Anthony's Challenge of the Week: Prayer!

Last year I attended the Word of Life Bible Institute, as did some of my fellow bloggers on this site. Part of the program of this particular school is a summer ministry with their youth camp. Just about everyone involved with Word of Life gets involved with the camps during the summer. It is a hard time- you work extremely long hours six days a week, and don't get much time for yourself. I was a counselor, and our job was to be with the campers 24/7, six days a week.

We slept in the same cabin, ate with them, swam with them when they wanted to swim and got the opportunity to be a part of each of their lives for that week they were there. I could speak for hours on it, but that isn't the point of this blog (just to note, I love all of my campers!). So, here is the point:

There were a lot of people who needed prayer. Everyone was tired, and everyone was seeking God's wisdom with every decision they were making. We wanted to be true to God for those we were ministering to. I had a list of people I prayed for. Good friends, some of the leadership, and those who had specifically asked for prayer.

But there were also times when God would make me think about someone, and I would pray for that person. It happened once where God put this guy on my heart, let's call him Joe (not his real name). Now, Joe seemed to be fine. He was, in fact, one of the more inspirational guys at the camp who seemed to have everything going just fine. He seemed to be strengthened, in fact. I had this desire, though, to pray for him. I did, for almost a week straight. It was odd for me, because there were so many people who seemed tired and worn who I thought needed specific prayer more than he did.

A few days after I started praying for him I went up to Joe and told him that I had been praying for him, that God had laid it upon my heart to do so. Joe then told me about a situation that had come up in his life that was really draining him, and that the prayers had been needed. I was once again washed in awe, hearing of God's providence.

So, what's the point, you ask? Well, sometimes we tend to only pray for the needs we see, the things people ask us to pray for. We sometimes think it might even insult a person if we pray for them without permission. Sometimes, though, even those thing which seem strongest need prayer. Even those people who seem to just "get it" can use our intervention on their behave. Paul illustrates this in Colossians Chapter 1:9-12:

"9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. 11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, 12always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light."

So when you go throughout your Christian walk, know that sometimes God asks us to pray for those things or people that appear strong. Do not forsake praying for someone or something, either, simply because no one has asked you to! The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thes 5:17). Though, don't forsake praying for those things you normally pray for. Just remember those things you don't usually think of. :)

In Christ's Love,

Anthony DiGeorgio

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2 Sides of the Coin: The Issue of Choosing Salvation

Oh, That's Where My Fork Went

Have you ever been traveling and come across a fork in the road? What did you do?

You either picked it up, or you left it.

You made a decision, didn't you?

Yup, you used good old free will and decided either to leave that fork there or pick it up and add it to your illustrious “Forks of the World” collection. Yup, good old free will.

Or was it that free?

Was your decision exempt from external authority, interference, pr restriction?

Yes! No! Maybe?

Well, let's think about that. If to be free means to be exempt from external authority, interference, and restriction then if your choice was exempt from external authority, interference, restriction it would be free! But was it exempt from external authority, interference, restriction?

Let's think of it in a different way.

Can you order a taco at McDonald's? Of course not. So when you enter McDonald's is your will free or are you a slave to the will of McDonald's? When you enter McDonald's you submit yourself to the authority of McDonald's and the restrictions of their menu. Thus inside a McDonald's you have no free will. You have a limited will, one that is defined by the rules of the arena.

But do I have the freedom to choose within that arena?

In theory, yes. In practice, no.

How can this be. At McDonald's I have the freedom to choose from anything on the menu, correct?

Wrong. You can only choose what you can afford. If you order a value meal, and you only have $1.06, then you are limited to only the items on the dollar menu. So now your will is limited not only by the arena, but also by your abilities.

But certainly I must have the freedom to choose whatever I may as long as it is within the arena and within my ability.

Wrong again. I don't mean to be so negative, but *shrugs*. Now that your arena and ability have whittled down your choices, there are two more factors: desire and consequence. This one is tricky; so I will explain. Desire in this instance means that of greatest importance to you: living, breathing, etc. Desire is complimented and refined by consequence. You “choose” that which will give you the desired consequence. The two are essentially the same.

