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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 monthly UNFILTERED 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...]

He Finishes What He Starts

We humans are procrastinators. Many of us never finish what we begin. Jesus Christ is the First and the Last (Rev. 1:7). And what He begins He always finishes (Phil 1). God began this world and He will surely bring it to an end. Jesus is Alpha and Omega (Rev. 22:13). He will in fact [Read More...]

Christ Alone

Jon Zens sent me his new book, Christ Alone, recently. The book is awesome. And extremely short (43 pages). I highly recommend it! It’s only .99 on Kindle And 6.99 in paperback [Read more...]

02B Human


It takes God to be human. His plan from the beginning was for humans to partake of His life through the Tree of Life. And to express that life, exercise the authority of that life, and then multiply that life in the visible creation. Although God lost His Purpose through the Fall of the first [Read More...]

100 Books You Need in Your Library


“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” ~ Erasmus People often ask me what books I recommend reading. In response, I’ve compiled two main lists. My 100 Best Christian Books Ever Written list. My 100 Best Christian Academic Works and Commentaries list. These lists have both [Read More...]