I’m Not Scared of Muslims, I’m Scared of White Guys With Guns

 Lately there seems as if there is a growing fear and hostility towards Muslims in America. While there will always be racism in culture, and there will always be Islamophobia, the current level of fear and hatred toward our Muslim brothers and sisters is ramping up to levels that I haven’t seen since the early days [Read More…]

Yes, There Is Christian Persecution in America And Here’s What it Looks Like

I’ve often written about the American persecution complex that tends to see anti-Christian persecution under every rock, and have long been a proponent that such claims of persecution are often simply a loss of privilege or the ability to persecute others. Each time I say something along these lines, I usually get a flood of [Read More…]

Dear Rick & Becky: I Hope You Get To Read This One Day

Dear Rick and Becky, We don’t know each other, and the chances of us meeting or finding each other are pretty rare, but I just had to write this letter to you in hopes that enough people would share it that one day you’d read it. You’re a World Vision sponsor and you have been [Read More…]

Georgia Execution Proves We Love Vengeance Over Restoration

In a matter of hours, yet another divine image bearer will die by the tip of Caesar’s sword. Kelly Gissendar is more than a human being, more than a bearer of God’s divine image– she is also our sister in Christ. While all Jesus people should grieve each and every time Caesar takes his sword [Read More…]

The Gospel Isn’t About Escaping This World, It’s About Transforming It

 As a teenager, I was taught that the Gospel was “Good News.” While they were right in calling it Good News, learning about Jesus as an adult taught me that they were right– but for all the wrong reasons. Yes- it’s Good News. Unfathomably Good News. But, it’s different news than what we grew up with. Like [Read More…]

5 Reasons Why You Need To Get Out And Travel #WVBloggers

This week I’m traveling through Armenia on a vision trip with World Vision, a top-notch relief organization serving people in need across the globe. As we’ve been traveling around the country and meeting Armenian families who have benefited from, or are in deep need of support from a relief organization such as World Vision, I’ve [Read More…]

Regarding The Brandan Robertson Controversy And My Relationship With Destiny Image

Over the weekend, a news story obviously exploded across the internet regarding Brandan Robertson and the cancelation of his book that was slated to be published by Destiny Image, the same publisher I am currently with (Destiny published Undiluted and is currently in mid-production with my second book, Christian Outsiders). The story has quickly escalated to [Read More…]

The Kind Of Missionary The World Most Desperately Needs

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a lover of all things related to missions. Peering into the window of missionary life was perhaps one of the first things I remember of my childhood that completely fascinated me- while regular weekly sermons may have been boring to sit through, never once was I anything other [Read More…]

Why ISIS Should Make Christians Rethink The Doctrine Of Hell

The violence we’re seeing at the hands of ISIS is disgustingly barbaric. If mass beheadings, taking people into slavery, and throwing gay people off the tops of buildings wasn’t enough, they’ve now of course taken to burning people alive. First, it was a single pilot, but now they are parading 17 Kurds in cages with [Read More…]

The Call For Christians To Radically Love Our Muslim Neighbors

Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, there has been a growing hostility in America toward our Muslim neighbors. With the daily barrage of crimes against humanity being perpetuated and broadcast over social media by ISIS, that hostility toward Muslims in America– and around the world– is only growing. While cries by my Christian brethren [Read More…]