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Replanting a Denomination: Answering Some Questions, Part 3

5. Reflection: Finally, “How is it going, and what’s next? Where do we adjust our course?” The congregation should always pause for thanksgiving, absolution, offertory, and celebration. The insights and prayers of the membership guide the evaluation of how they … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Answering Some Questions, Part 2

3. Strategy: “How will we get the job done?” Leaders re-equip members and themselves with whatever it will take to reach for their new future. They plot and prepare for the step-by-step progress that will make the dream come true. … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination/The Fork in the Road: In Reply to Greg

Greg wrote, My Friends; Let me first state, for the record, I have never believed that Jay Guin has ever attempted to misrepresent my convictions and I have every confidence that Jay wants to honestly examine the issues before us. … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Answering Some Questions, Part 1

Let’s see if we can find answers to some of the questions posed back in this post – 1. Identity: “Why are, we in business? What are our assets and strengths?” Members rediscover who they are and why they exist … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Two More of Hank’s Questions

Hank has a knack for asking worthwhile questions — questions that I’m sure other readers are also asking. To make sure his questions and my responses are seen by all the readers, I post my responses here. Hank asks, I … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Moser and Tidwell, Part 3

3. What was Moser’s view of the work of the indwelling Spirit? While I have no writings of Greg’s in which he affirms a personal indwelling of the Spirit, my understanding is that this is his view, and that appears … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Moser and Tidwell, Part 2

2. Does Greg agree with Moser? I don’t think so. Here’s an article by Greg for Forthright magazine, “Know the Time” (May 9, 2002). Worship is changing. Congregations bring in all manner of deviance, pandering to every selfish whim. Entertainment replaces … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Moser and Tidwell, Part 1

Gregory Alan Tidwell, a contributor to the Gospel Advocate and my favorite conservative preacher, commented, Please provide me with an actual quote from Moser with which I disagree. (not what you are SURE Moser would have said, or MEANT to … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: Leadership during Stability, Decline, and Death

In The Life Cycle in Congregations, Arlin J. Rothauge advises churches on how to cope with stability, decline, and death. During decline or death, we are aware that there’s a problem, but when we’re plateaued, we tend to figure that … Continue reading

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Replanting a Denomination: In Reply to Hank

Hank asked, As a “Neo-Conservative” (dubbed that by a leading progressive), who is trying to follow along, I have to ask what is meant exactly in saying that we need to change? Take, for example, the typical old school “sound” … Continue reading

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