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Logically Re-imagining the Commemoration of the Birth of Christ in the Blackness of Friday, November 29, 2019

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 Nov 29

ARE WE ORIGINATORS OR TRANSCRIBERS?

After reading a June 10, 2019 post reply from Dave Nickerson, I’m trying to discern if these Web sites are being taken as advertising. Dave’s reply was to “ALERT ~ Member: ‘just not sure how it…Continue

Started Jun 20

Thoughts to Enhance Your Resurrection Celebration Day

Quotes to Enrich Your Easter were posted by Craig Lounsbrough, M. Div., LPC at www.craiglpc.com/quotes-enrich-easter/. The quotes were…Continue

Started Apr 20

What is at the Center of a Scientific Black Hole?

On a PBS news show this evening, it was reported that scientists have recorded the image of a black hole in space. It was an image that man has never before seen.When questioned about what was at the…Continue

Started Apr 10

 

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Logically Re-imagining the Commemoration of the Birth of Christ in the Blackness of Friday, November 29, 2019

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 Internet sources indicate, that around the year 273 AD, Christian leaders began to consider that the existing pagan festival of the winter solstice would be a fitting time to honor the son of God’s Coming to earth.According to Christianity Today, December 25th, at that time, was the appointed feasts…See More
Nov 29
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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 only express our opinions and eschew understanding of others, we have fertilized the extreme right and the extreme left.  The goal of the extreme right has always been to eviscerate the left.   The goal of the extreme…See More
Aug 18
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion The Challenge of Evangelism in the 21st Century
"As America has been declining, I have had a sense of God Standing-by, Ready to Help. But our culture thinks it can handle things by itself.   Evangelists need to forget politics, find an entry point to the culture, then use a logical approach…"
Aug 11
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Jim Morgan's discussion We Look More Like the Church BC than AD
"Over 80 views: only one comment. This post clearly calls for reimagining Discipleship and Evangelism. I’m beginning to wonder if Christian leaders really want to “reimaginative.”"
Jun 26
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Jim Morgan's discussion We Look More Like the Church BC than AD
"AMEN!  SEVEN TIME SEVENTY! As a member of the laity, my observations include: Control taking the place of leadering; Physical structures being of overriding concern; More effort spent on programs supposed to "reach out" than on…"
Jun 24
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ARE WE ORIGINATORS OR TRANSCRIBERS?

After reading a June 10, 2019 post reply from Dave Nickerson, I’m trying to discern if these Web sites are being taken as advertising. Dave’s reply was to “ALERT ~ Member: ‘just not sure how it works’" posted on Pray.Network by Phil Miglioratti on June 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm in "What's up?"Dave was concerned that “…one could conclude that Pray.Network is about being recognized as an author or thinker about praying, but not about the ‘work’ of prayer.”When it comes to theological, especially…See More
Jun 20
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. posted a discussion

ARE WE ORIGINATORS OR TRANSCRIBERS?

After reading a June 10, 2019 post reply from Dave Nickerson, I’m trying to discern if these Web sites are being taken as advertising. Dave’s reply was to “ALERT ~ Member: ‘just not sure how it works’" posted on Pray.Network by Phil Miglioratti on June 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm in "What's up?"Dave was concerned that “…one could conclude that Pray.Network is about being recognized as an author or thinker about praying, but not about the ‘work’ of prayer.”When it comes to theological, especially…See More
Jun 20
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"In our weakness He is Strong.  Absolutely. In wealth, men do not realize they are weak, thus He cannot make wealthy men strong."
Jun 18
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"From Sammy Tippit: I don't know if you are interested in this, but here is the greatest movement of discipleship/evangelism that I've come across. We are planning a major discipleship/evangelism outreach in 2020. Here is a link of a…"
Jun 5
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
Jun 5
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
Jun 5
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
Jun 5
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"Phil, Note the reply immediately above was to your comment on your hope for Evangelism."
Jun 5
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"AMEN!  But, the logical side of discipleship wonders if those "not yet aware that they are Found" (a #Reimagining of "The Lost") stumble over the perception of Evangelism in our current CULTure. The Evangelism of Jesus…"
Jun 5
Richard H. Skiba, Jr. replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Why Reimagine Discipleship?
"Some further sharing from prayer.  Maybe Evangelism needs to be separated from Discipleship. The most noted from of Discipleship in America is Evangelism.  The repudiation of that method should be honestly evaluated.  What do…"
Jun 4

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My Primary #Reimagine Passion
#ReimagineCHURCH
This Scripture Drives My #Reimagine Journey
Romans 14

Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
Your First-Step-Suggestion 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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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 5:25pm

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 7:24pm

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At 1:23pm on March 24, 2019, Phil Miglioratti said…

Welcome Rick!

I hotmant will be edified by your contributions,

Phil

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