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The Downward Path

“The Church has lost its hold on the masses. The Church does not hold the young people passing out of its Sunday schools. The Church has failed in meeting the increase of population. The Church is in a state that is not pleasing to God, it is not answering its destiny, it is on a downward path.” Is the Church on a downward path? In some ways, yes, in others maybe not, but either way the annswer is the same. Continue Reading

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So, What is a Church, Anyways?

Every other Tuesday afternoon I spend four hours at one of the largest churches in Morganton. It doesn’t have a steeple, or pews, or an organ…I’m sure you’re not surprised about that, it’s no secret that I’m one of those “hippie rock ‘n’ roll preachers.” However, it also doesn’t have chairs, at least not a group of them in rows facing the same direction, it doesn’t have a worship band, or even a track playing. It doesn’t even have a preacher, unless you count me, but I have never once preached there, nobody has, and if anybody wanted to they wouldn’t be able to find a podium to use, or a stage to stand on, and most people would probably be too busy praying, counseling, and serving to notice. Continue Reading