Archive for 'Tradition'
Posted on 12. Sep, 2013 by Martin Schmaltz.
“The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Bob Dylan’s song describing the social and political upheaval of the 60’s is just as apropos regarding today’s spiritual culture of North America. This was again brought to my attention recently: first via a facebook exchange then by a news article. A post from one of my Facebook connection evidenced […]
Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by Martin Schmaltz.
There is a stirring in the body of Christ today: many are shifting from a religious paradigm to a Kingdom one. In dialogue with others, it is common to hear a question like this posed: “What prevents us from demonstrating kingdom power or authority?” This is a valid question that needs to be answered if we are to step into our roles as Kingdom representatives.
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by Martin Schmaltz.
Many leaders today understand the necessity of transforming the church to effectively proclaim the Gospel. Yet these same leaders are finding it challenging, dangerous and frustrating. To successfully transform a church there are certain strongholds to be aware of and four basic steps to follow.
Posted on 06. Mar, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
In our previous post we brought up the idea of the illusions of strongholds and their limiting affects in our lives. Our perception of the situations create for us our personal realities and thus our actions or lack there of. In regards to our spiritual lives and being the body of Christ (church) there are […]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
There is a longing in the hearts of spiritual leaders for the restoration of a true apostolic church, one that demonstrates the power of the Kingdom. To achieve this, the first step is to identify what might be standing in our way. Read on for an idea.
Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Many pastors and leaders today realize that the church appears to be lacking power. They know something is wrong and they are frustrated. They look to do something, by grasping the latest church growth program, big name evangelist or that one special conference. Yet they find these only bring temporary results. Is there something deeper that is causing the church to be powerless?
Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Thoughts are powerful things: they can be liberating and empowering, or limiting and demoralizing. A common story told regarding the captivating power of thoughts is that of the training of elephants. As it goes, young elephants are taken and using heavy chains are tethered to stakes driven deep into the ground. The young elephant continually […]