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Christianity Under Fire

Getting Involved With Coffeehouse Ministry
Study In Acts
Jesus In Genesis
Behemoth, Leviathan And Dragons, Oh My!
The Foolish Man's Guide To Confounding The Wise
A Defense of Individual Election unto Salvation & Critique of Absolute Corporate Election?
Group Think Or Whosoever Will Pt. 3
Paul's Purpose At Athens: Becoming All Things To All People
Personhood And Free Will
Scriptures Calvinist's Misinterpret
Resistance Is Futile!
You're a Hopeless Replacement Theologian If You:
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part 2
Are You Thankful For What You Have?
Top Ten Signs You Are a Fundamentalist Christian?
Getting Involved With Coffeehouse Ministry
A Few of My Projects
Next Subject
A Year in the Life
Maxwell's Musings
Is the Church, 'The Elect'?
Pope Apologizes For Telling the Truth
Catholic Catechism Paves the Way For Evolution
You Are A Hopeless Liberal If You:
Clean Slate
Three Column Chart
Ultra Dispensationalism: Scriptural or Not?
Group Think or Whosoever Will?
Chronological Chart of New Testament
You Might Be A Closet Dispie If:
Body of Christ versus Israel
The Mark of the Beast: Is it Literal?
You Know You're A Preterist If:
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part Three
The Comings of Christ: The How, When and Where
Groupthink and Cliques in the Church
Focus on the Family or on God
Cult Aware
Open Door Fellowship OR Come As We Are Ministries?
Transubstantiation or Unsubstantiated: If The Plain Sense Makes Sense...
DaVinci Code: Was Christ's Divinity and the Bible invented at the Council of Nicea?
Plain Sense Interpretation/P'shat: Christs Comings
Isaiah 53: Human Sacrifice?
Isaiah 53: Christ Has Risen!!
Who Hath Believed Our Report?
Isaiah 53: Christ Our Passover Lamb
Isaiah 53: Messianic Prophecies Refuted?
Chart comparing Israel to Messiah
Isaiah 53: The Suffering Messiah
Bible Chart: Does the Bible conflict on Salvation Messages?
Christs Coming and Time Gaps
Got Charts!
Are There Two Programs?
When Did the Church Begin?
When Did the Church Begin Pt. 2
Is America Cursed?
How and Why Christianity is Under Fire
Was Mary a Perpetual Virgin?
Tribulation or Jacob's Trouble?
Jewish Wannabes and the Holidays
Christmas Under Fire: When Christians Attack
Is Celebrating Christmas Scriptural?
Was Iraq a Just War?
Category 7: The End of the World
If It Believes, Then Waddles and Quacks like a Christian it is a....
Why Homosexuality Should Be Confronted and Exposed
The Doctrine Of Eternal Security-Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Does the Soul Sleep?
Did Jews Kill Jesus?...Hear What Some Jews Have to Say
Some Unscriptural Teachings of the Catholic Church
Arguments That Catholics Use
Pantribulationism: Are There Two Programs Going On?
Before and After
Pantribulationism: What A Day That Will Be!!!!
Definite Article Theology: The Way
Pantribulationism: Extrabiblical Nonsense
My Old Ship, the USS Shreveport Assisting Hurricane Victims
Pantribulationism: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Trinity of God and Trichotomy of man: Definite Article Theology
Definite Article Theology
Pantribulationism: Blessed Hope and Glorious Appearing
Pantribulationism: The Departure
Pantribulationism: It will all pan out in the end
Straining Out Gnats, Majoring on the Minors
Jewish Wannabes and Eschaholics
When Jewish Wannabes Attack What They Don't Understand
How Jewish Wannabes Attack and How to Identify Them
Historical Method and Homosexuality
If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Christ's Coming
If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Evolution
The Silliness of Jack Chick
Inspirational and Patriotic Songs
Communism and Islam -vs- the Faith of America's Founding Fathers
Bridging the Generation Gap
Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth
Let's Worship the Lord
Faith Under Fire Television Show and Website
Faith Under Fire/Do We Worship the Same God?
Arrogant or Convinced?
Warning Signs of Dispensationalism?
Good News: How To Fight Terrorism
Prophecies Yet To Be Fulfilled: Zechariah 12:10-14
Are You Happy?
When Jewish Wannabes Attack the Bible
Why Jewish Wannabes Attack
The Masters List
You're A Hopeless ....
Preterism Versus Dispensationalism
What's Love Got To Do With It?
When Jewish Wannabes Attack!
Preterism and Calvinism?
Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Signs You Are Doing Something Right
Ivory Tower Theologians and more about me
Satan the Counterfeiter
Saved By Race or By Grace?
Wanna Know Some Secrets?
Distortions of the Resurrection
Apostles Today?
Message and Ministry of Paul compared to the twelve
Maxwell House...Good For Your Desktop
The Feminization of Christianity
Absurd World Views
Religion versus Relationship
The Mysteries Revealed
Replacement Theology
How did the Tribes and Books get Lost?
Catholics, Cliques and Cults
New Age Movement
Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?
The Power of One
Be Thankful
Group Think and the Jew
You Must Be Born Again!!
Tribute to a Friend
Who's That Babe in the Manger: Does it matter
President Bush and the Movie: Unbreakable
Having a Form of Godliness
The Natural Supernatural Connection
Spiritually Challenged Skeptics
Speaking or Praying to the Dead
Eternally Insecure?
The Preterist's False Hope
Apostolic Succession Catholic Style
Predestination or Free Will
The Foolish Confounding the Wise
About Me
Scripture Twisting: Reading into the text
Scripture Twisting: The Figurative Fallacy
So Deep A Child Could Understand
The Apostle Paul
About Us
Requirements For Messiah
Small Groups or the Purpose Driven Church?
Mile High Ministries or Miles Apart Ministries
The Omnipresence and Incarnation of God
Is Jesus the Messiah?
Extrabiblical Nonsense
Blank Page
Is Baptism necessary for Salvation?
Focus on the Family?
Motherhood, Fatherhood or Discipleship?
The Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses
What is Love
That They May Be One
Suffering Servant
Article Page
Interview Page
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Still, the best times we had were at the local White Spot. We would talk for hours with friends and even a few strangers who would overhear our conversations.

