Category Archives: The Ekklesia

On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.4: “Chief Among Equals”?

Sándor and I concluded our exchange on church leadership with the following emails.  Though relatively short in length, they did touch on a vital question: What about the principle of “chief among equals”?  [For the full context of this post, … Continue reading

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On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) Pt.3: “Form Follows Function”

As Sándor’s and my conversation continued, I responded to what he had shared within a few weeks. In his reply, he interjected his further thoughts and comments into the body of what I had written. What follows is that composite … Continue reading

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On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.2: “Possibilities and Solutions”

Sándor replied to what I shared in Part 1 with the following email and attachment: Dear David, I am very grateful for your valuable thoughts.  I agree on that basically.  I would like only to reflect on that shortly and … Continue reading

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On Church Leadership (an email exchange with Sándor Abonyi of Hungary) – Pt.1: “The First Button”

Shortly after I began blogging in 2012, I happened across another blog that caught my attention.  Somehow I landed in the English section of a Hungarian blog, keskeny út – narrow way by Sándor Abonyi.  Though most of his blog … Continue reading

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“Affirmations” – A final word

I began this series speaking of the Church as a “spiritual organism” which is governed by the law of the “organic.”  As with all living organisms, the most essential element that determines its unique form, features, and functions is its … Continue reading

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Affirmations (7) – My Commitments

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] ______________________ ~ Affirmations ~ 7. My Commitments ~ ~ ~ I affirm my commitment to the Father and to a life-long, uncompromising obedience to His … Continue reading

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Affirmations (6) – End-Time Remnant Restoration

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] ____________________ ~ Affirmations ~ 6. End-Time Remnant Restoration ~ ~ ~ I affirm that God’s program at the end of the age, in accordance … Continue reading

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