The Wine That Never Fails

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” ~ John 4:13-14 Early in His earthly ministry, Jesus was invited to a wedding banquet. In those days, the bridegroom was [Read More...]

7 Reasons Why Christians Abandon the Faith

Before we launch into today’s post, I want to thank all of you for buying my new book, Jesus Now. On Friday, the book hit the CBA Best-Seller list. (That’s the Christian equivalent to the NY Times Best-Seller list.) I’m hugely honored and I want to thank all of you who got a copy for [Read More...]

Keep the Love On

Following Jesus Christ is counter-intuitive. Always has been. In His famous “Sermon the Mount,” Jesus teaches that life in the Kingdom of God is antithetical to what most mortals think and feel. For instance, if someone attacks you, Jesus says don’t defend yourself nor retaliate. If someone mistreats you, forgive them. If someone offers sincere [Read More...]

The New Parish

The New Parish is a new book by Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks, and Dwight Friesen. As someone who has written a great deal on ecclesiology myself, InterVarsity Press sent me a copy of the book. Instead of writing a review, I thought it would be better to interview all three authors. Instead of asking, “what is [Read More...]