Letter about “Kingdom” in One.Life

A pastor sent me this note about One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow and I asked for his permission to post his letter and respond to it here. One.Life makes a case that diverges somewhat from some standard understandings of “kingdom.” He asked about it. Here’s his letter and my response is after the jump. I [Read More…]

Church Membership Requirements

Many are disputing the value of church “membership” today. Some think if we are “in Christ” we are members — whether we are on a list or not. Others wonder what’s the “value added” benefit to being a “member.” Some today are advocating instead for church “covenant” commitments. It seems to me that “membership” matters. [Read More…]

Study Guide for One.Life

In the last three or four days a half dozen or more folks have written me to ask if there is a Study Guide for One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. Yes, there is. But it’s already in the book, but it’s organic to the book and not an add-on. In fact, it’s a “new kind [Read More…]

The Politics of Jesus

In One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow I am making a case for an alternative politics. The book is now available in bookstores and online, and I hope you can read it and get a group to study it — and being to live out the One.Life challenge. Instead of American and Western Christians anchoring their hope [Read More…]

Your 20somethings not in church?

One of the reasons I wrote One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow is because so many parents have said this to me and then asked the big question: My son or my daughter is a Christian but has no use for church.What can I do about it? My conservative estimate is that I’ve been asked this [Read More…]

Kingdom Holiness

The word “holy” or “holiness” don’t often appear these days in some of the most influential books on the Christian life. In fact, holiness seems to be a word that speaks language of a former era. There are reasons for the alienating impact of the word “holiness.” Too many used this word for restraining from [Read More…]


In my next book, called One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, I map the path from kingdom vision to church vision. One of our mistakes is to get to church vision before we catch the One.Life vision of the kingdom. The kingdom vision of Jesus is the Dream vision of God for this world, and the [Read More…]

The OneLife Challenge

In the next two months I will be posting about once a week about my next book. It’s called One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. It is a discipleship book — Jesus calls and it is ours to follow. [Read more…]