Category Archives: Church

Real Church, Francis Chan, and the Roman Catholic Church

This was the newsletter I sent to my Christian-history.org newsletter list:   I was asked yesterday what I thought the best denomination was. I had a chance to address that at the “Heaven’s Family Reunion” in Pittsburgh in August. I … Continue reading

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Are you missing what may be the most important verse in the Bible?

All of us know that the Bible says, “… not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together.” Why, then, do almost none of us know what it says to do instead? We all think that instead of forsaking the assembling of … Continue reading

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Protestant vs. Roman Catholic vs. Orthodox: How Does a Christian Find a Church?

I put the following comment on an article at Conciliar Post, a very interesting interfaith, multi-author blog. My comment is not fully thought out, but I did not fix it because it is meant to prompt discussion at Conciliar Post … Continue reading

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Roman Catholicism and II

My last post was titled Roman Catholicism and I, so I am naming this sequel “Roman Catholicism and II.” Get it? Funny? No? Okay, well, I couldn’t resist. I’ve never been very good at titles. Anyway, an Orthodox friend of … Continue reading

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The Foundation of God and Its Affect on Fellowship

I wrote an article on my author site primarily concerning 2 Timothy 2:19 and what Paul describes as God’s “sure foundation.” It’s at http://www.paulfpavao.com/sure-foundation.html and it spills over into discussing with whom Christians should fellowship and with whom they should … Continue reading

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Some Beginning Articles on the Church

For some reason, I ended up on the subject of church life on my new site. It took a while to pull all three of these posts together, even though one was once previously written on this blog. That article, … Continue reading

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Embracing the Cross

I’ve been being tenderized in a heartbreaking manner by awesome people I’ve met in Memphis. They haven’t said anything to me. I have just watched them. The fact is, on many days, especially writing on this blog, I wrestle with … Continue reading

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Finding the Next Step

Yesterday I talked about working on the next step in church life with friends of mine, though friends far away in California. Today I want to tell you about searching for the next step for people I only heard about … Continue reading

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Ephesians for House Churches: Why We’re Trying Too Hard

This is not the only overall message of Ephesians, but it’s probably the most critical one for house churches. Deep breath. Rub my hands together. Here’s my attempt at a short, to-the-point, yet helpful 400-meter dash through Ephesians. Ready? You … Continue reading

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Unity and Denominations

I began my last post with “I left all the denominations.” Although that is clearly a Protestant-type comment, for Protestants are the only one who have denominations and gladly belong to them, I got a couple Catholic responses. One of … Continue reading

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