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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
An Apostolic Manifesto That Identifies the True Church
By Art Katz
In this late hour, the church needs to consider something that would constitute a plumb line from heaven, something to which we should align ourselves. I believe there is an apostolic distinctive that identifies the true church, and makes of it what has always been its characteristic from the beginning. No man can give a definitive and comprehensive summation of the whole genius of the word apostolic, but let this be a broad guideline and statement so that it might enter our contemplation and change our conduct.

This outline will mean ultimate requirement for the church. If apprehended correctly, it will put us in a place of ultimate opposition, requiring ultimate sacrifice, because it has ultimate purpose in God. We will surely not attain to the reality that makes the church the church except by a conscious and willful choosing of these things. However strange and ambiguous some of the statements will be, may the spirit and essence of these truths go into our hearts and find their way into our understanding.

For a long time, there has been disquiet in my soul over the use of charismatic gifts in our churches. We have looked to the gifts to "renew" our denominations, or to uplift the saints, as if this is an accessory to our religious self-interest. There has certainly been much abuse and misuse, and we have therefore entirely missed the profound intention of God in the giving of His Spirit. read more
Fire in My Bones
Why I Defend Women Preachers

J. Lee Grady says strong men are not intimidated by gifted women. If we want to reach the world for Jesus, he says we must empower female leaders.

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Books
Megachurch Pastor: Many Christians Unknowingly Worshipping Idols

Pastor and author of the widely popular book Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman continues to challenge what it means to be a committed follower of Christ. In his latest book, he examines idol worship.

The Plumb Line
A Stealth Spiritual Warfare Weapon Satan Can't Stand

Charisma News Editor Jennifer LeClaire offers prophetic insight into a weapon that many find difficult to wield. But if you swing this sword, it protects your heart in the face of mistreatment and persecution.

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Culture
Tim Tebow Cancels Controversial Church Appearance

The iconic quaterback canceled an appearance at the Dallas mega-church led by a prominent pastor who has sparked controversy over remarks he made from the pulpit about gays and other religions.

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