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The Fishbowl Philosophy

When I left a particular fellowship in Connecticut many moons ago to relocate to Charlotte, NC, I was informed with great resentment and vehement hostility that I was leaving God. 613 more words

Strait Up Talk

How to dress up gossip as spiritual & how to address it in the church

“A number of people – I can’t tell you who – are saying that…”

“I have heard that… and feel it needed to be brought to your attention” 1,702 more words

Responsibilities of a Church Member

I just came across this yesterday and it is a fantastic read. In a few weeks, or months, I will begin posting my thoughts on church leadership and on church in general, but for now this will have to suffice. 45 more words

Possessive belonging, church membership and serving where you are told

I have recently heard two helpful, succinct and penetrating thoughts on membership. What is more, they came from the same source. Justin Mote, the irrepressible Chair of the… 426 more words

Don't Forget the Milk!


I have fed you with milk, and not with meat:

for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

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When the Church Seems to Slow You Down

Mark Dever relays a personal story with a much needed point for Christians struggling with the local church.

During my doctoral studies, however, about ten years ago, my mind began to focus even more on the topic of the church, and especially on the centrality of the local congregation.

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