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Nobody Loves Me Better But, ....Sing Along If Like Joel Osteen And Company
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Word's Up By Rapper Cynthia, To The Tune 'Word Up'
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Rocky Mountain Lie (Al Capone Ain't Such A Bad Guy)
MaxwellsHouse.Org Top Karaoke Parodies- Part Two
Jewish Wannabe: My Favorite Things
Sweet Lord Of Mine: Make A Joyful Noise With Bj
Little Billy Sings: It's A Bunch Of Bull To Me
The Outlaw: Sing Along With Little Billy
Burning Down Their House: Sing Along With Jumpin Jack Jr.
What A Wonderful God: Under His Rainbow...Sing Along With Little Cindy
Fiddling With 'Fiddler On The Roof.'
Expose Them With God's Light, And Talk To The Aminals
Jewish Counter Missionary: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
Does eating MEAT make one fat?
BoldFingers Meets 'Super-Apostle': Sing Along
Pastorized To The Tune, 'Too Shy'
God's Healthcare Together: Death Panels Already Exist
Before Judaism It Was Better: Sing Along
It's More Blessed To Give And Receive!
"If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words..."
Dad Knew That, 'This Is Family:' Sing Along
If The Plain Sense/P'shat Makes Sense, Don't Mince/Panache
You Might Be An Illegal Immigrant Or His/Her Enabler If :
Just Like Those Egyptians: The Ex. Files
Drier Ground Or Ye Are Gods?
There Ought To Be NO Mormons After
Special Ed: Sing With Little Billy
Plain Sense Indicator: Mormonism
Maxwell's House Spiritual Virus Checker
Preterists/Gnostics And 'The Man Down Under': Sing Along
The Apostasy: What Is It?
Maxwell's House: Goods For Your Desktop
Take Your Kids To Branson And Save Them From Hell
Isaiah 53: Explained By Mitch Glaser...My Critique
The Branson Experiment
I Am The Virus: Sing Along
Why Do It God's Way?, To The Tune 'I Did It My Way'
What's The Matter In Your Eye, You Cookie Cutting, Half Truth Wielding Wonder?
The Name: Sing Along....One Faith For All
Your 'Jesus' Is Simply Way Too Small (2 Cor. 11)
My 12 Hates Of Christ-Miss, To The Tune Of 12 Days Of Christmas
The Great Offending Gold Plaited Turds, Meet The Great Conformers In The Anals Of History
As Cain Slew His Brother To The Lord Yeshu, Columbo Suspects The Highly (H)Acidic Jews
He Will Stomp You From We Will Rock You
The Age Of Hilarious: Sing Along
That's Agape: Sing Along
You Aint Seen Someone Yet: Sing With Porky
We Didn't Pick The Choir, But Revived The Muslim Fire
You Deserve An Oscar, Golden Calf Or Degenerate Award Then Put Billions In Research, When...
Fruitcake Stew Number Two, For Hopeless Liberals And Fruitcakes Like George And The View:
Differences Between The Body Of Christ And Israel
Should We Major On The Minors, And Minor On The Majors?
What Happens When Christians Strain At Gnats, Swallow Camels, Embrace Shadows, Major On The Minors?
One: The Paradigm For All Things
Gave Our Breath Away/The Trinity And The Trichotomy Of Man In Song
Where Are You Located On This Chart?
The Answer Lies In, How This Story Begins: Avoiding The Fiddler On The Roof
My, My How The Whole Truth Divides!!
Nifty Ways They Replace Scripture: Sing Along
I Took The High Way: Sing Along
Bible Difficulties
I Wish They All Could Be Roman Catholic Girls: Sing Along With Papa Bj
Paper Lions, Doggy Doorways To The Tune, 'Paper Roses'
Prophecy And Mystery
The Spiritually Challenged Coming Full Circle
Very Superficial And He's Got Teddy Haggard's Smile
Professional Christian To The Tune American Woman
Had I Come Back Before, Sing Along
Ghost Writers In The Sky: Sing Along
'I Make It Rhyme' To The Tune 'I Walk The Line'
Total Recall Of You All: I.E. The Religious And Jewish Wannabes
Pretribber: Sing Along
The Divine Authorship Of The Old And New Testament
You're A Jewish Counter Missionary Or Enabler If You:
'Rightly Divided' Chart
Arguments Against The Trinity Trounced
Your Own Poison-All Jesus
Come As We Are Ministries
Publicans And DUMacrats Ask: What's This Hole In My Head?
Cynthia's Corner
Here's Some Great News My Friend
Undercover Christian
If Three Just Don't Agree, Then The Two Will Surely Do
Know When You're Done
The Eight Day Week And Keeping The Holi-Days Holy
The Departure: What Is It?
Group Think Or Whosoever Will Part 3
Jewish Wannabe:These Are A Few Of MY Favorite Things
Melchisedek Medley: Sing Along
How Many Times Is Christ Coming?
BOC Chart 2
B.O.C. 3
Children Of A Lesser Fraud: Should We Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils?
The Replacement Killers
Are You Odd Because You're God's?
A Boy Named YESHU: Sing Along With J.C. (Not Jimmy Carter)
Jesus On Main Street/City Lights Coffeehouse
Maxwells House Photos
Circles Of Life
The Andy Man Can With Frank N Clown's Lurch And Its Unleashed Body Parts
Found Me My Baby Giver; Start Your Own Church
Under One Roof: Start a House Church
Let Her Be: Sing Along
HollowWood's HollowLujah's Shows They Never Knew Yah
Maxwell's House: Goods For Your Desktop
'All' Men Means Just Some Men If Of Calvin: Sing Along
My Pardon Party: Will You Come?
Tebow Knows/ Focus on the Family Or On God?
We'll Love You, If Like Us You Are: Sing Along
This Old CoffeeHouse
Behind All Those Doors At Miles Apart Ministries
Live And Let Christ: About Us
In Those Three Days, Christ Saved Me From The Fire
I Am Jesus, And I Right The Wrongs: Sing Along
Christians 'Roasting On An Open Fire': Sing With Little Billy
Simply Can't Change Your Chromosomes That Way
There Should Have Been A Warning, After: Sing Along
Twelve Angry Men (Jurors) And The Roar Of The Lion
Violence Of The Hams And The Preachers Of Another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11)
Really Hot As, Hell-Ooooooooo!!
Little Angel Cindy Knows, Do You Know?

