Why Mary of Bethany is My Hero

This story of Mary of Bethany’s extravagant act of anointing Jesus for burial holds many profound lessons for every genuine Christian today. The narrative contains the only sermon that Judas ever preached. Listen to his three-word protest.  “Why this waste?”  When Judas saw Mary’s worshipful act, he exploded with criticism, saying, “Why are you being [Read More…]

The Unbroken Christian

Jesus talked a lot about losing, taking up our cross, denying ourselves, and laying down our lives. These are the fruits of brokenness before God. It’s not hard to spot a Christian in ministry who isn’t broken. Unbroken people don’t know how to lay their lives down and lose. They only know how to try [Read More…]

My Prediction for the Fight (I Mean, Debate) with Greg Boyd

For those of you who are new subscribers, Greg Boyd and I are going nose-to-nose in the Fall. In our upcoming debate, Boyd will receive the beating (I mean, defeat) of his life. If you’re new to the drama, you’ll want to read Greg Boyd Needs to Fix a Nice Tall Glass of Shut Up [Read More…]

An Open Letter to Pastors by Mark DeJesus

The following is a guest article by Mark DeJesus. Introductory note from Frank Viola: As the author of 8 bestselling books, I’ve been invited to speak in numerous churches by pastors, and I’ve always been impressed with these pastors for their willingness to expose their congregations to ministry from others. Every case where I’ve spoken, [Read More…]