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Roger Thoman
I'm on a journey home desiring to take as many people as possible with me.
Interests: cpms and justice for the poor in needy parts of the world, brennan manning, simple churches, contemplative, skiing, walking on the beach, grandchildren, glory of God demonstrated among all people groups, authentic community
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Big things happen, really big things, when there are enough small, collective things taking place. We are not dreaming big enough. No, I’m not talking about how big each one of us can become, or how important each one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
Very happy that you found some encouragement, Susan. The journey may be 'simple' but not always easy!
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Simple/organic church folk might be key to the army God is preparing for needed global impact. Though progress is being made, some estimate there are still over 6,000 unreached people groups (out of 11,700 total people groups) in which less... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
Good shares, Marc. I appreciate the input.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2017 on Solitude and Listening at SimpleChurch Journal
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An excerpt from the Simple/House Church Revolution book: Solitude and Listening If I were to point to one great need for us, as God’s people, who desire to experience a deeper intimacy with God, it would be the need for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
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The call for the church is to always press in to more of God even when this means letting go of the very forms and formulations that got us to where we are. We always want to settle down into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
Good word, Patrick!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2017 on Just One Disciple This Year at SimpleChurch Journal
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We can hear stories of thousands of disciples multiplying thousands of more disciples and wonder how that relates to our own situation. As someone who spends nearly an equal amount of time in Africa as in California, I understand this.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
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If you have not seen this article, it’s a great read. I will post a few quotes here, but the whole article is worth the time. Bestselling author Francis Chan recently exposed his heart to Facebook employees, detailing why he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
You are most welcome.
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Wish I had something other than that glib response, John. Will be praying with you that God will lead (probably equally glib). Sorry about that!
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Great comment from Patti. Amazing how 'forced' often becomes 'called.'
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"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." André Gide For those who left the shores of traditional church many years ago, and also for those who are just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
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Jun 19, 2017
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An excerpt from the Simple/House Church Revolution book: Just as every new living thing has in it the power to reproduce, in the same way new believers, who have received Jesus’ new life, have the power in them to reproduce.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
An excerpt from the Simple/House Church Revolution book: The reason that simple, Spirit-led gatherings could take place anytime and anywhere was because the early church completely understood the concept of every-person-ministry. This goes to the very heart of God’s church:... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
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An excerpt from the Simple/House Church Revolution book: ”The clergy-laity distinction removed personal discipleship from the hands of common Christians (Dennis McCallum).” The greatest joy of the Christian life is being used by God to bring whole-life, spiritual transformation to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
An excerpt from the Simple/House Church Revolution book: Many people, today, are catching the vision of what the church is meant to be as she throws off the hindrances and becomes the Spirit-filled movement of Believers she is destined for.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal
Thanks for the note, Tom. There are several good resources on hearing from God, but one of my favorites is Dallas Willard's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q3LYJG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2017 on Living Church Primer at SimpleChurch Journal
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Good question, Jackie. I always see obedience as a given within the discipled/discipler relationships and rhythm.. But it is a good point to be clear about.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2017 on Living Church Primer at SimpleChurch Journal
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Amen to that, Larry. Great to hear from you!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2017 on The Church That Is Going at SimpleChurch Journal
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Great stories, Marci. Good to hear from you!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2017 on The Church That Is Going at SimpleChurch Journal
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Love the restaurant ministry, Tom. Blessings to you!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2017 on The Church That Is Going at SimpleChurch Journal
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I learn so much more from those who take ‘the course.’ One of the participants asked a question referring to this quote from the Simple/House Church Revolution book: "The church is becoming unleashed as Christians are re-discovering the daring adventure... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at SimpleChurch Journal