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Activating Cross-pollination in the Body of Christ

We know that different individuals in the Body have different gifts. But have you considered that different groups within the Church in your city are stewarding different teachings that you need?
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Q&A session – Common Purse

by Micah Landers I have been spending a great deal of time lately talking to the Lord and pondering the concept of provision. Our family recently moved to Oklahoma City from Cincinnati, effectively leaving behind most of our close connections, both in the church and work related.
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Walk

By Micah Landers A little over a month ago, our family moved across the country, from Cincinnati, OH to Oklahoma City, OK. The following post is one I wrote for our family blog recently, concerning maintaining a steady, life-long family discipleship priority through transition.
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[Audio] Wolfgang Simson on Kingdom Economics

Description: Wolfgang Simson is somewhat of a Kingdom instigator. We were glad to have him in town this week.
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Living Rhythmically Toward A Future: an explanation of why we meditate on eternity.

by Micah Landers We celebrate Sukkot every fall. I have met a lot of people who think that Sukkot is a weird thing to take part in.
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Rhythms and Freedom to Know Christ: an explanation of why we rest.

By Micah Landers We celebrate Shabbat every week. We don't want to call unclean what the Lord has made clean (Acts 10).
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Does Evangelical Christianity Deny the Apostles Creed?

The most widely accepted statement of Christian orthodoxy is the Apostles Creed. From the 5th century until today this creed is used by virtually every Christian denomination as a description of the basic beliefs that make a person a biblical Christian.
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Top 7 Biblical Words We’ve Redefined

CS Lewis once expressed the idea that when studying texts of any kind, if you tell me what the hard words mean, you’ve done more for me than a thousand commentaries. (paraphrase from An Experiment in Criticism).
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Church Merger Announcement

"We hereby announce that our church [insert church brand name here] has officially decided to merge with the Church that Jesus started almost 2000 years ago. Sorry for the confusion we caused by our decision to start a new church.
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Twisting the Church Trademark

The church has a serious branding problem. This week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the free speech rights of the members of Westboro Baptist Church, a group who protests outside of military funerals with hate-filled signs like “Your sons are in hell” and “thank God for dead soldiers.
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Spiritual Community – No Car Required

Do you remember the outrage that erupted around the world when churches began to be built in a way that logistically required their members to own cars to participate? No?
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How Does a United Church Form Smaller Communities?

As my faith in the oneness of the church has grown I’ve found myself building relationships with Christians from many diverse backgrounds who attend many different worship services across the city.  But this has created an additional dilemma.
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The Church Sends Itself

In a church where the basic divide is between professional ministers and passive consumers, missions has been exclusive endeavor of the ultra committed.  And everyone seemed comfortable with this arrangement.
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