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Anne Hutchinson – early American house churcher

NARRATOR: Hutchinson’s story electrified her listeners. They gathered at her house to hear about her revelation from God, just yards from where the governor lived. JOHN WINTHROP: She keeps open house for all comers, three score, four score people. She… Continue Reading →

Show them the lollipop

Wow – there are those among the Islamic community who are brashly predicting that an Islamic flag shall one day fly over our White House and Capitol. Is burning their holy book going to accomplish anything good? I doubt it…. Continue Reading →

Of the Taliban and Tea Party movements

Both of these movements are obviously gaining ground. Both claim to have no hierarchy of leadership and no central headquarters. They are ideologies which encourage spreading their message without approval of a chain of command, meeting anywhere and advancing their… Continue Reading →

Everything points to Him

How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24 Do you see your Heavenly Father when you peer into the eyes of another person who is made… Continue Reading →

Epidemic of Emotional Affairs

The sad news of house churches falling apart due to marital infidelity regularly reaches our ears. In our own area, we have recently witnessed the devastating effects of an “emotional affair.” Even though the affair did not get physical before… Continue Reading →

Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

“Simple church” may lead some to the premise that simple is necessarily going to be easy. I think not, though I am not uncomfortable with the phrase: simple church. Things indeed have gotten a little too complicated with respect to… Continue Reading →

Pat Summitt on family

House churching, or whatever your preferred terminology, presumes a (hopefully somewhat stable) family. After all, church is family. And family is the cradle of society, too. Here is a short audio clip released earlier this week by my fellow Tennessean… Continue Reading →

Home meetings restricted in VA

The Commonwealth of Virginia was once the bastion for ideals such as freedom of religion and the right to assemble. Now look. Will your state be next to require permits and ¬†limit the number of attendees? Virginia Beach has agreed… Continue Reading →

Classroom size with respect to intimacy

Colleges and universities are rated on a number of criteria. A high rating comforts parents as they write out the checks each semester. One criteria is the faculty to student ratio, supposedly a measure of teacher/student interaction and intimacy. Another… Continue Reading →

Do Chinese house churcher’s desire to come out?

Do Chinese house churcher’s desire to come out?¬† It’s easy for us to extol and honor them for their endurance under persecution but what do they want in terms of being able to meet openly? Any of you Chinese house… Continue Reading →