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Cairn University’s Church Leaders’ Conference.

Overview Cairn University held its first annual Church Leaders’ Conference today and I attended along with three parishioners – John Broglin, Kevin Miller, and Augusto Fiallo. We left together from CCC at 8:30 am and arrived a few minutes later at Cairn University. The conference was being held in Chatlos Chapel, a few Biblical Learning …

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Criminal Background Checks.

Update: See the end of this article for some important updates. Recently I’ve been looking into what options are available for folks who need to run criminal background checks. This field has been changing rapidly over the past several years with technological advances and if you have been using a provider for a long period …

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A Painting by Bernt Notke

Reimagining Church (Chapter 1) (Frank Viola) – An Interaction (Part 2).

You can find introductory material and the introductory/preface interaction here. Without further delay… Chapter 1. Reimagining the Church as an Organism. “The church we read about in the New Testament was ‘organic.’ By that I mean it was born from and sustained by spiritual life instead of constructed by human institutions, controlled by human hierarchy, …

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Reimagining Church (Preface / Introduction) (Frank Viola) – An Interaction.

[This post is in large part thanks to Andrew Hess, who has pushed my thinking on organic church and ‘forced’ me to do more reading and thinking about underlying church philosophy.] In this post I will attempt to summarize and respond to many of the main thoughts in Frank Viola‘s work Reimagining Church which argues …

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