Category Archives: Church History

The Redemption of the Christendom Church

Since Diana and I embarked on the journey of exploring the simple church movement, and how we might transition our originally traditional Baptist church into a network of house churches, we have met many people with many different ideas about church, … finish reading The Redemption of the Christendom Church Continue reading

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Some Good Books on Tongues

While doing some research on the history of speaking in tongues I came across some good books. A few are old favourites of mine, while others are reissues of classics and some more recent works. Check them out: Dennis J. … Continue reading Continue reading

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J. Oswald Sanders on Speaking in Tongues – Part 2

Back in April we began looking at what J. Oswald Sanders had written about the gift of tongues in his book Spiritual Maturity. Here is the second part of that article. Sanders does not agree with the common Pentecostal teaching … Continue reading Continue reading

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C. H. Spurgeon on Spiritual Gifts

The famous Baptist “Prince of Preachers”, C. H. Spurgeon, is often listed among a number of others by Dispensationalists to support there view that spiritual gifts ceased shortly after the beginning of the Church. It might be interesting to see … Continue reading Continue reading

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Approaches to Listening to God

There are many approaches in the church to listening to God. Three that have been part of my own church experience are: Traditional/Evangelical churches often equate hearing from God with reading the Bible, hearing powerful preaching, listening to authorities, or using some kind of democratic process to decide between alternative opinions. This is what I […] Continue reading

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