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

March 20, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it…. Read more

March 18, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it. It… Read more

March 17, 2019

The following post was written by Roman Lee. All of what he writes should be understood against the backdrop that a Christian’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and it belongs to God (1 Corinthians 6). — It can be difficult to find time to work out and take care of ourselves physically, but it is important to make it a priority. Being a good Christian requires not just dedication to religion and good deeds, but physical wellness…. Read more

March 17, 2019

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” ~ Erasmus People often ask me what books I recommend reading. In response, I’ve compiled three main lists. My 100 Best Christian Books Ever Written list. My 100 Best Christian Academic Works and Commentaries list. If you are building a spiritual library, I recommend that you begin with these titles. Each book can be purchased directly from the above pages at a discount. Be sure… Read more

March 16, 2019

My favorite quote from Chambers so far: “Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.” Read more

March 15, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it…. Read more

March 13, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it. It… Read more

March 11, 2019

Every other day this month, I will be sharing excerpts from some of the chapters in my new book ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. In November 2014, Rick Warren asked me to write a series of articles called “Shocking Beliefs of [the Great Theologians]” on my blog. The series had but one objective. To call for grace, civility, and tolerance among Christians when they disagree with one another over doctrinal issues. Since… Read more

March 10, 2019

Since it’s Saturday, we’ll do something on the lighter side. I happen to be 100% Italian. Here’s an old Italian joke that I like. My fellow Pizons will appreciate it.  — An old Italian man lived alone in upstate New York. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his… Read more

March 9, 2019

I don’t think anyone who lives in the United States can say that our country is a “Christian” nation. Yes, the country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. This is hard to dispute (though many of the founding fathers were Deists). But to label the USA a Christian nation today is difficult to maintain. Studies have shown that the percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 points in the past two decades. The foundations of America’s “Christianized” culture is falling apart…. Read more




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