September 24, 2018

The following is from the JESUS FIRST Facebook page: Powerful message by Frank Viola on “Rethinking Church.” Viola is one of the pioneers of the current interest in church restoration, having led the way with his two bombshell books “Pagan Christianity” (with George Barna) and “Reimagining Church.” Enjoy the message. Read more

September 23, 2018

Several years ago, a celebrity Christian author wrote an article on why he doesn’t attend church anymore. It created a firestorm all throughout the Christian blogosphere. Really? Haven’t we gotten past this yet? Let me explain. Two ludicrous things were at work. 1. Pastors were pushing-back on the celebrity author, reprimanding him with words like, “you can’t follow Jesus and reject the church.” While those exact words are true–and I’ve said essentially the same thing many times in my work–these… Read more

September 22, 2018

Originally published in 2012. Several years ago, Michael Hyatt (former CEO of Thomas Nelson) responded to a rumor on his blog. In the post, Michael wrote, “According to the most recent rumor—which I’ve now heard twice—we [Thomas Nelson] are planning a layoff for June 19th … We are scheduled to close the transaction on June 12th, so, supposedly, this will happen the week following. I want to assure you that this is indeed a baseless rumor. There is absolutely no… Read more

September 18, 2018

It was published on the Gospel of the Kingdom website. It’s about church restoration and the time in which we live. A timely word for our day. It’s short, but be sure to read the whole article to “get” the full message. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE Share buttons appear are at the bottom of the article. Read more

September 16, 2018

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September 16, 2018

I vividly remember when AIDS was all the rage . . .  and the fear, among Americans. It was first discovered in 1981, and to date, the disease has killed over 25 million people. In 2009, over 33 million people were living with HIV including over 2 million children. In the 80s and early 90s, AIDS was a pandemic. USA celebrities died from it. I remember some Christian leaders said AIDS was God’s judgment on homosexuals. Others prayed for a… Read more

September 15, 2018

The subject of the 95th episode of the podcast is God’s Eternal Purpose from a Conference in Southern California. You can listen to the most recent episode in God’s Eternal Purpose in any of the following ways: iTunes Subscribe Podbean (Stream) RSS Feed Read more

September 14, 2018

 In a previous article, I shared with you my vision of a ministry dream team for the Insurgence. Led Zeppelin serves as a great metaphor when it comes to the gifting and synergy of such a team. Recently, Rolling Stone Magazine detailed the history of how Zeppelin formed. Their first ever concert together was on September 7, 1968 – 50 years ago from last week (precisely). The article reveals that Jimmy Page had a vision for a super band that… Read more

September 13, 2018

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September 12, 2018

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