February 10, 2023

I’m encouraged that some people are saying that my new book 48 LAWS OF SPIRITUAL POWER is the best leadership book they’ve ever read. We recently dropped another interview on the content. You can check it all out at 48Laws.com Would love to know what you think about it. best, fv Read more

February 7, 2023

As I continue to work on the complete rewrite, revision, and expansion of my very old and incomplete book The Untold Story of the New Testament Church, I have immersed myself in empire theology. On that score, Christoph Heilig has come out with a new book entitled The Apostle and the Empire: Paul’s Implicit and Explicit Criticism of Rome. I caught up with Christoph recently to discuss his new book. Enjoy! What provoked you to write this book? I have... Read more

January 21, 2023

First-rate New Testament scholar Jeffrey Weima has written an intriguing book on the book of Revelation. It’s called The Sermons to the Seven Churches of Revelation I caught up with Jeffrey recently to discuss his book. Enjoy! There are countless books on the book of Revelation, including the seven “letters” (which you call homilies) in the beginning. Why did you write this one? I regularly exhort my students to “surround yourself with a good cloud of witnesses.” In other words,... Read more

January 6, 2023

First-rate New Testament scholar David deSilva has written an intriguing book on Revelation entitled Discovering Revelation. Recently, I caught up with David to discuss his book. Enjoy! There are countless books on the book of Revelation. Why did you write this one? The short answer is that I was invited to do so by the publisher.  The longer answer is that writing this book gave me the opportunity to explore the entire text of Revelation from start to finish (rather... Read more

December 8, 2022

The following article was written by Kate Westwood. All types of relationships have unique challenges. However, forming broken relationships is a lot easier than forming healthy ones. Although most people understand that relationships take work, you may have difficulty determining the type of work needed. Here are a few tips for strengthening your relationship with your spouse. Spend Time Together While this idea may sound obvious, it can significantly benefit your relationship. Quality time with your spouse helps you understand... Read more

December 1, 2022

Stephen Westerholm has just released an interesting new commentary on the book of Romans. It’s called Romans: Text, Readers, and the History of Interpretation. I caught up with Stephen to discuss his new book. Enjoy! There are countless books on Romans. Why did you choose to take the time to write yours? That’s a very good question! I was writing a book on important figures in the history of biblical interpretation (Reading Sacred Scripture, to which my son Martin also... Read more

November 30, 2022

3 Important Updates: * I continue to completely rewrite, revise, and expand my very old — and deeply flawed – book The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. If you don’t have the old version, DO NOT buy it. Wait until the new version comes out in 2024 or 2025. Go here for the details. It will answer your questions about the project. I’ve been working on the revised edition virtually every day since November 2021. * My Vision for a... Read more

November 9, 2022

For the Fame of His Name: Rethinking Church and Missions for the 21st Century is a new book by cross-cultural missions trainer G. W. Steel. I first met GW at my SCRIBE Authors Training in Orlando (the training has since moved to an online training that anyone can take from the comfort of their own home). Steel pastored churches in the Midwest for many years before moving to SE Asia. He lived there for over a decade, training mission candidates... Read more

November 8, 2022

For some reason, a number of people have gotten the idea that my new book is only for leaders. Not true. 48 Laws of Spiritual Power is not just for people who are in professional or non-professional ministry. It’s for EVERY serious Jesus follower. If you’re a Christian, your entire life is a mission trip. All believers have a ministry of some kind. Even if it’s sharing the gospel with another person. Also, in order to live the Christian life,... Read more

November 3, 2022

Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that warns that a duck’s opinion of you is heavily influenced by whether or not you have bread. If you were having withdrawals because you didn’t see an email from me last Thursday, nothing to worry about. We skipped it due to the news I’m about to share. I’m happy to announce that my new book just dropped. It’s called 48 Laws of Spiritual Power: Uncommon Wisdom for Greater Ministry... Read more

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