Now, let's get back to the menu. Your arena and ability have limited you to just the dollar menu. For the sake of illustration lets say you have the choice between french fries or a grilled chicken wrap. You know that if you eat the french fries you will be consuming large amounts of harmful fats and excess calories, but it taste amazing, while the grilled chicken wrap is better for you, it just doesn't have the same flavor as french fries. You will “choose” which ever one fits your desires. Thus desire (and by association consequence), further limits your will.

There is one point I want to clarify. I only used the McDonald's theme for the sake of unity with my spiel, but drug addiction is a much better example. Those people sacrifice everything for their one overriding desire. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog.

I don't understand. What are you trying to prove? Is this world really materialistic? There is a theory that says the only thing that exists is matter; that all things are composed of material and all phenomena (including our decisions) are the result of material interactions.

Well yes and no.

Yes in that the only thing that exists is God; all things are created by Him and all phenomena (including our decisions) are the result of divine mandate. But this isn't true in the fact that God is not matter.

Why is this important?

Because this singular fact is the background to the glory of grace. Without it, grace would be tarnished by the vainglory of works. If we could choose, then we would become worthy of grace because we choose it. Choice would be the deed by which we could claim worth. Thus salvation would be by works, not grace.

What does all this mean for our faith?

You tell me, leave comments or questions, and I will be sure to respond promptly.

Andrew Hughes

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Is God the Puppet Master?

Have you ever watched a puppet show? The basic idea behind a puppet is easily understood - the puppet master is able to control every movement of the puppet with his/her hand. The puppet (Pinocchio excluded) has no ability to control any aspect of what it does. When it comes to salvation, this type of control is often attributed to God. That He is the puppet master, and humans have no ability to accept or deny salvation. Rather, He controls their "choice." Today we'll be looking at salvation and, using the Word of God, trying to decide the place of human "choice" as it pertains to salvation.

Eph 2:8-9 - 8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Often the "human" part of choice is thrown off by some because they believe it to be a work. Obviously, Eph 2:8-9 states that we are not saved by any works of our own; so truly, that line of thought is not flawed. There are no works we can do to "earn" salvation. Rather, we are saved through faith, and salvation is a gift of God.

So, is "having faith" a work? Let's look at a few other scriptures talking about salvation:

Acts 16:31 - So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."

Romans 10:9 - that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

These scriptures are echoed quite a few times in the New Testament. From what these and other scriptures teach, salvation comes from: Believing that Jesus came to the Earth, died for our sins (1 Cor 15:3) and was raised from the dead on the third day. We must believe this. Rom 10:9 then adds to this, stating that we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe, and we will be saved.

So from these an other scriptures we understand that we are to believe, confess and have faith (Eph 2:8-9). The latter of these is interesting, because faith can be translated as "trust." I don't know about you, but if I command someone to have faith or trust in me, I want them to make tat choice. For indeed, if God were to make the "choice" for us, would it truly be us having "faith" or "trust" in him? He doesn't want puppets. He wants willing beings who love and trust in him.

Just to reiterate the importance of faith/trust:

Galatians 2:16 - "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified."

So, is "choosing" a work? I don't think so. Works, when spoked about while pertaining to scripture, are things that people thing they do to earn their own salvation. There is nothing we can do to earn our way into heaven, and we don't have to, because Jesus has paid the price. We are not justifying our salvation by saying we choose, but rather our salvation is justified by what Christ has done. When we accept the salvation that God has offered us, we are not doing anything to earn that gift, but are rather accepting the work that Christ has done.

Look at it like this: Say you needed some money to pay off money you owe to, say, the IRS. It's a huge amount of money, and no matter what you do yourself, all the work you do and all the people you borrow money from, you just can't pay it off. Then some rich, generous guy who you don't know walks up to you and holds out a wad of cash that would cover your debt. All you have to do is take it, he say. Now, you didn't work for that money at all. You didn't do anything at all to earn it. He earned that money, and now he is offering it to you, so that you can pay off your debt and be free from it. He choose to give this gift to you, and all you have to do is choose to accept it.

Free will when it comes to salvation is sort of like that. Jesus did all the work for salvation. He did everything, and all he asks is that we believe that he did all the work, and have faith in Him. By accepting that and having faith, we are indeed choosing, but it is not a "work" as Ephesians chapter 2 warns us of. Remember that it all rests on Jesus. That it was his atoning sacrifice that gave us the freedom from sin, if only we would believe; have faith. He paid for it, He did all the work for it. We only have to accept it, to choose it.

