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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 which goes out every Thursday. [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Francis Chan: A Review of MULTIPLY

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. The good folks at the Patheos Book Club asked me to review Francis Chan’s newest book, Multiply, co-authored with Mark [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…]

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…]

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 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…]

John Winthrop’s CITY UPON A HILL Speech (Modern English)

The historical background to the speech. Preached in 1630 and also called “A Model of Christian Charity” by Puritan John Winthrop while he was aboard the ship Arbella. This sermon became the standard that the New England colonists placed upon their capital city of Boston. Interesting how things have changed in New England and the [Read More…]

Clash of Kingdoms – ISIS, Iran, and the Bible

Clash of Kingdoms: What the Bible Says about Russia, ISIS, Iran, and the End Times by Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey is a new book by Thomas Nelson (my publisher). I caught up with the authors recently to ask them about their book. Enjoy! Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask [Read More…]

Breakthrough in a Time of Breakdown

Marc Depont has just released a new book called Breakthrough in a Time of Breakdown. I caught up with Marc recently to discuss his new book. Enjoy! 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 [Read More…]

Rethinking the Sabbath

Those who have read my books Revise Us Again, Jesus: A Theography, and From Eternity to Here, are aware that those who follow Jesus Christ are not under the Law. Instead, we’ve been given the Spirit of the living God who fulfills the Law in and through us. Consequently, the ceremonial laws of the Old [Read More…]