Tag Archives: Church

Bethel (Part 2)

[In this post I am going to talk about was my experience of the Bethel culture.] The last several months I have been involved in a Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry run in conjunction with Pihop.  This has been part … Continue reading

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Why I went back to Church…

Ten months ago I left Christian Assembly (CA), a church out in Eagle Rock. I simply one Sunday stopped attending and never went back. I did not have a falling out with the church or a negative experience that drove me away. … Continue reading

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How do we to handle and understand failure in ministry?

The question, “How do we handle and understand failure in ministry?” has been on my mind for some time.  In my Pihop/SSM internship we are currently reading God’s Generals by Roberts Liardon.  It tells the story of numerous revivalists who did … Continue reading

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Recovery Journal: Learned Helplessness and the Theology of the Abused (Part 2)

Recap: In my first post of this very very long blog I talked about learned helplessness.  To recap what I said… Abused people often experience trauma they have absolutely no control over.  The pain, trauma and abuses they experience lead … Continue reading

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Why do we believe…we should run the Church like any other secular organization? (Conclusion: Because of syncretism with Western Culture)

Leslie Newbigin was a British missionary who lived in India for forty years. When he arrived in India he saw with clarity the insights and idols of the Eastern Indian culture.  While Indian Christians were more susceptible to the subtle … Continue reading

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Why do we believe…we should run the Church like any other secular organization? (Training our leadership)

When pondering through why I should continue in theological education I realized one of the motivations to finish my M Div is very simple: an advanced degree from a seminary will increase my chances of getting hired in the Christian … Continue reading

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Why do we believe…we should run the Church like any other secular organization? (Intro)

When I thought and wrote about my issues with seminary there was one critique that led me into a much larger topic that I thought was bettered addressed on its own.  In thinking about how we (Western Christians, especially in … Continue reading

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