Relational Rhetoric – Moving from Talk to Action: 'Monday Morning Musings - November 30, 2020'

Believing that there are such things as tight rope walkers is one matter. Getting in a wheel barrow and letting one push you across the high-wire is another. The first is an opinion. The second is experiential reality. It is much the same in the Body of Christ when the topic of “relationships” or “relational Christianity” comes up. Lots of folks talk a big game, but not many actually get in the wheel barrow.

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Truthing It!: 'Monday Morning Musing October 12, 2020'

Truth is biblically defined as fidelity in relationships, not accuracy of our doctrine derived from the Bible. The Great Commandment is fundamentally relational. Jesus called himself the “Truth” because he had maintained relational fidelity toward and with God AND humanity. People who are informed about the Bible, but who exist in relational dysfunctionality, misrepresent Christ and His Gospel.




Bros in a Basement Podcast – Bryon Wiebold and Steve Crosby

If you have not found us yet, my good friend Bryon Wiebold and I have been doing a podcast since February of this year called: Brothers in a Basement, also known as Bros in a Basement. We are approaching 9,000 listens downloads. Responses have been phenomenal. We enjoy doing it together. We currently have over 50 episodes there on a variety of topics. Give it a listen

The Church Refugee Sanity Guide – Part Nine – Evangelism: 'Taking the Dread Out of Evangelism'

Taking the terror out of evangelism. Church Refugee Sanity Guide Part Nine

Church Refugee Sanity Guide – Part Nine – Evangelism

In this installment of the Church Refugee Sanity Guide, I take a fresh look at the topic of evangelism and discipleship apart from traditional theology, mindsets, and methods.

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The Actual and the Ideal: Tips for Relational Survival

hfeelingsMany years ago, a poem of sorts called “The Actual and the Ideal” caught my attention while visiting a friend’s home. I cannot give original credit to the author as I do not know who wrote it, and different sources attribute it to different people. Its profound implications on all of life, within and without the Church, are worth considering. The terms “incarnate and incarnation” used in this article mean: to give flesh to, to embody, to manifest or demonstrate. Put commonly: “Let’s see it, not just talk about it.”

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2013 Personal Annual Summary

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In years past we have done quarterly and annual newsletters for those who have relationship with us, and who care about us personally and in ministry. I mentioned last quarter that it would be the last and we would be going video for the future. Here is a 15 minute personal, ministry, and family summary for those who are interested!

Thank you to so many who love us, care about us, and support us.

Blessings to you in 2014.

Steve and Rita

Surprised When “Doctrine” Isn’t Enough

surpBeing a life-long (now semi-lapsed) charismatic believer, I have seen a lot of things: some wonderful; some horrid. Many years ago I was imprinted by a powerful lesson about kingdom life beyond the boundaries of doctrinal understanding.

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