Thank you, Jesus, for giving me this free gift.

In Christ's Love,
Anthony DiGeorgio

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From Meg's Pen: Being God's Ambassador

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. ~2 Corinthians 4:6-7~

In the summer I turned 21 I was working at roller coaster park in Ohio (Cedar Point, if you've heard of it). I worked as a cashier at one of the over-priced gift shops 6 days a week, and I usually just slept on the 7th day. I lived in one of the "dorms" which were jammed with as many people in a room as the Fire Marshall would allow.

One late evening one of my co-workers (a lovely boy named Evan) was doing a drag-show at one of the local gay bars. A group of us decided to go and see him perform. It was a crowded place, full of scantily clad women (and men dressed as scantily clad women) and the room resounded with loud music and hoots and hollering toward the stage. I bought drinks for all the minors, and sat down with my group, bumming cigarettes and cheering on the performers.

After Evan performed (I don't remember the song) we headed outside to get some fresh air. There was a tarot card reader asking to read people's fortunes. Now, I became a believer when I was 17, and I believed that tarot carried demonic power. I was slightly buzzed, and I was curious as to what would happen. She offered me the deck, I took a card, handed it to her, and the lady flipped.

She started ranting, asking me what kind of spiritual power I had, telling me that I had ruined her deck. She went to a car to get a new one, and my co-workers all stared at me, awkwardly. Eventually the mood lightened, and we went back inside. But for me it was, pardon the expression, a very sobering experience. Conviction choked me.

There I was, knee-deep in sin, and God rattled me to my very core. It was in that moment that I realized that no matter where I go and no matter what I do, I carry the Spirit of the living God within this frame of skin and bones, and no matter where I am, I am an ambassador for Christ.

Even when I am a terrible one.

It was a very convicting experience for me, and I certainly do not boast about my behavior that summer. I often hid my beliefs from my co-workers, hoping to be liked, and fearing conflict. And there was God, reminding me that I can never run, nor ever hide, from the truth that my life is no longer my own.

Now, the point of this blog is not to condone lascivious behavior, because God will use you anyways. God would have been far more glorified by my abstaining. God would have been far more glorified it I had chosen to live by His precepts.

God is greatly glorified as I walk in the spirit of obedience. Like it says in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." One of the greatest witnesses we have is our obedience, our good deeds, the evidence of sanctification in our life.

Still, for one such as me, who is often ladened with guilt and shame, the truth that God uses me despite me, is one of the most freeing truths in the world.

Here is the thing: I fail. I fail a lot. And yet God has still uses me as His representative to humanity.

"Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us." ~2 Corinthians 5:20a~

I had gotten in a fight with a friend, and spent the weekend in my dorm, bemoaning my life. I went to dinner, and a girl walked up to me and said, "I had a dream last night that you had knew the meaning of life. So tell me, what is it?" An open door.

I had just transfered colleges and I was so lonely and miserable, I was making myself sick. A friend invited me to Moe's for a burrito. As I went to get my soda from the fountain, a man walked up to me and said, "You have the happiest aura I have ever seen. Why are you so happy?" An open door.

I had gotten word that my finances were a mess. I was broke (as I often am), and had no way to rectify the situation. I spent hours and hours complaining to anyone who would listen, refusing any comfort. I got out of my room, and eventually I found a friend crying. She said, "I have been thinking a lot, about salvation." An open door.

These are just a few of the times that God has pulled me out of the mire of my life, and used me to wield change. This, then, is the conclusion that I have drawn. God's ability to use me is not dependent on my obedience to Him. Just as Jonah's greatest hour was executed by God only moments after Jonah's greatest failure.

My personal roadblock to sharing my faith, to actively acting as the ambassador for God that I know I am, is shame. I am often aware of how unworthy I am.

Since that summer, God has slapped me around a lot, and gotten me flying straight in a lot ways. But still, I stumble. The point of this blog is this: Sin, even "great sin" does not disqualify you from God's work. If you have spent time in bars, slept around, snorted crack, stolen cars, or even beat up your best friend, if you are a believer, you are an ambassador of Christ. And though God may have a lot of work to do in your life, he can use you today for His work.

