Sinners Anonymous: Less Church, More Recovery #ourCOG

#ourCOG Sinners Anonymous: Less Church, More Recovery
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sobrietychipsNoah and I were supposed to be playing outside but he hit me with a rock (in his defense, I threw his Chewbacca in a mud puddle). I went into the nondescript yellow building to look for his mom and walked into a room full of people sitting in a large circle.

I had inadvertently stumbled into a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. And although I was only nine and couldn’t fathom the complexities of the group, I knew something significant was happening. I quietly sat in the back of the room.

I couldn’t see the guy talking, but could hear him using the kind of language that would have gotten me grounded for a month. As he talked, cr Continue reading Sinners Anonymous: Less Church, More Recovery #ourCOG

Jesus Broke Into The World Of Sinners. Will You? #ourCOG

#ourCOG Jesus Broke Into The World Of Sinners. Will You?
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Technology is always changing. Technology seems to change faster than we can buy the latest update. We buy the latest computer or smartphone, and before we walk out of the store, the next big thing is being hinted at. The only solace is the fact that you and I, as consumers, understand the new will get old and then the new will replace it once again. We know this will occur over and over.

In Luke 5:27-39 Jesus doesn’t speak of technology. I don’t think He had an iPhone on him, but He does speak of things changing. In fact, He speaks of things changing that will never go back to the way they were. The reality is, it’ Continue reading Jesus Broke Into The World Of Sinners. Will You? #ourCOG

European Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders Issue Joint Resolution at Empowered21 Europe Summit #ourCOG

#ourCOG European Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders Issue Joint Resolution at Empowered21 Europe Summit
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Budapest, Hungary– Over 35 leaders of Pentecostal denominations and Charismatic ministries from 16 nations across Europe united together in Budapest, Hungary, November 19-20, 2012, for a special Summit focused on the future of Spirit-empowered Christianity. This historic gathering was a launch point for a pan-European relational network called Empowered21 Europe. The Empowered21 European Council Summit […] Continue reading European Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders Issue Joint Resolution at Empowered21 Europe Summit #ourCOG

20 Resolutions I’m Making for the Church (and Myself) #ourCOG

#ourCOG 20 Resolutions I’m Making for the Church (and Myself)
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Image: Craig Morey

Image: Craig Morey

Dear Church,

You and I have had a codependent relationship for a while, but I don’t blame you. I’ve used you to meet my selfish needs just as often as you’ve failed me.

While others may talk about breaking it off with you, I refuse to. Despite the mutually destructive dance we often find ourselves in, I know in my gut that you need me. And as irrational as I occasionally find you, it’s through our relationship that I’ve come to know and love Jesus.

I can’t control your behavior. So I’m going to focus Continue reading 20 Resolutions I’m Making for the Church (and Myself) #ourCOG

Church of God Adopts Resolution on Immigration #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God Adopts Resolution on Immigration
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At the recent Church of God International General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, the General Council passed a resolution addressing contemporary concerns about immigration in the United States. The resolution was ratified by the General Assembly on Friday, July 27, 2012 and is now part of the official standing of the denomination on the issue. This […] Continue reading Church of God Adopts Resolution on Immigration #ourCOG

Samuel Rodriguez Says America for Jesus Rally Could Spark Revival #ourCOG

#ourCOG Samuel Rodriguez Says America for Jesus Rally Could Spark Revival
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September 28, 2012–Philadelphia–Is America for Jesus? Tens of thousands of Christians are flooding Philadelphia to answer that question with a resounding “yes.” Despite all the atheistic, socialistic, humanistic agendas that are attacking our foundations, there is yet a remnant. And part of that remnant is gathering in an historical city to pray for the salvation […] Continue reading Samuel Rodriguez Says America for Jesus Rally Could Spark Revival #ourCOG

8 Commenters You Meet on Christian Blogs #ourCOG

#ourCOG 8 Commenters You Meet on Christian Blogs
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fingerwaggerI have been blogging for a while, and reading blogs even longer. Here are a few of the commenters I regularly see on Christian blogs. How many do you recognize?

Engagers: Most people fall into this category, and these are commenters you want—the crème de la crème. It’s not that they agree with you, they often don’t. But when they disagree, they’re thoughtful and respectful . . . and on topic.

Givers: These are a subset of Engagers who share their personal, and often touching, personal experiences with insightful vulnerability. They’ll often break your heart while adding an important perspe Continue reading 8 Commenters You Meet on Christian Blogs #ourCOG

A Necessary Move for Christians in America #ourCOG

#ourCOG A Necessary Move for Christians in America
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There does not exist a reliable political party that purely represents the overall Christian agenda in America. We can neither ignore the overwhelming contrast to our Godly principles of the marriage equality and abortion rights agendas, which the Democrats strongly support, nor can we be oblivious to the arrogant, greedy, unsympathetic Pharisaic practices of the […] Continue reading A Necessary Move for Christians in America #ourCOG

Resolutions Address Financial, Giving Issues #ourCOG

#ourCOG Resolutions Address Financial, Giving Issues
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Resolutions adopted at the recent Church of God International General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, deal with financial interdependence and Biblical stewardship. The General Council, comprised of all registered ordained bishops in attendance at the Assembly, passed the resolutions as part of their agenda. The resolutions package, which also included four others, were ratified by the […] Continue reading Resolutions Address Financial, Giving Issues #ourCOG