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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Please, American Christians: Can We Stop Complaining About Persecution Now?

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No group of people has tested my resolve in following the ways of Jesus as does ISIS. Yesterday I was deeply grieved to see CNN news reports of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt– most of them who had been poor immigrants who had migrated to look for work- were kidnapped by ISIS, and beheaded in [Read More...]

Two Kinds Of Love? What Valentines Teaches On Nonviolence

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Tomorrow is of course, Valentines Day. While it’s yet another commercial holiday, the meaning and purpose of the day is beautiful: to recognize and celebrate the special “someone” in your life and to express your love for them. People obviously celebrate in a variety of ways, and some (in objection to overpriced flowers) don’t celebrate [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why Many American Christians Wouldn’t Like The First Ones

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If you could meet one of the first Christians would you like them? I’m convinced that many American Christians would not. In the course of 2000 years, Christianity- while maintaining the basic tenets, has morphed and shifted from the way it was originally designed and lived out. Since we tend to live in a culture that [Read More...]

Does Progressivism Have Its Own Version Of Fundamentalism? (That God Show EP18)

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Does progressivism have its own form of fundamentalism? That’s the question BLC and MPT are wrestling with in this week’s episode of That God Show. In this episode, you’re invited to take some time of introspection to discover those “carryovers” that tend to follow us even after we leave fundamentalism– behaviors that can crop up [Read More...]


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