Not because we are worthy. Not because of anything we can accomplish of our own power. The Bible is jam-packed full of characters who failed God time after time, and yet God still used them. Why? Because, "we have this treasure (the power of God) in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."

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Second show done!

Our second podcast is finished and we, the Ekklesia team, are very excited about it. This week we talked more about the Ekklesia project itself and what our motives are. We spoke about the universal church, and how we believe there are things churches today don't do that they should. We shared our beliefs, in general, on discipleship, evangelism and ministry. Really, we can't tell you even in part what we talked about - you should listen!

Stay tuned to the blog throughout the week for pieces expanding on what we talked about on the show this week. Join us next Sunday at 11 pm for our next show (topic still to come).

Oh, and again this week we were one man short, as Robb could not make it again. We promise you, though, that he does exist.

Anthony's Challenge of the Week

So, we're trying to start and get in the habit of posting things weekly and hopefully we can get a few things going that will continue for months or even years. I'd like to try and start a weekly blog, to be posted every Saturday, called "Challenge of the Week." What I'd like to communicate through this weekly spot is a challenge for myself and hopefully anyone reading.

Challenge of the Week: Be an Accountable Christian

James 5:19-20 - 19My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, 20let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

This week I was challenged by this passage when I shared it with a friend of mine. I won't share the story, as I don't know most of it. When I first read this passage it took me a little while to grasp it. First, remember that James is talk to believers about believers - a pattern we see in much of the New Testament. This scripture does not give us the right to go to non-believers and confront them about sin in their lives - it would do little good, anyway, as they do not have the Holy Spirit to convict them. Now, don't take what I said too far - we cannot approve of the sin of non-believers.

The "strays from the truth" is, I believe, simply talking about a believer who has falling into sin and is not living a life consistent with his or her beliefs. Sometimes this is apparent and we can tell right away. Sometimes it is hard to tell. One of the things I see often is a believer who has turned to something other than God for gratification or truth. One who is perhaps hurting the gospel through the way they live, or another believer who is in a life ruled by a specific sin. Something that they don't seem able, or don't want to overcome. Sometimes all we need is that gentle push from someone who cares to remind us that we have the Holy Spirit with us, and he is able to fight our battle with our sin nature for us (Gal 5:16-18,24-26).

Remember, we are all part of Christ's body. We are meant to be one - and as a body, we should support each other. God tells us in the book of James that we need to "turn the sinner from their error." Some translations phrase it "restore" the believer, and I really like that. Sometimes all it takes to restore another believer is confronting them, and reminding them that they are not alone in their battle against sin. Sometimes it takes more - lots of time, patience and prayer. Every situation is different, but let me challenge you this week, and for the rest of your Christian life, to look for those believers that have wandered from the truth, and seek to help restore them to where God wants them - under His will. Maybe someday you'll help restore me when I stray. I can only hope.

In Christ's Love,
Anthony DiGeorgio

All About the Hosts: Andrew

Hey everyone, I am Andrew Hughes, one of your friendly hosts from Ekklesia Radio. I was born in Akron, Ohio, but moved to Fort Myers, Florida when I was approximately three months old, so I was born a Yankee but raised a Cracker. I am a 22 year old college student at Edison State College in my hometown, where I am aiming towards a degree in communications. After I attain my degree I hope to be in full time a minister at Ekklesia Church, serving you the congregation.

I would have to say that my personality is... deep? I like to think that there is a lot to me and that, despite my obscene transparency, it takes a while to get to know me. At first meet I tend to be quite and aloof, but rest assured I am extremely talkative and friendly. For the most part am really chill and laid back, but don't mistake that for uncaring. I also love to have fun and joke around, now I know you are thinking to yourself, “Hey I like to do that to, what makes you so special” well I like to do it all the time, in fact I almost never get anything done because I am goofing off, so that's what make me so special, Mr./Ms. Smartypants.

I tend to see myself as the visionary for the Ekklesia Project. I am usually the one who is not satisfied with the status quo and am pushing for higher and better things. Being a visionary, though, I tend not to be so good at getting things done as I said before, so I thank God everyday for the people that He has surrounded me with or else my “visions” would get nowhere fast.

Well, that's me in a nutshell, I hope you enjoyed it and I didn't scare you off. Visit often for posts of a more theological subject, from the members of the Ekklesia Project.

