Young Adults and One.Life

We got some encouraging news recently. At least four college campuses have informed us that they will be using One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow — some in classes and others in small groups — and three different 20/30something Bible studies wrote recently to say they will be going through the book chapter by chapter. We [Read More…]

I’m a University Student

Nathan Chud captures the mindset and yearning and the honest heart-ache of the young adults — university students or not — to whom my One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow is addressed. I don’t believe the best approach here is traditional apologetics. Put Jesus at the table of this generation’s conversation and I think you will [Read More…]

Announcement: One.Life now shipping

Our newest book, One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow , is now shipping from Amazon — so it should be in your bookstores, too. At Saddleback last night I was asked to speak on the topic of one of the chapters in One.Life — The Radical Jesus. Rick Warren is developing five questions about Jesus this [Read More…]

The One.Life Challenge

In the last ten years I’ve been asked over and over what evangelism looks like when it gets connected to kingdom. Those many questions spring from a widespread disaffection with an evangelism that is focused too narrowly on getting people to make a decision. The number of young adults who have made that decision but [Read More…]

Bonhoeffer for Today

If every evangelical read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship, evangelicalism would be nobler. The book is theologically profound, overtly Lutheran, and a seminal study connected to a heroic figure. In uncompromising ways Bonhoeffer’s book assaults the easy-believism of Western evangelicalism and exposes its gospel as too often a caricature. It is always encouraging to see more and [Read More…]


I got a package the other day, opened it up, and there it was — copies of One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow are now at Zondervan will begin shipping — including to Amazon — next week. I’m excited, and hope this book will get under the skin of the many people who need it. The subtitle [Read More…]

Evangelism in a New Key

In the last ten years I’ve been asked hundreds of times “How does one evangelize someone into the kingdom vision of Jesus?” The fundamental problem here is that many today grew up on a classic form of evangelism, and often began their own first steps of faith through that evangelism. That form of evangelism is [Read More…]

Someone to Follow

Contemporary Westerners, particularly 20-30somethings, have had the church world turned inside out in their face, and some of them have experienced the netherworld of the church personally. Instead of trusting the church, they are hesitant to trust — but they are willing to ponder trusting an authentic person. The one worth trusting, and the one [Read More…]