Love and Acceptance for Who I Am by Robert Ricciardelli

When I talk to someone who deeply understands me, my thoughts come pouring out like an enthusiastic child. I’m happiest when I get to spend enough time with the few people who truly get me, and love me despite my unique and unusual, vision, passion, and style. … [Read more...]

You Are the Light of the World by Robert Ricciardelli

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Why the Current Church Can’t Disciple Nations by Dennis Peacocke

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Community is Measured by the Quality of Shared Hearts by Robert Ricciardelli

Community can make us think of safe authentic togetherness, or shared meals and joyful celebrations. It may also call forth images of sectarian exclusivity, and self-satisfied isolation. Ultimately, community reveals the quality of a heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another, and it becomes the harvest of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own. How well we can develop and nurture giving hearts determines … [Read more...]

Faith Enlightens the Path by Robert Ricciardelli

Faith enlightens the path behind you, and gives you hope. It will take you through the light and the darkness of your todays and tomorrows. … [Read more...]

God’s Love is Beyond Knowledge by Robert Ricciardelli

Christians who profess Christ sometimes may have a head knowledge of truth yet remain far from the heart filled love of God. They do not live in whom they say they believe in, and so judgment, division, and exclusion rules their world. they quote scriptures out of context and hatefully and mercifully condemn those who are different or think differently than themselves. They may have become what we might call, "Modern day pharisees." Those who are not moved by love, mercy, and grace, have never … [Read more...]

The Anointed One is Always Present by Robert Ricciardelli

The anointing is not something that comes and goes. The anointing comes from the Anointed One who never leaves us and is ever present to deliver His love, mercy, and grace in power. People feel the anointing like it just came upon them, when it actually just poured through them. We all have the ability to be a conduit for His ability, His presence, His anointed transactions. That is not exclusive to anyone, but inclusive to all living temples of the Living God. To some of those leaders, I would … [Read more...]

My New Year’s Resolutions, 2013 by Greg Austin

I Hereby Resolve .....My New Year's Resolutions, 2013I have studiously avoided falling into the New Year's Resolutions trap for all of my adult life. I've seen too many failed diets, too many failed self-improvement promises over the years, and rather than set myself up for inevitable failure, I have simply avoided disappointment through disengagement.But this year I've given in, surrendered to temptation. I'm joining the masses, marching to the drumbeat of convention. I'm making my … [Read more...]

The Dangerous Heresy of Zionism by Carl Medearis

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist AssumptionsPosted on August 22, 2011 by Stephen SizerSeven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions1. God promises to bless those who bless Israel and curses those who curse IsraelThis popular if misguided assumption is based on Genesis 12:3. It shows how vital it is we allow Scripture to interpret Scripture. First, the original promise was made to Abram (that is Abraham) and no one else. Second, there is nothing in the promise to … [Read more...]

Is Allah God? by Carl Medearis

I think Carl hit's all the possibilities, but in the end the greatest opportunity comes when we seek common ground, seek to understand and discover together. I like Carl's experiential and truth filled message below.  R.R.Is Allah God?The answer: Yes! I mean, No. Well, okay, possibly.The problem with answering difficult questions is that the answers don’t fit on a bumper sticker. So, we have to fully engage our minds and hearts in answering a question like this.It’s like so many oth … [Read more...]


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