Coming Out Christian in the Roman World

One of the many books I’m using as a source for my revised version of The Untold Story of the New Testament Church, due to release in 2018, is Coming Out Christian in the Roman World: How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar’s Empire. The book takes an intriguing look at the [Read More…]

God’s Magnificent Obsession

The Bible transcends time. Its message lives and breathes for people in every age—be it premodern, modern, or postmodern. The latter is the world in which we find ourselves. In my 2009 book, From Eternity to Here, I presented three tales that sought to narrate God’s ultimate passion. Those tales are solidly grounded in Scripture. [Read More…]

When Tragedy Strikes

One of the most imaginable horrors in life is that of losing a child. Laura Diehl has come out with a powerful new book on this very subject, written from first-hand experience. It’s called When Tragedy Strikes. I caught up with Laura recently to discuss her new book. Enjoy! Instead of asking, “what is your [Read More…]

Muhammad Ali & The Beatles – A Lesson About Greatness

It was February 1964. Cassius Clay (who would later change his name to Muhammad Ali) was relatively unknown. The Beatles were just becoming known in the United States. Both were about to make history and be called “the greatest.” But that would come later. The Beatles were relaxing in Florida and asked to meet the [Read More…]