April 3, 2021

Click each link to order on Amazon. Scroll down for interviews and other resources. Jesus Manifesto (Thomas Nelson, 2010) Jesus: A Theography (Thomas Nelson, 2012) Jesus Speaks (Thomas Nelson, 2016) INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHORS Audio Interviews Steve Brown Interviews Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola Steve Brown Interviews Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola Again Northwestern Media Interviews Frank on JESUS MANIFESTO Interview with Christian Books (CBD) on JESUS MANIFESTO Jesus Manifesto: Chapter One Print Interviews Ed Stetzer Interviews Len Sweet and Frank Viola Mike… Read more

April 2, 2021

Beyond the age-old question of how a good God can allow evil to take place in His world is an even thornier question. The Bible repeatedly promises that God will protected His own people. How, then, do we make sense of those times where He appears to be AWOL when His people are in danger? Danger from lies, smears, and other attacks. And He doesn’t protect them? How do we reconcile this with Psalm 91 and all those other biblical… Read more

April 1, 2021

I’m super jazzed about today’s post. Back in 2009, I wrote a song based on a series of messages I delivered on Ephesians. To my mind, Ephesians 1 and 2 are among the most sublime passages in all the New Testament. And so I wanted to put the key thoughts to music. The song is called “In Christ.” I wrote the first stanza, the chorus, and the bridge. The church to whom I delivered the messages wrote the next two… Read more

March 31, 2021

8 Common Mistake When Reading the Bible – click to listen.   Read more

March 30, 2021

Watchman Nee continues to explain what “the world system” is, saying, In the book of Genesis we find in Eden no hint of technology, no mention of mechanical instruments. After the Fall, however, we read that among the sons of Cain there was a forger of cutting instruments of brass and iron. A few centuries ago it might have seemed fanciful to discern the spirit of antichrist in iron tools, even though for long the sword has been in open… Read more

March 29, 2021

How does the Old Testament tell the story of Jesus? I don’t mean just the prophetic texts in Isaiah, etc. But ALL the Old Testament? Listen to find out. Read more

March 28, 2021

A strong part of our Christian heritage is the practice of writing new lyrics to well-known tunes. This practice goes back to at least the Reformers. But I suspect it precedes that. In February 2012, I delivered a message to a Christian community entitled Living in the Divine Parenthesis. The night before I brought the message, I wrote a song as a companion to the talk called “He Has Anointed Us.” I wrote the song to the tune of Wavin’… Read more

March 27, 2021

To lighten things up a bit on the blog this week, here’s a short comical story about a young man and a cowboy. A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California, when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out his window and asked the cowboy . . . “If I tell… Read more

March 26, 2021

Many who teach grace make it seem as though “good works” are bad and should be avoided. But this is a distortion of Scripture. In this podcast episode, I weighs-in on the outreach vs. inreach debate among Christians (evangelism/social justice vs. community/communion), approaching it from a unique perspective and giving a clarion call regarding God’s mission in the earth. Read more

March 25, 2021

J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on the Gospels is an amazing set of commentaries. “We prize these volumes. They are diffuse, but not more so than family reading requires. Mr. Ryle has evidently studies all previous writers upon the Gospels, and has given forth an individual utterance of considerable value.” — CHARLES SPURGEON I personally recommend these Christ-centered commentaries. They are beautiful inside and out and contain riches that you won’t find in most modern commentaries. Here’s a description from the… Read more

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