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Do you love the deceived?

Have you ever gotten caught in a drainage ditch? I know that’s a weird question. My husband and I recently went to great lengths – great FENCE links – to keep our dogs out of the muddy ditch that runs along the far side of our farm property. All sorts of interesting farm matter flows […]

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Synergize 2018

What you need to know about “A Billion-Soul Harvest 2018”

There is a major effort by the “Billion Souls Network”  to “Bring Back The King” by finishing the Great Commission by the year 2100. The Billion Soul Network Coalition comprises more than 1,300 denominations and organizations, along with more than 400,000 local churches, committed to synergizing their efforts together to accelerate the doubling of the […]

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Bill Hybels

Hybels steps down from Willow Creek following allegations of misconduct

From the Chicago Tribune: Forty-two years after founding one of the nation’s most influential evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Bill Hybels told his congregation Tuesday night that he would step down from the helm of Willow Creek Community Church six months ahead of schedule. His departure comes less than a month after a Chicago Tribune investigation […]

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How abandoning Sola Scriptura shipwrecks your faith

What is the difference between the spiritual transformation that happens through the Holy Spirit, and the Spiritual Formation movement that swept through our churches a few years ago? The difference is night and day. I remember talking about this with the late Ken Silva in 2012. He helped me understand that the Spiritual Formation movement […]

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Speaking up for discernment ministries

Is it just me, or are discernment ministries getting raked over the coals?  And is it deserved? Early last summer I stepped back from my daily blogging and posting activities. Not by choice, but medical necessity. Eight months and three surgeries later, I’ve been slowly dipping a toe back in, and catching up on the […]

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Fill in the blank; abortion billboards call evil good

In God’s Word, He warns us, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20) Our children are being raised in an era where this evil is blasting them right in the face. Soon […]

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Leaving the NAR Church: Max’s story

“Just start making sounds and you will begin to speak through the Holy Ghost.” So I did. At first it seemed I was just making nonsense, but I definitely felt something take over and I started loudly speaking with whatever was going through me. Looking back now, I realize that something more sinister had an […]

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Leaving the NAR Church: Ben’s Story

“When I arrived in October 2008, the Meridian Vineyard was a nice and fun place to be. Very loving, lots of contemporary worship. This was also when I first heard about Bethel Church out of Redding, California. I started getting a gut check in my spirit almost immediately.” – Ben I have received several additional […]

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