Yours Truly,
Andrew Hughes

First show in the bag!

Well, the first show is over, and we had a great time. We talked a little about the Ekklesia project, shared a little about ourselves and explained what we seek to do during our broadcasts. Sadly, Robb could not join us tonight. The rest of us took care of sharing some... information about him, however. ;)

The show will be available at the bottom of the page for the rest of the week, and in this post. Next week's show will be focused on the thoughts and theology behind the Ekklesia Project.

All About the Hosts: Meg!

Hi! I'm Meg! I am the token female for the group. Here are some of my stats:

Name: Meghan Katherine Najduch (but please call me Meg!)

Age: 24 *sigh*

City of Residence: Novi, MI

Home Church: I am a member at Bowe Gardens Baptist in Melbourne, FL, but I am currently attending Oakwood Baptist in Novi, MI.

Church where my heart is: Ekklesia ^_^

Plans for the future: Become a famous writer, help start a church, live in England, become an English teacher, change the world, get married and have babies, read a lot more, become fluent in ancient Greek, learn to fix my own car and computer, and own a VW hippie van.

Favorite Pizza topping: Pineapple, mushrooms, and feta (yum!)

Is there something others would say you say too much? I say a lot of things too much, as I suffer from foot in mouth syndrome.

Where you feel God is calling you: That is a question I have yet to answer. I have come to realize that I will never be happy unless I am working full-time vocationally doing God's work, in some capacity; it's what I long for. I would like to do missions at some point, but right now my heart beat is to see change and maturity in the church in the US. I also have a heart especially for middle school/high school aged girls.

Bad habit: I smack my lips when I eat. Drives people crazy!

Pet Peeves: People who use poor grammar and punctuation habitually, not changing the toilet paper roll and just leaving it empty (grrrrrr), and crumbs in the butter.

Bad online habit: Correcting someone's grammar rather than just showing them love.

If you had one super power, what would it be? I would like to be invisible at will. It seems like the most useful superpower to me, especially when I want to read a book in peace.

Something people don't think or know about you after they meet you? I'm a twin, and I'm adopted. People freak out when I tell them, and say, "why didn't you ever tell me?" Those two facts rarely come up in conversation.

Is there something you do that you wish you could change? I cry so easily sometimes. I hate that about myself! Some people can just will themselves to not cry, but I never have been able to do that.

If there was one thing you want God to give you while you are on Earth, what is it? The most epic library in the world.

If there is one thing in the average church today you could change, what would it be? I would establish proper discipleship programs in every church.

What did God use in your life to bring you to Him? Who? Allison Lopes! What? Honestly, I was a real outcast, and a freak, and the fact that Allison and her youth group loved me and accepted me without reservation.

Life Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. "

One thing you'd like people to know: Semi-colons are beautiful.

In your opinion, what is something missing in most Christians today? Honestly, I believe that Christians in the US do not value maturity, nor do they strive for it.

Mel Gibson or Kevin Costner: Nicholas Cage!
Cat or Dog: Dog (My dream dog is a boxer or a lab.)
White or Black: I prefer the color black myself. I actually abhor white, the color, but not the metaphorical white.
Wood or Carpet (floors): Wood floors, but lots of rugs.
Intel or AMD: I have absolutely no idea.
Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter: I have been an HP fan since I was 11, so I will pick HP.
Angels or Demons: Well, obviously I would pick Angels.
Hymns or Contemporary: I really can't choose. I love a good hymn, but there are so many a great contemporary songs also.
Whole or 2% Milk: Skim!
White or red meat: Soy meat, please.
Paper or Plastic: Paper is more eco-friendly, and is usually sturdier.
High heels or Flats: I am pretty tall, so usually flats.

What is something you prayed for the last time you prayed? I prayed for God to give me wisdom regarding my future, and what I should do with my life.

How 'bout a closing one-liner you know? Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart. ~Burn Notice~

Well, that's it for now folks! I hope that your exploration into the realm of my psyche was both informative and interesting.

All About the Hosts: Anthony

Hi! Yes, that was a sentence fragment, I think. Meg, was it? Anyway, I'm Anthony and I suppose we should introduce ourselves. I'll be posting a few relevant things on here at some point, I'm sure. :)

Name: Anthony DiGeorgio

Age: 22

City of Residence: Palm Bay Florida

Home Church: Bowe Gardens Baptist Church

Church where my heart is: Ekklesia ;)

Plans for the future: School, work, church - so on.

