Church for Men 12: Paradise Outfitter

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[display_podcast] From David Murrow, author of the bestselling book, Why Men Hate Going to Church.What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church? Brandon Smith started a church in Oak Grove, MO – 30 minutes east of downtown Kansas City. In the past five years, his church – Paradise Outfitter Ministries – has grown from 15 to more than 500 weekly attendees. They’ve had to expand to four weekly services in order to accommodate the crush of ne … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 35: Becoming Spiritually Healthy – Recognizing Spiritual Abuse

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[display_podcast]Often you don’t realize you’re in a abusive situation until, your soul is torn, or your outside relationships suffer. My heart in sharing this is to simply shed light on unhealthy, manipulative, controlling practices.Spiritually abusive ministries…Have a distorted view of respect. They forget the simple adage that respect is earned, not granted. Abusive leaders demand respect without having earned it by good, honest living.  Remember the pastor who tried to control m … [Read more...]

Ouxano 54: 1 Samuel, part 1

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[display_podcast]This is part one of a series where we will take a look at several of the themes found throughout the book of 1 Samuel.  But, before we tackle a verse-by-verse run though of the text, we’ll take a look at the background context and other issues that can help us understand some of the larger themes of the Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible,  First and Second Samuel are combined into one book (Our Christian forefathers separated them due to the original book’s length).  Along … [Read more...]


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