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Schisms in the Church

Schisms are nothing new to the church. There have been many throughout history. Most Protestants know of the Reformation where Luther posted his 95 thesis to the doors of the local church. But, what most people don’t know is most schisms throughout history have largely been a political schism and…

Unity By The Spirit

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”…

Seek Kingdom

Opera stars were a thing, believe it or not. John Maxwell told this story: In recent years, opera superstars Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti have enjoyed singing together. They’ve done it frequently, but prior to their first performance the three world-class tenors had never sung together on one…

Doctrine Divides

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “doctrine divides,” doctrine has become a bad word. But, pick up a KJV Bible and you will find the word doctrine 56 times. Our modern translations simply translate the word as “teaching.” Doctrine is not a bad word. And division is not entirely bad.…

“You keep using that word…”

In studying the topic of partnership and working together I found myself writing different phrases that mean the same thing: Churches that partner together. Churches that work together. Partnering churches. Churches who work alone. To simplify my writing and note taking I am creating new words: multichurch, monochurch, and cochurch. These aren’t the only…