine ministry? -Fear -Assuming…"
Feb 9
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Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Richard H. Skiba, Jr.'s discussion Is the Evangelist Responsible for The Gift being accepted?
"Questions from a friend relative to the post above. Q:        Do you believe that the OT prophet stuff was meant for only the Jews, or did it apply to everyone, currently living at the time it was uttered, and…"
Feb 6
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. posted a discussion

Is the Evangelist Responsible for The Gift being accepted?

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 spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. 3 He said: “Disciple of Christ, I am sending you to the Americans, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they have been in revolt against me for many years. 4 The people to whom I am sending you are…See More
Feb 6

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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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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

There is a TV insurance commercial that says, "Only pay for what you need." The problem with that is that for what I only need, there is no way I could pay.

There is a TV insurance commercial that says, "Only pay for what you need."

The problem with that is that for what I only need, there is no way I could pay.

Continue

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 3:34pm

Will God Bless America One More Time?

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”— Proverbs 18:2.

 

Too bad the USA has this separation of church and state when it comes to political discussions.  This separation, as pertains to Proverbs 18:2, has turned us into fools.

 

Since we now…

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Posted on August 17, 2019 at 6:25pm

WHY SHOULD GOD BLESS AMERICA?

God bless America.  That is the poorest excuse for a prayer I’ve ever heard.

Americans bark out that demand hundreds of times every minute of every day.  That phrase has no humility.  That phrase has no confession of need.  That phrase offers no supplication.

Issuing this command to God is blasphemous. 

A proper prayer for God’s blessing would be, at a minimum, “God, please bless America.”

A more appropriate prayer would be, “God, we have pushed you to the…

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Posted on May 6, 2019 at 8:24pm

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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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