October 4, 2016

Find out why discipleship isn’t working today. That’s what I explore in my eBook, Discipleship in Crisis. You can’t buy the book. There’s only one way to get it — by subscribing to my Patheos blog below. Read more

January 20, 2019

From the Lips of Lazarus . . . It’s been more than thirty years since I met Him. The day He first entered our home is etched in my mind forever. I shall never forswear those memories. My sisters, Mary and Martha, are no longer with us. Neither is my father, Simon, whom Jesus healed of leprosy. Most of the Teacher’s close disciples, all of whom I had the privilege of knowing, have rendered their lives for His Name’s sake. A number of… Read more

January 19, 2019

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Be good anyway. Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People need help but will attack… Read more

January 14, 2019

So I’ve been reading reviews of the new film Left Behind. I’m surprised that Nicky Cage agreed to star in it. The reviews are beyond horrible. A 3% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing. Words like “horrible” . . . “awful” . . . “laughable” (not in a good way) . . . and “this movie does no favors for Christians.” Beyond the horrible script — according to most movie critics (what’s new, it’s a “Christian” movie,… Read more

January 13, 2019

Share the link to this post (at the bottom) and give your friends a laugh. Read more

January 12, 2019

Today, I want to talk about this business of having a “personal Savior” and a “personal relationship” with the Lord. Actually, I’ve already spoken on this subject. Here it is. As stated previously, the sinner’s prayer eventually replaced the biblical role of water baptism. Though it is touted as gospel today, this prayer developed only recently. D. L. Moody was the first to employ it. Moody used this “model” of prayer when training his evangelistic coworkers. But it did not reach popular usage until the… Read more

January 6, 2019

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January 5, 2019

“Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth, there is no knowing. Without the Life, there is no living.” ~ Thomas à Kempis In some recent progressive Christian blogs, the authors often argue that the Bible contradicts itself a great deal. Some of these authors even go as far as to say that the Bible isn’t terribly reliable, and that certain things that God told Israel, for example, were . . . well . . . little fibs. “God… Read more

December 30, 2018

Regret . . . it’s a horrible thing. In a moment of stupidity or practical insanity, you do something for which you want to kick yourself, slap yourself, or give yourself an atomic knee drop. You wish it were a bad dream, a nightmare, but it really happened . . . and you can’t do anything about it. When I was in my 20s, the Lord would often speak to me through dreams. Today, only on rare occasion will I… Read more

December 29, 2018

Trying to bring the gospel to 21st-century postmodern culture using traditional mindsets and archaic methods works about as well as this coach’s efforts did with this team. Read more

December 26, 2018

This post was written by Stephen Marshall. — For non-Christians, pornography is often seen as a rite of passage into adolescence. Most people come across porn during their teenage years, primarily in a clandestine manner from their friends. Almost every generation has had its own means of titillation, ranging from Playboy and other such pornographic magazines, to comics to porn books of the older generation to the more readily available internet pornography of the current age. While the availability of… Read more

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