Spinning Plates by Ken Eastburn
By: Ken Eastburn - 24 April 2014 - 0 Comments

Last week I had coffee with a denominational leader. It was an interesting meeting of sharing insights and frustrations. We talked about some of the community outreach initiatives that he had introduced in the [...]

What Makes A Good House Church? by Heather Goodman
By: Heather Goodman - 23 April 2014 - 1 Comment

Just because it’s a house church, doesn’t make it good. The first legalistic cult I ever had to leave to find out what “grace” and Jesus really was…was a house church. There are house [...]

The Great Church Experiment by Brandon Chase
By: Brandon Chase - 22 April 2014 - 8 Comments

Do you remember doing Science Fair projects in school? You know, the ones where you did an experiment in order to answer a question, solve a problem, or explore a “what if?” I’m certainly [...]

The Myth of Organic Church by Kathleen Ward
By: Kathleen Ward - 21 April 2014 - 6 Comments

Human beings are created with an inbuilt tendency towards idealism. Fairy tale stories and superhero movies reflect our need for happy endings and superhuman abilities. We grow up with romantic and unrealistic expectations of [...]

Review: Neil Cole’s “Primal Fire” by Keith Giles
By: Keith Giles - 18 April 2014 - 1 Comment

  I first met Neil Cole at a Carl’s Jr. in Orange, California. He and my friend Ken Eastburn were meeting with me for an early morning coffee and conversation. I had only been involved [...]

Avoid The Dangers of Organic Church by Jamal Jivanjee
By: Jamal Jivanjee - 17 April 2014 - 2 Comments

Several years ago, I left the institutional religious system.  This was no small feat for me as it was a system I was heavily invested in.  I had been religiously trained in college, and [...]

What If? (Part 3), by Steve Holt, Sr.
By: Steve Holt - 16 April 2014 - 1 Comment

Well, the past is gone, and the present is upon us.  We can do nothing to affect those two time dimensions.  But, ah, the future!  The future is ours to shape based on what [...]

What If? (Part 2) by Steve Holt, Sr.
By: Steve Holt - 15 April 2014 - 0 Comments

What if Jesus’s disciples reestablish the household as the primary Kingdom expression on earth? What if every Christian sells his/her house in the ‘burbs and moves to the most depressed section of their city [...]

What if? By Steve Holt, Sr.
By: Steve Holt - 14 April 2014 - 0 Comments

Despite mankind’s apostasy, miscalculations, sin, evil and downright stupidity through the centuries, God has preserved a remnant of followers—called the church—on this earth.  From any angle, Christendom appears divided, disconnected, inept, impotent, and incapable.  [...]

Why I Plant Organic Churches by Ross Rohde
By: Ross Rohde - 11 April 2014 - 4 Comments

There are lots of kinds of churches. Besides the dozens if not hundreds of denominations we could name, each with its own way of doing things, there are lots of different models out there. [...]