Each year, I hold a special event for aspiring and actual authors called SCRIBE — a Mastermind Training for Authors. Beyond the premium 3-day event, all who attend SCRIBE are given valuable bonuses. One of them is a free interview on this blog where the author can talk about their book. Ed Kincheloe attended SCRIBE 2018, and has come out with a new book about spiritual formation. It’s called Christ in Me vs. The Flesh in Me. Here is our… Read more

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One of the disheartening problems in Christianity today is the uncivil treatment of many Christian people toward one another over doctrinal differences.Sometimes this treatment can get so bad that it descends into vitriolic name-calling.For centuries, genuine Christians who believed in the orthodox teachings of the faith as stated in the historic creeds have disagreed – even vehemently – over non-essential theological matters.In a previous article, Greg Boyd and I argued that the New Testament meaning of the words “heresy” and “heretic”… Read more

Psalm 27 1The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 2When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 4One thing I ask from the Lord, this only… Read more

Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature. ~ 1 Corinthians 14:20 If you are a Christian in your late teens, 20s, or 30s, this book will be of particular help to you. It could very well spare you and your friends years of agony over searching for God’s will and making needless mistakes. So I encourage you to ask your friends to sign up to the blog so they can… Read more

Young and up-and-coming authors often ask me for advice on the craft of writing. Especially the art of writing books. An oft-repeated question I get has to do with critics and how to deal with them. One must first understand that not all critics are created equal. There are three main types. And each one deserves a different kind of response. I address the topic in Three Kinds of Critics & How to Deal With Them. Another question has to do with being misrepresented… Read more

“The desperate need today is not for a great number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” ~ Richard Foster In this post, I want to provide a platform for the sentiments of those who have moved “beyond evangelical” and are part of “the deeper journey.” Countless Christians I’ve met have uttered these statements in face-to-face conversations, over emails, over coffee at conferences, and on this blog. I’ve compiled them all, editing them slightly for consistency. Together,… Read more

On the podcast, I took questions from some of you and promised to answer them. The episode is available. It’s episode #85. I did my best at answering the questions in all seriousness and candor. However, as is my custom, the episode is sprinkled with a good dose of comic relief. So . . . if you don’t have a sense of humor, then put your coffee cup down right now, walk away from your computer or smart phone, and… Read more

I trust by now you are all caught up on my blog series on the gospel of the kingdom. I’d like to know — what questions do you have for me about the kingdom of God? Just put them in the comments below. Read more

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