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Mile High Ministries (Miles Apart Ministries) Presents:

 

 A Mighty Fortress is our Church:

Has unleashing the Church and creating the 'Purpose Driven Church' helped to point the world to the ministry of reconciliation or unleashed programs of alienation and segregation?

Are Mile High Ministries really Miles Apart Ministries and just a cleverly repackaged Fortress Mentality that has divided the church rather than unite?

Janis listed eight symptoms that were indicative of groupthink:

1) Illusion of invulnerability

2) Unquestioned belief in the inherent morality of the group

3) Collective rationalization of group's decisions

4) Shared stereotypes of outgroup, particularly opponents

5) Self-censorship; members withhold criticisms

6) Illusion of unanimity

7) Direct pressure on dissenters to conform

8) Self-appointed "mindguards" protect the group from negative information


Open Door Fellowship or Come as We Are Ministries?

Purpose Driven Church or Christian City?

Unleashing the Church or Unleashing the Fortress?

Welcome to Miles Apart Ministries.

 
We are a ministry devoted to group think and cliques.
 
Our elite staff are committed to finding a place for you in one of our numerous cliques.
 
Look us up at:

Escape From Christendom:

We are Christian City...we got something for everyone as long as everyone can fit into one of our many cliques. 
 

 
If you call, make sure you know the extension of the people group you are trying to fit into.
 
If you don't know what people group you belong to, we can temporarily put you in our confused people group until you get the help you need.
 
This is the strategy of many churches today.
 
It reminds me of the Jerry Springer show in all its variations of situations and dysfunctions.
 
Often it is argued that one needs to be in groups of like minded people, separate from other groups, for empowerment and effective ministry. This is why we have so many birds of a feather ministries. These ministries though located in close proximity are in reality miles apart from each other.
 
This is really the beginning of Group Think as defined by Irving Janis
 
Specialized ministry is often segregated ministry.
 
These churches erect barriers between ministries, clergy and laity, Keeping the majority of the people in the actual ministries from ministering to each other or being ministered to and from the other clique ministries.
 
 
What I have seen from those persuaded of this Fortress Mentality, is that often they don't know or care or have the energy to know what the other ministries are doing.
 
This makes it appear that Jesus' gospel can only be effectively communicated by the specialists.
 
Does this kind of ministry really help the situation or hurt it?
 
Not only do birds of a feather flock together, they sin more easily together.
 
Hurting people do not need to be only around those like them but those unlike them.
 
This opens up ministry for them not just the elite.  
 
Peer pressure can be something that gets people into trouble.
 
Peer pressure in a group can often circumvent the personal responsibility that  one needs for his or her own life. This is what freedom to be a Christ One is about.
 
Segregated ministries are in essence saying to others, 'I don't need thee' and is Group Think, and the Cliquishness present in such situations is high.
 
I have noticed that in a local ministry that divides the sheep from the sheep and sheep from the goats that they or their patients don't attend the sponsoring church, and the few that do attend only fellowship with their own kind during service.
 
It is virtually impossible to break through these walls at church.
 
Is it any wonder that when ministries segregate folks into different people groups during the week that these same people continue these divisive practices on Sunday.
 
We cannot divide people like this and then expect them to come together for weekly or monthly meetings.
 
The apostle Paul tells us we have the message and ministry of reconciliation not alienation, specialization and segregation. (2 Corinthians 5)
 
The apostle Paul's ministry was against Group Think (Jew Only-Matt. 10:5ff; Galatians 2:8,9) to whosoever will. (Acts 13:46ff)
 
We are to be reconciled to God and each other. (Ephesians 4)
 
A Mighty Fortress is Our Church

A mighty fortress is our Church, a bulwark segregating; our helper not amid the flood of mortal ills prevaling. For still our ancient foe doth surely work us woe; its strategies are great, intent to isolate, on earth is not its equal.

And though the church, with experts filled, should promise to divide us, we will not fear, for God hath willed his truth and Love to guide us. The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him; his rage we can endure, Man's strategy unsure, God's Holy Word unite us. (2 Corinthians 5:18 ff)

"Never has it been more clear to me that two revivals are in progress on the earth. One is the revival of the Spirit of God by which dead men and women are freed from their sins by the blood of the Lamb and raised to a life which is the life of the sons of God, a life which bears God's nature, manifests God's mercy. The other revival is the revival of religious flesh, a revival which is so appealing and gathers such multitudes and wields such power in this world because it offers all the comfort of religion while allowing you to keep your ego and all rights to yourself.

Surely each of us has to decide which revival he is going to be part of . Am I going to invest my life in some enterprise of booming Christian City? Or am I going to lose my life in the pursuit of God's will of mercy? Am I going to concentrate on building something that will cause the citizens of Christian City to sit up and take notice? Or am I going to spend my life bringing the poor and the maimed and the blind to the Master's table?" (Escape From Christendom, Robert Brunell)

Also check out: Focus on the Family?
 
 
                        BJ Maxwell
                        Revised 3/05/2006