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Grassroots: God’s Design for Redemption

date OCTOBER 10
date Kyle Zwiep (Michigan)

And He said to him, 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:37-40, The Word of God, NASB Translation. Greetings! I'd like to introduce myself: I'm Kyle Zwiep, Director of Marketing and Operations for TheCommon.org. We're a new start-up web-based ministry application, and that's what I'd like to begin to tell you about. So, if you're interested,…

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Living outside the walls of the church

date OCTOBER 10
date James Palmer (Michigan)

It's been nearly 2 years since we packed up the truck and left Kentucky to move to Traverse City MI. We had been in Wilmore Kentucky for four and a half years studying at Asbury Seminary preparing for a life of vocational ministry. There was just one problem. By the time we were finished the thought of taking a job in the church was more than we could bear. It wasn’t that we were no longer followers of Christ. It was the journey itself that made us think there had to be a better way to be disciples than attending…

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You DO know God has humour, right?

date OCTOBER 10
date Mackan Andersson (Sweden)

Hi, welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of your feet. Let's chat. Cool. I like that. So who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?Mackan Andersson, from Stockholm, Sweden originally, but now exiled to Malmö :o) … I am a standup comedian who also dabbles in writing, and a sometimes-theology-student. Oh - and I have this great kid. And a wonderful wife. Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?A latte, thank you. Sumo-size. Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go…

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