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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. [Read more...]

ReGrace: The Shocking Beliefs of the Great Theologians


In November 2014, at the request of a well-known Christian leader whom I respect, I began a series called “Shocking Beliefs of [the Great Theologians] here on the Patheos blog network. The series has but one objective. To call for grace, civility, and tolerance among Christians when they disagree with one another over doctrinal issues. This point [Read More...]

Shocking Beliefs of C.S. Lewis


“The Christian life is a life characterized by true and spontaneous creativity. Consequently, a disciple is subject to the same charge that was leveled against Jesus Christ, namely, the charge of inconsistency. But Jesus Christ was always consistent in His relationship to God, and a Christian must be consistent in his relationship to the life [Read More...]

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear or Read

Several years ago, Michael Hyatt (former CEO of Thomas Nelson) responded to a rumor on his blog. In the post, Michael wrote, “According to the most recent rumor—which I’ve now heard twice—we [Thomas Nelson] are planning a layoff for June 19th … We are scheduled to close the transaction on June 12th, so, supposedly, this [Read More...]

3 Shocking Quotes by Billy Graham

With respect to fellow servants of God who have ministered previous to me, I try to find the best in them rather than criticizing those areas in which I might disagree. With respect to Billy Graham, countless positive things can be said about him. But there are three little-known quotes of his (that for me [Read More...]

Bono on Jesus


This interview with Bono regarding Jesus Christ is simply fascinating. Read it and be inspired! Frank Viola Bono: My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love. What does that mean? What it means for me: a study of the life of Christ. Love [Read More...]

Haters Gonna Hate

If you are making an impact on people’s lives, you will . . . (not might) . . . attract haters. So if you don’t want any haters in your life, don’t speak, don’t write, don’t blog, don’t podcast . . . oh, and don’t breathe. Haters are either fueled by jealousy, low self-esteem (which is trying [Read More...]

A Word About Advertisements on Patheos

We are making this a sticky post so it’s on the front page of my Patheos blog at all times. Patheos is called a multi-faith platform, however, it has an Atheist and a Pagan channel, making it a non-Christian blog platform in our view. At the same time, it does feature some Christian channels on [Read More...]

John Lennon on Jesus: The Untold Story


John Lennon, founding member of The Beatles, was one of the most controversial people in America during the 60s and 70s. And he still is today. Not too long ago, a fascinating interview with Lennon from 1969 has resurfaced.  The interview was lost for around 30 years and only recently emerged. No doubt, many of [Read More...]

Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & The Sickening Response of Some “Christians”

Now is a good time to go back and re-read Warning: The World is Watching How We Christians Treat One Another. Why do so many people not want to have anything to do with Jesus? It’s because of the cruel, harsh, self-righteous, and judgmental attitude that some professing “Christians” level against their fellow believers. “Why would [Read More...]

The Top Christian Blogs

What follows is a listing of the Best Christian Blogs according to various blog ranking systems and high-profile bloggers. The Top 10 Christian Blogs (BlogRank) – the industry standard The Top 10 Christian Blogs (Top 10 of Social Media) 10 of the Best Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (Of Dust and Kings) The Top [Read More...]

David Platt: A Review of FOLLOW ME


Before you read this review, I want to give you my book DISCIPLESHIP IN CRISIS: 9 Reasons Why Discipleship Isn’t Working Today * Problems & Solutions. Just click the banner to get your free copy. Patheos asked me to review David Platt’s new book Follow Me. And I agreed. David Platt and I have never [Read More...]

The Most Ignored Sin

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 [Read More...]

It’s Time to Expand Yourself

The following is a guest post by Lee Wilkerson. – Some years ago, when my son was around 10 years old, he brought home a library book about bees. For some time I was treated to pictures and facts about bees, and that was that- for about 6 months. Then, out of nowhere came the [Read More...]

6 Steps to Making New Friends

The following is a guest post written by Mark DeJesus, a member of the Buzz Community – a premium community made up of writers, authors, and bloggers who help one another. – Our greatest need is to love and be loved, which flows in the context of relationships. One of the best places to process [Read More...]

Questions Are the Answer: An Interview with David Hayward


David Hayward is a friend of mine. Best known as “the nakedpastor,” David is an artist. And a good one at that. As with most of my friends, we don’t agree on everything. Including our beliefs about Scripture, God, politics, church, etc. But unlike some religious people, that doesn’t prevent me from befriending them. (This [Read More...]

Galatians for You: Tim Keller

Tim Keller has written a new commentary on the book of Galatians. It’s called Galatians for You. Note that my review should be understood within the context of someone who owns what I regard to be the very best commentaries on Galatians written by Christians throughout the centuries. They all sit happily in my library. [Read More...]