Does Your Church Dance?

Dancing

Does your church dance? The early church did. In fact, the early church danced the way God dances.There is a need for a more biblical metaphor for organizations, and in particular for ecclesial organizations. In light of this need, a new metaphor is presented in the form of the Perichoretic Organization. This metaphor is based on the Trinity, also described as The Divine Community or Team, and their interrelation, interactions or organization. This Perichoretic Union was contemplated much by some early Christian theologians.The foremost metaphor or model for organizations, both … [Read more...]

Moses – The Tri-Cultural Leader

Moses

 In an age in which the world and the United States is becoming increasingly multi-cultural, our leadership roles and responsibilities are becoming increasingly a cross-cultural process and involve certain skill sets for effectiveness. Interestingly enough, before releasing him into the role of deliverer for the Hebrew children enslaved in Egypt, God first allowed Moses through a series of sovereign circumstances to become absolutely immersed in not only Egyptian culture, but the highest form of it, in the very halls of Pharaoh’s court and in the interest and care of his daughter. In a … [Read more...]

Weeping with Christ

Read my article just posted at OUTREACH MAGAZINE. Here’s the link. … [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/robertcrosby/2014/04/759/

The Other Side of “Proof-Texting”

Prooftexting

 Grant Osborne, author of The Hermeneutical Spiral writes that “the basic evangelical fallacy of our generation is ‘proof-texting,’” which he describes as “that process whereby a person ‘proves’ a doctrine or practice merely by alluding to a text without considering its original inspired meaning” (Osborne, G.R., 2006). This error as Osborne describes it has played into the propagation of numerous “folk theologies” which have no grounding in Biblical truth (Olson, R., 1999). While acknowledging the value of Scripture memory programs, Osborne also cites the potential problem of utili … [Read more...]

What’s “True” About You?

self image

John was the last person you would have expected God to use. But powerfully use him, He did. Growing up in eighteenth century England, from age 11 on John worked on slave ships; the family business. When he wasn’t sailing he was “collecting” slaves on the islands and mainland of the West African coast for sale to visiting traders. Eventually Newton became the captain of his own slave ship. His was a cruel and harsh experience. His skin was roughened by the harsh sea winds and his heart hardened by the life that went with it.Somewhere, somehow, something changed within John Newton. In addit … [Read more...]

Billy Graham’s Warning to JFK – “Don’t Go to Dallas”

Billy Graham JFK

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was going to happen" to the president while there. Read the full story in my article in the Huffington Post. … [Read more...]

Would Jesus Attend Church?

church pews

How many more minutes before the church service would be over? That’s all I could think about. Every agenda item on the scheduled liturgy was just something else I would have to endure. My mind worked hard to calculate and estimate how much time each of these “perfunctories” would demand: Invocation – two minutes. Reading from Psalms – five minutes. Hymn #124 – three to five minutes. Hymn #291 – another three to five minutes. Sermon – twenty-five minutes, if I was lucky. And on and on it went until the mental calculator registered fifty-five minutes. Fifty-five minutes?! Fifty-five minutes to g … [Read more...]


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