Ekklesia: Global

It’s easier than ever for us to look big picture. A quick trip over to our Twitter feed or Facebook timeline or whatever other social media outlet (maybe all of them at the same time!) and we get an instantaneous overview of what’s happening globally. Paul wrote a letter to churches in Rome long, long ago to […]

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Ekklesia: Local

What is local church and why does it matter? The word we translate to “church” is the Greek word ekklesia, which means “assembly” or “gathering.” Jesus’ words show us that gathering is God’s mission. Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own sheep and they know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the […]

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How We Talk About God: SO

When it’s all said and done and we’ve talked about God (with words like WITH and FOR and BEYOND), there’s a word we always have to get to: SO. Actually, there’s a question: So What?  We can dream and talk about God, and that’s important, but if our talk isn’t accompanied with a walk, if it […]

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