You Can’t Love God and Not Love People

Recently, it was said of a celebrity pop preacher that “he loves God, but not people.” Sorry, but that can’t happen. Not according to Jesus. Not according to John. Read 1 John from beginning to end and ask yourself if someone can love God and not love others, especially members of the body of Christ. Can’t happen. If a person doesn’t love others, he/she doesn’t love God. Period. They may think they love God, but they may love the idea… Read more

Jesus Is Family

Jon Zens has written a small, but remarkable, new book. It’s called Jesus is Family: His Life Together. I highly recommend it to all my blog readers. Here’s a description from the publisher. A.M. Fairbairn noted concerning the early church that “regarded as to its internal relating, it was a family…in the apostles’ day churches were so small that everyone knew every other and kept a watchful eye on one another.” Most people would readily admit that now the majority… Read more

3 Travels That Have Helped My Relationship With God

The following is a guest article written by Amy Tori. Enjoy! — Relationships can be tough to manage. With having to keep up with work, friends, family, and other life items, it can be hard to keep everything in order, especially our relationship with God. Honestly, it’s probably one of the most neglected relationships we have, only searching for His guidance when we need it most. Needless to say, this isn’t a healthy balance and one that leaves many questioning… Read more

My Interview with Greg Boyd on OT Violence & the Spirit World

We are interrupting my current blog series on the gospel of the kingdom to bring you an exclusive interview with Greg Boyd. Greg Boyd is a friend. He’s kindly endorsed a number of my books as well as my discipleship course, How to Live by the Indwelling Life of Christ. Greg and I have also co-authored an article that went viral on the Web a few years ago. (The article is about the real meaning of “heresy” and “heretic.” See… 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, both the congregation and the leadership were immensely blessed and new friendships were made. For that reason, I often accept such invitations. That said, Mark… Read more

2018 Summer Internship – Are You Interested?

I’m kicking around an idea – a paid Summer Internship in 2018. Some of you may not fit the criteria, but you may know someone who does. In which case, send them this link. There is a “Finder’s Fee” of $100 for anyone who finds a match who I end up hiring. Here are a few specifics: * The internship will be made up of 5 people who are intelligent, responsible, and creative. * We will create a few projects… Read more

The Four in One Gospel of Jesus

Nikola Dimitrov has joined the ranks of those who have put together a chronological integration (harmony) of the four Gospels. I caught up with Nikola recently to talk to him about his new Gospel harmony, The Four in One Gospel of Jesus. Enjoy! Frank Viola: Tell us about your education, teaching history, and your work as a New Testament translator. Nikola Dimitrov: My professional education is in the area of the English language. As soon as I graduated, I started… Read more

Loving God, Loving Myself

Every book interview on this blog is not an endorsement nor a non-endorsement of the book being featured. Readers may interact with the authors in the comments section, but these guidelines must be followed when commenting. ~ The Blog Manager Recently, I caught up with Jerry and Denise Basel to discuss their new book, Loving God, Loving Myself. Check it out! Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question. And… Read more

God Loves You, Now Go to Hell

Every book interview on this blog is not an endorsement nor a non-endorsement of the book being featured. Readers may interact with the authors in the comments section, but these guidelines must be followed when commenting. ~ The Blog Manager Kim Phelps has come out with a new book entitled, God Loves You, Now Go to Hell. I interviewed Kip about the book. Check it out. Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question… Read more

Rapture Fever – Thoughts on the Revelation 12 Sign

The Bible makes clear that this present age is evil, that the world system is headed up by Satan, and that God will judge the world system in the end. Read more




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