Ben Witherington’s A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem is an informative historical peek into a tragedy that took place in A.D. 70. From the publisher: It’s A.D. 70. And amidst smoke, clamor, and terror, Jerusalem is falling to the Romans, its temple being destroyed. As Jews and Christians try to escape the city, we travel with some of them through an imagined week of flight and faith. A scribe makes his way into Galilee in search of records of… Read more

This post has been removed because I’m editing it and it will appear in a full-length book, which is due to release in 2019. The book will features the shocking beliefs of C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, Augustine, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, and others — the “greats” who shaped evangelicalism. The point of the book — which is presently titled ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today — will… Read more

Martin Luther is credited with spawning the Protestant Reformation in Germany. There’s no doubt he was one of the main movers and shakers. Perhaps the top dog in that arena. But the forceful mind behind the Reformation wasn’t Luther. It was his Philip Melanchthon. And without him, there would be no Reformation. Not as we know it, anyway. Luther was bombastic and passionate, using giant brush strokes to create his images. Melanchthon, on the other hand, painted details using an… Read more

The 96th episode of the “Christ is All” podcast released this morning. In this episode, you will hear 3 recent interview clips where I talk about what Jesus is doing right now . . . since His ascension . . . and how what He’s doing now benefits you and me. The podcast is 45 minutes long and opens and closes with a music trailer (as most of my podcast episodes do). If you’re pressed for time, listen while you… Read more

If you are a teacher or preacher, please read the following. An extraordinary experience to give you the BREAKTHROUGH in ministry you’ve been waiting for as well as CONNECTION with a group of gifted ministers! MinistryMind is NOT a conference or a seminar. It’s a high-voltage Mastermind event! The Problem is Widespread Countless pastors and teachers are looking for more effective ways to minister. Countless pastors and teachers are looking for face-to-face connection with other leaders to encourage & inspire them. Countless… Read more

One of my pet peeves is people who don’t reply to emails. To not return an email is like ignoring someone when they greet you. Of course, I’m speaking of emails that require or ask for a reply. Amy Tori has written a new article about this problem. Enjoy it. How To Deal with Someone Who Doesn’t Return Emails Without Sounding Bossy or Annoying You know the feeling…you have an upcoming deadline…and your coworker is not responding to your emails…. Read more

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

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

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

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

Browse Our Archives