Category Archives: church

Free Range: No More Poop in the Coop


chickens running free through sweet meadows and forests, clucking their way into the sunset, free to run across the range…smiling, happy chickens…spreading their wings under the vast blue skies, with no…. caca grande en la casa this bucolic vision of bird heaven reminds us … Continue reading

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which one makes more sense?


The average congregation in the USA has 75 attendees at a service. The average paid pastor makes between $28,000 and $52,000. According to The Evangelical Christian Credit Union, the average US church spends 82% of their budget on pastor’s salaries … Continue reading

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Rightly dividing The Word Of Truth: Back to a verse-less Bible


Hey, I wrote this for people to read. So..here it is again.

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at home behind the fence


more often than not, i find myself disturbed by what i see- and read- from most congregations. in these “churches,” big-headed leaders, ordained by a man-centered system, parade around on stage, proclaiming prophetic nonsense and working the crowd like the manager … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick- a complex man?


tomorrow many celebrate the feast day of a Catholic saint the world knows as “Saint Patrick.” But the real Patrick, gleaned from his writings, history, and what he left behind, is different. First, he was not a Catholic like we … Continue reading

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things your pastor never told you: John 3:16


when i hear John 3:16 today, i want to shake my head. it is so misused. few preachers read what comes before or after, and even fewer read the whole passage…when in the assembly of believers. we have many within … Continue reading

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things your pastor never told you: the coming reformation


one day a young disciple woke up, grabbed his sandals and went out into the dusty street. there he saw his friend, a young woman, waiting by a building. they met, exchanged a few words, then walked together into a … Continue reading

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things your pastor never told you: 3,000 baptisms in one day


If you read my last post, you know that the prescription for becoming a Christian is listed in the book of Acts. John 3:16, the most quoted verse in The Western World, is in a series of verses that should … Continue reading

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you have just been exposed


in the so-called dark ages, the established institutional church went on a campaign to gather “tithes” from peasants, often depriving them of their daily bread and butter, and even causing loss of life. so, when the Protestants came railing against … Continue reading

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