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Dan Notti

Be intentional about relationships...

This is the fourth of five principles regarding church as authentic community from Wayne Jacobsen's book, Finding Church: What If There Really Is Something More?

Be Intentional About Relationships

All we have to do is be aware of his moving in the people around us and gravitate to those moments that are real and . . .

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November 27, 2014

Avoid what feels religiously artificial.

This the third of five principles from Wayne Jacobsen's book, Finding Church: What If There Really Is Something More? I believe this adds a whole new dimension to a discussion on church as authentic community. And it offers some compelling food for thought -- especially for those of us wrestling with a similar dilemma!

Avoid What . . .

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November 26, 2014

Embrace the desire to engage...

This is the second in a series of five principles about engaging in church as authentic community that comes from Wayne Jacobsen's book, Finding Church: What If There Really Is Something More?

Embrace the Desire to Engage in the Community He's Building.

As you learn to embrace his affection, you’ll soon find your . . .

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November 25, 2014

Church begins -- inside of you.

I love that God is constantly leading me to individuals, groups, books and resources that challenge how I have always looked at things. All have caused me to pause and reflect on my preconceived notions and presuppositions. And some of these have been an encouraging affirmation of what God is doing in my heart with regard to authentic . . .

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November 24, 2014

Our 'Unseemly' Parts...

And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),which our more presentable parts do not require.
But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and . . .

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November 17, 2014

Grace, Grace!

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

words by Julia H. Johnston

Have you ever had one of those singular moments when God seemed so incredibly near and he was speaking so powerfully and profoundly that from . . .

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November 03, 2014

It's Just Dirt...

I must admit, I can get depressed (big surprise to you that know me, right!)

I start mulling over this and worrying over that and weighing my worth and value and when I get all finished calculating my current situation in life, I am approaching that wonderful threshold of being fully and completely depressed -- just plain down and . . .

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October 22, 2014

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