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

October 19, 2019

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

September 6, 2019

You’ve heard me use the term “sanctified imagination.” Here’s the first use of the term, as far as I know, back in 1959. Enjoy. The Value of a Sanctified Imagination by A.W.Tozer Like every other power belonging to us, the imagination may be either a blessing or a curse, depending altogether upon how it is used and how well it is disciplined. We all have to some degree the power to imagine. This gift enables us to see meanings in… Read more

September 4, 2019

We are phasing out the Home Edition (the physical version) of the How to Live by the Indwelling Life of Christ course. The online version will continue. Note that you have it for life and you take it at your own pace. This is my most popular course. If you are interested in grabbing a copy before we run out, GO HERE. Free samples are available on that page also. Read more

August 22, 2019

The reason why I’ve produced books, articles, audios, courses, Master Classes, podcasts, and videos is to solve problems that Christians face. I subscribe to the philosophy that you should never eat the food made by a chef who hasn’t first tasted his own recipes. So what follows are the result of problems I myself have faced in my spiritual journey and the solutions I’ve found for each of them. But the journey never ends. I’m currently facing new problems and… Read more

August 22, 2019

The following wasn’t written by Frank Viola but by Stephen Patel. Over the recent years there has been a rise in the use of CBD oil for several health benefits. Various states have given the green light to its distribution and sale as well. More and more people are gradually opening up to the benefits of CBD oil which are sold in licensed shops like NuLeaf Naturals. However, there is still a vehement opposition from a section of the society,… Read more

August 8, 2019

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August 2, 2019

Today, I want to bless my Patheos readers with some controversial digital essays I’ve written over the years. They are: Reimagining a Woman’s Role in the Church: An Open Letter Read This Before You Drop the H-Bomb (Heresy) – written with Greg Boyd The Race Card of the Early Christians – written with Derwin Gray Reframing Discipleship Losing Track of Jesus The Alpha & Omega – written with Leonard Sweet A Jesus Manifesto for the 21st Century A Vanishing God Organizational… Read more

July 31, 2019

Alan Olsan has written a new interesting book for those who are intrigued by history. It’s called Caspar Schwenckfeld: Between Tyranny and Anarchy. Imagine a time of religious, spiritual, and social upheaval. People are leaving their traditional churches, finding new ways to evangelize, and choosing less formal ways of doing church, from meeting together in their homes to pooling their resources and living in common under one roof. People with no formal seminary or other religious training are selling everything… Read more

July 7, 2019

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July 6, 2019

As long as I’ve been a Christian, I’ve noted two spiritual pillars that are incredibly difficult to keep in mind. They are all-too easy to forget. One is to rejoice in our suffering. The other is to put ourselves in the shoes of another person whenever we’re dealing on the level of human relationships. I will confess that I’ve had a hard time remembering these two things. And I’m in need of constant reminding of them. And so is every… Read more

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