A Nicodemus Moment

A number of years ago I was invited to share with a group of pastors, teachers, and leaders for a two-day retreat. On the last day of the retreat, I was asked to share some snapshots of Christ-centered community from my own experience. I told the story of one such community. This body of believers [Read More...]

Two Kinds of Deliverance

In resurrection, God starts all over with a new creation. But resurrection always follows suffering and death. Herein lies an important lesson. If you make a home for the Lord Jesus Christ, hard times will come. Crisis will come. Suffering will come. Even death – in some form – will come. Suffering is worldwide and [Read More...]


Two new episodes have been added to the “Christ is All” podcast. Diary of a Prostitute Who Loved Much Christ Before Time You can also subscribe to the podcast in the following ways: iTunes Subscribe (for Apple devices)   Beyond Pod (for non-Apple devices)   Click here to see the complete list of episodes on one [Read More...]

5 Ways to Overcome Discouragement

When I was in my early 20s, I remember hearing a preacher put everyone under a pile of guilt bewailing the sin of “discouragement.” He said that discouragement, and its wicked cousin depression was akin to taking the mark of the beast. According this preacher, if you ever get discouraged, you’re pretty close to being exiled from [Read More...]