Monthly Archives: August 2014

BLOG 8/31/14. COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY ONLY POSSIBLE BY THE SPIRIT.

BLOG 8/31/14. COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY: ONLY POSSIBLE BY THE SPIRIT. One of my respondents asked the question: if this concept of churches being alternatively called colonies of God’s New Humanity was something I had invented? I don’t have … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/27/14. COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY: A BETTER WAY.

2. COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW CREATION:  A BETTER WAY. My use of the term colonies to designate those communities of God’s New Humanity, God’s Kingdom, is intentional, because ‘colonies’ are those who are moving into some new challenge, some new … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/24/14: COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY: FOCUS ON JESUS

BLOG 8/24/14: COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY BEGIN WITH THE ESSENTIAL FOCUS ON JESUS CHRIST. With all of the confusion, all the counterfeits, and all the aberrations that go under the use of the designation of ‘church’, I want to … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/20/14. AN ATTEMPT TO CLARIFY TWO TERMS

BLOG 8/20/14. MY ATTEMPT TO CLARIFY THE TERMS: DISCIPLESHIP & DISCIPLE MAKING The other evening at a congregational gathering, one chap asked the presenter why we didn’t have a congregational program on disciple making. The answers given were necessarily a … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/17/14. HAS THE CHURCH MISSED THE POINT OF BEING A PRIEST?

BLOG: 8/17/14. HAS THE CHURCH MISSED THE POINT OF BEING A PRIEST? OK, allow me to be my contrarian self—but I struggle with the whole idea of a ‘priesthood/clergy’ category of Christian discipleship. So help me, I scour the New … Continue reading

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8/13/14. BI-POLAR DISORDER: ROBIN WILLIAMS AND WILLIAM COWPER

BLOG 8/13/14. BI-POLAR DISORDER: ROBIN WILLIAMS AND WILLIAM COWPER The distressing report of the death by suicide of actor-comedian Robin Williams is a sobering reminder of how non-selective is this mental illness. Having been friend and pastor to a few … Continue reading

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8/10/14. WE WHO ARE COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY ARE ALWAYS IMMIGRANTS.

8/10/14. BLOG: WE WHO ARE COLONIES OF GOD’S NEW HUMANITY ARE ALWAYS IMMIGRANTS This may come as a surprise to some who inhabit North American churches … but those of us who belong to Jesus Christ are never primarily American … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/6/14. A NEW PARADIGM? (CONTINUED FROM LAST BLOG)

BLOG 8/6/14. A NEW PARADIGM? (CONTINUED FROM LAST BLOG) To say that the responses to my most recent Blog, raising the question as to whether we needed a new paradigm of the church for an emerging generation, only underscore in … Continue reading

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8/3/14. THE CHURCH: DO WE NEED A NEW PARADIGM FOR A NEW GENERATION?

8/3/14. BLOG. THE CHURCH: DO WE NEED A NEW PARADIGM? Let me pose a question, or maybe a proposition, that will be widely misunderstood by many. I’m thinking about a generation that is either just emerging, or maybe not even … Continue reading

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