Cessationism vs Continuationism; Discussing Gay Marriage; Presidential Lies; Hobby Lobby, House Church Preaching and much more

Weekend Links With all the snow here now, all the snow predicted for today and Tuesday, it is a little hard to get excited for some of us. But here’s good news for many. It is February 1 and pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just two weeks. I can’t wait, hence the … More Cessationism vs Continuationism; Discussing Gay Marriage; Presidential Lies; Hobby Lobby, House Church Preaching and much more

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Give three ways house churches might help penetrate our growing post-Christian culture.

Monday is for Discussion This is a discussion, I started over on LinkedIn. I thought it might be helpful to bring both it and the start of the discussion thread over here to the blog. Russell Wimberly • House churches will not penetrate anything if they are not evangelistic/missional minded. This is the prevailing problem with house … More Give three ways house churches might help penetrate our growing post-Christian culture.

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What Makes Preaching in a House Church So Good? (or bad)

Tuesday is for Preaching What does preaching look like in a house church? There isn’t just one answer to that question. In some, there is no preaching. In some, everyone preaches. In some, preaching is more conversational. In some, it is very much like the preaching that you would hear in a more traditional church … More What Makes Preaching in a House Church So Good? (or bad)

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thanksgiving, slavery, atheism, house churches and Vatican II

What I’m Reading This Weekend one thousand gifts, Ann Voskamp : The best devotional writer of our time. This book is about the transformative nature of life cultivating thanksgiving. Can’t recommend Ann’s words more highly or often enough. Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ, John MacArthur: Generally, walk away from every book … More thanksgiving, slavery, atheism, house churches and Vatican II

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Is Apostolic Tradition Obsolete?

Monday Discussion “Suppose a newly planted first century congregation in Alexandria, Egypt wrote a letter to the apostles in Jerusalem.” So begins the first chapter of editor Steve Atkerson’s 2005 book, ekklesia: To the Root of Biblical House Church Life. He continues … Imagine that this church consisted of Jewish believers who had heard the … More Is Apostolic Tradition Obsolete?

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Arrested Development in Church Planting Methodologies

Musing on Church Planting Lurching, Lunging, and Leaning into the Spirit of God What if all our (North American) church planting and multi-siting attempts and efforts of the last three decades were merely the reflection of God’s smile and blessing in the same way a parent smiles and blesses a five year old’s drawing of … More Arrested Development in Church Planting Methodologies

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