Find out why discipleship isn’t working today. That’s what I explore in my eBook, Discipleship in Crisis. You can’t buy the book. There’s only one way to get it — by subscribing to my FREE exclusive update list which goes out every Thursday. Read more

The following article was written by Jon Zens in 2008. Three things to keep in mind: 1. Most Christians never realize or understand the despicable, sub-human act that gossip and slander are in the eyes of God until it happens to them. 2. Zens is using the biblical definitions for “gossip” and “slander,” not the modern, American legal definitions. They are quite different. 3. Some people have wrongly used the biblical teaching against gossip and slander to contradict Jesus’ teaching… Read more

This post is a blast from the past. It’s the first post I published on October 22, 2012. I thought it would be interesting to revisit it today. If nothing else, it will re-establish the purpose and focus of this blog: — It’s always a privilege to “be there from the beginning” of any new venture. So if you’re reading this post, then welcome . . . and I’m glad you are present for our beginning. I’m honored to have… Read more

“Upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” ~ Matthew 16:18 Imagine that a friend of yours buys a house in your neighborhood. He lives just down the street from you and you visit his house frequently. The house looks great to you. But then something happens one day that takes you back. Construction crews start showing up and launch an entire home remodel. This is surprising because your friend’s house… Read more

Bren Hughes has written a compelling book entitled Heaven’s Muscle: Unleashing the Power of the Holy Spirit Within You. I caught up with Bren to discuss the book (below). Enjoy! Heaven’s Muscle looks to be an engaging book. Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question. And that unspoken question is, “how are readers going to benefit from reading your book?” Bren Hughes: Three points. First, in reading this book… Read more

Mike has come out with a new book. It’s called Bullying in the Church. I caught up with Mike to discuss his new book. Enjoy! What provoked you to write this book? It took a while, but I saw it with my own eyes. I guess the bullying behavior had always been there (with certain people and cliques), but it sprang to life when a good friend of mine came to church. The way she was welcomed and treated stunned… Read more

Each year, I hold a special event for aspiring and actual authors called SCRIBE — a Mastermind Training for Authors. Beyond the premium 3-day event, all who attend SCRIBE are given valuable bonuses. One of them is a free interview on this blog where the author can talk about their book. Ed Kincheloe attended SCRIBE 2018, and has come out with a new book about spiritual formation. It’s called Christ in Me vs. The Flesh in Me. Here is our… Read more

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One of the disheartening problems in Christianity today is the uncivil treatment of many Christian people toward one another over doctrinal differences.Sometimes this treatment can get so bad that it descends into vitriolic name-calling.For centuries, genuine Christians who believed in the orthodox teachings of the faith as stated in the historic creeds have disagreed – even vehemently – over non-essential theological matters.In a previous article, Greg Boyd and I argued that the New Testament meaning of the words “heresy” and “heretic”… Read more

Psalm 27 1The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 2When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 4One thing I ask from the Lord, this only… Read more

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