A Phrase Speakers Should Stop Using

If you ever listen to a pastor, teacher, or conference speaker rehearse a story, you’ll often hear them say something like this: “After I finished my talk last month, someone came up to me and asked . . .” The phrase “someone came up to me” is a well-worn statement that’s unthinkingly repeated by speakers, both Christian and [Read More...]

Attention Writers, Authors & Bloggers – FREE Writing Seminar


We’re making available a 3-part audio seminar I gave called SECRETS TO HAVING A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR IN WRITING. Get it here. There’s no charge. Want to delve deeper? * The Rethinking Series * Bookstore * Podcast * Courses [Read more...]

Christ in You

Eric Johnson, the son of Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, has written a new book called Christ in You. Unless you’re new to the blog, you know that the theme of living by the Christ who dwells in us is the central mark of my ministry. For that reason, I wanted to find out what [Read More...]

Shocking Beliefs of John Calvin


“The greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus is service to Him. It is never ‘Do, do’ with the Lord, but ‘Be, be’ and He will ‘do’ through you. The only way to keep true to God is by a steady persistent refusal to be interested in Christian work and to be interested alone in Jesus [Read More...]