Tag Archives: Institutional church

The Topic of Grace

You would think the topic of grace, God’s grace would be a simple subject to understand. But I think I figured out why it perplexes many believers, especially the ones that have spent a great deal of time in the institutional church. Continue reading

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Burying the Dead

Leaders Afraid Church of England May be Dead in 20 Years by Tim Ross, The London Telegraph YORK, UK – The Church of England will cease to exist in 20 years as the current generation of elderly worshippers dies, Anglican … Continue reading

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Declaration of Interdependence

Recently a good friend I’ve known for 35 years told me that I’ve been independent and self reliant for as long as he’s known me. He said that I’ve never really needed anyone. I was stunned and a bit irritated. … Continue reading

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Always learning?

“I’m sure God is trying to teach me something through this situation.” Ever heard that before? I was having a conversation with a guy the other day that kept using that phrase to try to make sense of a senseless … Continue reading

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The weight of relationships

I’ve recently noticed the disintegration of relationships in various situations lately. Where people have gotten bored, or fallen ‘out of love’ or the focus of the relationship just became blurred with distractions. In each instance, there was always a point … Continue reading

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Building Sheep pens

Last week when Wayne Jacobsen was visiting he made a point that really stuck with me. It was that people are often drawn into new ways of building ‘sheep pens’. Sure they are upset about the abuses or hierarchy of … Continue reading

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Gatherings in Sacramento

We just finished up a fascinating weekend of gatherings here in the Sacramento area. Wayne Jacobsen had made his way up here from Southern California as well as Mark Lang and Michael Rose from Canada. It was great to hear … Continue reading

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When David went to Singapore

On April 9, 2009, David was invited by Ravi Philemon to go to Singapore to share with believers living outside of the institutional church. Ravi was hosting an awareness meeting to gather others who were on the same journey. Ravi … Continue reading

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Too Afraid To Leave

I was at a gathering of saints the other night, and the song leader played this song. It was the first time I had sung it. The melody was slightly familiar but when I saw the words to the song … Continue reading

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Recent Additions

There have been some recent additions to the Family Room Media site. Lo and behold we have another Lost Moments in Church History episode. Episode 7 marks the last of our Lost Moments videos. We also have a fresh podcast … Continue reading

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