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Concerned about health insurance and Obamacare?

I don’t often talk about our company, The Karis Group, but with the deadlines on health insurance looming and the state pools opening in a month, I’d like to present another option. Christian healthcare sharing programs have been around for a long time–our company has been negotiating bills for them for more than 15 years,… Read More

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A personal story for Memorial Day: in memory of my father

My father, Peter English, was one of the kindest, gentlest men I’ve ever known. Peter English: 1919 – 2003 In World War 2, my father volunteered to serve in the British Army. His regiment was sent to Singapore, where he was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore and  taken to Burma. He… Read More

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God’s Favorite Place on Earth

When Frank sent me a copy of his latest book, I was keen to read it because I knew it looked at the lives of Mary and Martha and their brother, Lazarus. God’s favorite place when he lived on earth was their home in Bethany, the place where Jesus was accepted unconditionally and where he returned,… Read More

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Why I write…

A number of years ago, we hosted a wonderful couple, Lynn and Linda Reddick in our home. They often give a word to people from the Lord (prophesy), and what they say is usually very accurate. During one of the gatherings we had, Linda spoke very emphatically to me. “The Lord has called you to write,”… Read More

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Once upon a time, before there were conferences and books…

… there was a magazine called House2House. I remember the occasion well. It was in the fall of the year, 2000. Jim Mellon and David Underwood, both leaders of simple/organic/house church networks in Central Texas, contacted Tony and me. “Can we get together with you. We’ve had this great idea and we’d like you to… Read More

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Church Transfusion: Can a legacy church involve in organic church life?

I often get asked questions about whether or not it’s possible for a more traditional legacy church to become involved in organic/simple/house church life. Thankfully, I now have a resource to point them to.   I just finished reading  Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically–From the Inside Out  by Neil Cole and Phil Helfer. Neil is… Read More

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A tribute to my mom

My mother, Maureen English, was a remarkable character. During her 91 years of life, she witnessed enormous changes of lifestyle which she embraced with enthusiasm. As a child, she went to bed by candlelight. In her 80’s she became “techno-grandma” and learned to use the computer. She saw transportation shift from horse and carriage to… Read More

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Why I’m taking a break from blogging

For the past few years I’ve blogged three times per week. But I’m about to take a break. The reason? I’m currently in the UK where my mom has had a serious stroke and isn’t expected to recover. Much of my time is spent in the hospital. In answer to prayer, my mom had about… Read More

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Guest post by Tony Dale: Lowering healthcare costs

Simple church life is about living for Jesus 24/7.  We listen to Him and we do what He says.  Could this have anything to do with keeping our healthcare costs down? Sixteen years ago, as a result of an accident to my knee (that will teach me to try to keep up with the kids… Read More

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Jesus, A Theography

When I received my advance review copy of Jesus, A Theographyopy, I was excited to delve into it. Jesus told the Pharisees, “All Scripture points to me.” We think we know the Jesus of the New Testament, but do we really believe that he can be found throughout the pages of the Old Testament? And what… Read More