Categories
Kingdom of God Non-religious Christianity

A dream; a story; a challenge

A dream Two nights ago I dreamed there was a movement of Christians all over the country who had decided to pray in public.  They asked to pray in a secular context before business meetings. They prayed openly before meals asking the non-believers with them how they could pray for them. They refused to be… Read More

Categories
Kingdom of God Missions Non-religious Christianity

Guest post by Michael Tummillo: How are things at work?

Photo credit: Let Ideas Compete (Creative Commons) I was managing a mobile home park in Texas – 185 homes located about 45 minutes south of downtown Dallas – the only mobile home park owned by a big property management company in North Dallas. Single, divorced, I had long before made up my mind that I… Read More

Categories
Missions Non-religious Christianity

Guest post by Ed Waken (part 2) The truth, adventure and mystery of evangelism

I am privileged to have Ed Waken, an evangelist, write this outstanding post on evangelism. What could happen if we didn’t view spreading the good news as a chore, a somewhat socially embarrassing spiritual duty to be performed, but instead an adventure with Jesus. You can read part 1 of this post here. Ed is… Read More

Categories
Gathering to Listen House church Kingdom skills Non-religious Christianity Organic church Simple Church

New E-book: A Simple Guide to Hearing God

How do we hear God? Does He speak in an audible voice? How do we know it is Jesus speaking and not an over-active imagination? What might happen if we deliberately listen to God, believing He will speak to us? About 18 months ago I had the idea of a multi-media e-book that would address… Read More

Categories
House church Non-religious Christianity Organic church Simple Church

Guest post from Ross Rohde: Why we don’t judge

 Others should not encounter us like this! Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be… Read More

Categories
Non-religious Christianity

Spiritual battles demonstrate the reality of the spiritual realm

Like it or not, we have been born again into a world where spiritual battles rage. In a post on the reality of the spiritual realm, I asked if anyone had stories of how the spiritual realm had impacted their lives. This one by Frank was too good not to post: "About 10 years ago,… Read More

Categories
Church planting Non-religious Christianity

A cholera epidemic averted!

"I've seen several cases of cholera today," the Red Cross worker said, "and two yesterday." Our hearts sank.  We knew what that meant. We were at the beginning of a cholera epidemic. Several cases today meant a dozen tomorrow, and in a few days there would be hundreds. We were in Mozambique. It was the… Read More

Categories
Non-religious Christianity Spiritual warfare

The spiritual realm is real: a story

Is there a spiritual realm, an unseen dimension to what happens here on earth? Is spiritual warfare just our imagination? Does what we do spiritually make any difference to what happens here on earth?  Understanding the reality of an unseen dimension that affects what goes on here on earth  jolts us out of religious complacency and… Read More

Categories
Non-religious Christianity

An extraordinary story shows the importance of following the Spirit

In my last post, I asked for examples of following the Holy Spirit. Dan Hubbell, a spiritual father to many, shared this incredible story that demonstrates how following the Lord can sometimes be crucial. He says: "On one of our missions to the Philippines, our hosts planned for us to minister in the southern part… Read More

Categories
Non-religious Christianity

Breaking free from guilt-based religion

"How did you break free  from religious Christianity?" I asked Tony early one morning last week.   "There were two things," he said. "George Tarleton was the first. The second was the role of the Holy Spirit in my life." It's interesting how often in the New Testament, living according to the law is contrasted… Read More