When Children Become Sex Slaves & People Turn a Blind Eye: Reflections on God in a Brothel

    NOTE: This article is part of the Patheos Book Club for God in a Brothel.  The book was provided for me to review.  Check out Patheos for ways to interact with the issues the book raises. I noticed that many of the older girls, twelve and thirteen years old, had lost all life [Read More...]

Guest Review of Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N.T. Wright

This review is from Lawrence Garcia.  Here’s his info: Lawrence is the Senior Teaching-Pastor of Academia Church in Goodyear, Arizona. He is a pastor devoted to the educational growth of his congregants, and the raising up of a new generation of disciples, who will think, tell, and live out the Christian story. Lawrence is currently [Read More...]

Guest Book Review: The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight (Lawrence Garcia)

Scot McKnight’s “The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited” makes a clear case that our near total equivocation of the term “the Gospel” with a “personal plan of salvation” is a bad case of mistaken identity, witnessed as it were, by the fact that we style ourselves “evangelicals” when our salvation emphasis deems [Read More...]

The Good News of King Jesus is Better than 4 Laws!: Reflections on The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight

If you grew up in the church, there’s a chance that the Four Spiritual Laws were presented as the Gospel.  When I decided to be baptized at the age of 12, the class for church membership involved using the old yellow tract as the textbook out of which I was affirmed as saved.  There’s nothing [Read More...]


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