Favorite Pizza topping: Cheap pizza? Pepperoni. Good stuff: Italian Sausage.

Is there something others would say you say too much? Perhaps

Where you feel God is calling you: Ministry - other than that, I am honestly not sure. I know He wants me to help my friends start this church and stick with it for a while, but I could see Him using me for missions before or after Ekklesia.

Bad habit: Getting distracted in the middle of conversations. Oh - shiny!

Pet Peeves: Dirty dishes, dirty floors, misspelled words, chat speak, persistent tapping noises, Sponge Bob, Pastors who think their jokes are original (not mine, of course) ;), children who have never swept or washed dishes, books that aren't straight, books that aren't the same size mixed up, books that are paperback mixed with books that are hardback, people who clean with dirty rags or sponges, mopping before you sweep... the list goes on. ;)

Bad online habit: Using too many ellipses. (a series of periods: ...)

If you had one super power, what would it be? The ability to edit anything published on or offline. Anything, so it can be done right.

Something people don't think or know about you after they meet you? I'm a huge sports fan. I love football the most, but follow basketball, baseball and some hockey during their seasons. The draft (NFL) starts this Thursday (it is Sunday) and I already have goosebumps.

Is there something you do that you wish you could change? Often I say things in a way that people take wrong. It could be because of how I word it, or the tone of my voice - don't know for sure, but it happens often.

If there was one thing you want God to give you while you are on Earth, what is it? Understanding. Or, if you want a less serious answer: The continuation of the Lord of the Rings series. Perhaps a resurrection of JRR Tolkien?

If there is one thing in the average church today you could change, what would it be? Complacency and apathy into vigor and passion.

What did God use in your life to bring you to Him? In a word: Pizza

Life Verse: Psalm 16:8: I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

One thing you'd like people to know: Having a big nose does not make a person Jewish. Nothing is wrong with being Jewish (they are God's chosen people), but I am proud to be Italian. So no, before you ask, I'm not Jewish.

In your opinion, what is something missing in most Christians today? The type of love Paul spoke about in I Cor 13. The same love that Jesus talked about on many occasions. We have forgotten how to love, mostly because most of us have never been taught.

Mel Gibson or Kevin Costner: Mel Gibson (FREEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOM) ;)
Cat or Dog: Dog
White or Black: I plead the Fifth. Can I do that? Am I being implicated? I know a lawyer.
Wood or Carpet (floors): Can I say wood, with the bedrooms carpeted? If not, carpet.
Intel or AMD: AMD, duh!
Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter: LOTR!
Angels or Demons: One word off from a terrible movie
Hymns or Contemporary: Both, used wisely
Whole or 2% Milk: Whole
White or red meat: White
Paper or Plastic: Plastic has handles, so it wins by default.
High heels or Flats: Depends on the dress I'm wearing

What is something you prayed for the last time you prayed? That I would be able to continue on the path He has laid for me without veering off course to find shortcuts or an easier route.

How 'bout a closing one-liner you know? To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Alright, I'm done. I just came up with all of those just while I was typing. Hopefully, this will help you get to know me, and hopefully there are people reading this that aren't my co-hosts. :) Hopefully my friends will be able post, too. I tried to keep questions about ourselves that we'll discuss on the podcast out.

In Christ's Love,
Anthony DiGeorgio

Hello World!

Hello good people of earth!

This is Ekklesia Radio and by the grace of God we are embarking on the mission which has been set before us to reach the world (or maybe central Florida ^_^) with the Gospel. Our podcast is our first step in really discussing and finding practical solutions for the many issues that are plaguing the church today.

We are are under-qualified and completes novices, but we hate a lot of what the church has become. We have learned so much about how the church could be, and we want to make it real. We always welcome advice and suggestions, but we want to *do something* rather than just sit around and watch the church and the world around us crumble.

We desire to question every thing that is not a biblical mandate, from church times and setting, to format and meeting places. We want to build an effective ministry on the foundation of the Word of God and not the human traditions which may be a detriment to our job as ambassadors for Christ.

There is more to come. This is just an intro.

Hello World!

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