Tag Archives: Dones

Are sermons working or just keeping up appearances?

Are sermons working or just keeping up appearances? Will a talk about religion give you the personal power to walk out your faith in daily life? * When church people recommend sleazy entertainment on social media; sermons aren’t working; * … Continue reading

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Hooray for Christ-chasing church hoppers

Church hoppers get a bad rap. When I google “church hoppers” most of the articles about them are critical. Why do I cheer for Christ-chasing church hoppers? Christ-chasing church hoppers are spiritually hungry. They have a vision and a desire … Continue reading

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An ekklesia epidemic makes a wonderful life!

God is releasing an ekklesia epidemic! –Christianity began with heart-felt community — an interpersonal spiritual awakening that was based on the Spirit freely flowing without being hindered by human agendas or by religious structures, patterns or traditions. Spiritual awakening requires … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … Continue reading

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The ministry of the Holy Spirit

Have you experienced the glorious ministry of the Holy Spirit? –The Bible says that the ministry of the Spirit is greater than the glory on Mt. Sinai as the mountain burned and Moses’ face glowed! “Now if the ministry that … Continue reading

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–“Nones have said, “No church.” –“Dones” have said, “Goodbye, church.” –“Beyonds” have said, “Hello, ekklesia!” For those who want to reach the “Nones, the “Dones,” and the “Beyonds:” –Peter and John, whom the Bible calls “unschooled, ordinary men,” said: “We … Continue reading

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Christ’s lights should have every bulb burning (not just one)

Too often church services are like a string of Christmas tree lights with only one bulb burning, which our 21st Century interactive, participatory culture often finds boring. (That may be why so many people are “Dones” — done with church.) … Continue reading

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Do church meetings matter? (Spirit-led lives matter.)

Do church meetings matter? The Dones say they don’t. So do the faithful bored. What about you? While talking a walk in Glascow, Kentucky (a town I don’t know) on 9/4/2015, I came across a Salvation Army Thrift Store and … Continue reading

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“Dones” or “Beyonds”?

Meet the Beyonds —The Dones are people who have given up on church and dropped out. –The Beyonds are people who realize that biblically church is supposed to be so much more than what we have made it. Beyonds want to move beyond … Continue reading

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Religious Form or Forum For Fiery Faith? (The “Blood & Fire” Flag)

Religious form or fiery faith? Let fiery faith leap in the hearts of God’s people and arise in churches around the world! –We need to be exposed to living, active faith (to real-life testimonials of faith), not just to a timed, … Continue reading

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