 I was involved in a Coffeehouse Ministry for over twelve years.

The particular one I was involved in resembled more of an inner city mission that served coffee and conversation.

But I got and gave far more ministry at the secular Coffeehouse/Restaurant down the street after the Mission.

Though it wasn't as consistent as I hoped it would be, the Local White Spot that we gathered at later on proved to be more beneficial for all, including those within earshot, than the 'official ministry' earlier in the evenings.

In fact the occassional Saturday Night get togethers until late became a replacement for church for some of us.

I got more from these gatherings than I did at our local fellowship.

Some of my best times were spent while gathered round the table sipping coffee or whatever and discussing all kinds of things with folks. Sometimes we would be discussing and having healthy debates for hours. It helped us define what we really thought about things while at the same time witnessing to those nearby.

Whether it was around the table at home or at a local coffeehouse, we always had something to talk about with those willing to break bread with us.

The subjects ranged from the Hypostatic Union to what's better, chocolate or cherry pie?

At church all the work was given to a few elite types and cliques were abundant. This is why I wrote some things on that at:


However, at our table everyone has something to say.

It seemed to us that this kind of interaction should never cease. Whether we are at the local coffeehouse, at home or in cyberspace we look forward to talking with people.

I have had a lot of involvement with coffeehouses. Shortly after becoming a Christian over twenty eight years ago, I went with a bro to a Coffeehouse in Ocean View, Virginia. This coffeehouse was called the Fire Escape. There was something radically different about this coffeehouse. The message and the methods were as different as night and day from other nightclubs and coffeehouses.

The band was playing rock and roll but the words were about JC. Well, I was accustomed to Christian music being boring and slow. This changed my view of Christian Music forever. When being honourably discharged from the Navy I got involved in one way or another in Christian Coffehouses. One such coffeehouse was called Jesus on Main Street which later moved and changed it's name to City Lights. Most of that time I ran Saturday Nights. We would have bands, talk one on one, every great once in a while groups of people came in, food for the needy and even preachers coming in to say a word or two. Still, this coffeehouse resembled a mission more than it did the first Christian Coffeehouse I went to.

Other coffeehouses that I have been to are Noah's Ark and Daniels Den.

Still, the best times we had were at the local White Spot. We would talk for hours with friends and even a few strangers who would overhear our conversations.

Even got together with some Jewish Christians and the singer of 'Lamb' at a local coffeehouse in Virginia.

Well, my wife and I wondered if there was any reasons we shouldn't have what we had in the last situation. We couldn't think of any.

Having experimented with this idea, I have found out that in the suburbs these kind of gatherings are hard to arrange.

People today seem to have their own agendas.

This idea may work better after church on Sundays.

My next step is to just go to the local Coffeehouse/Restaurant with my wife and converse with her.

My wife knows how to keep a conversation going.

Then instead of us trying to get people to gather there, just work with what we got with the people that are already there.

I know this takes some courage and incentive but that is our next step.

Whatever form the coffeehouse takes that we break bread and sip coffee in takes, we know that the important thing is the Lord and the people that the Lord sends our way.

I have learned over the years what makes for good Christian Fellowship around the table.

Bj Maxwell