February 23, 2019

Since Jesus was human “in every way that we are, except without sin” (Hebrews 4:15), it is not surprising that He showed anger. His anger never ran wild, however, and anger danger was never an issue with Him. But Jesus often got angry at His disciples, especially Peter. He got angry with the Pharisees. Jesus got angry with the priests and publicans of the temple. It is very revealing what ticked Jesus off. Of course, we are encoded beings, and… Read more

February 20, 2019

Ever since the 1800s, modernists have tried to argue that God is inconsistent because of the commands of YHWH (God) to His people to slaughter the Canaanite nations. Some Christian scholars today have tried to resolve the problem by suggesting that God never told Israel to do such a thing. But rather, this was Israel’s own inaccurate narrative of what happened. Others have argued that God did in fact command Israel to kill, but we simply cannot t understand the… Read more

February 19, 2019

Update: The new INSURGENCE podcast has launched and I have two conversation partners. Go to TheInsurgence.net to check it out. — Today I interview my friend Michael Heiser. If you’ve read my book Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, Michael’s name should be familiar to you since I quote him in several places in my discussion of the fallen principalities and powers later in the book. (Michael also graciously wrote a robust endorsement for the book, to which I’m… Read more

February 17, 2019

Here are two interviews that George Barna and I did together on the shape of the church to come: Audio Interview with George Barna and Frank Viola (short) Audio Interview with George Barna and Frank Viola (long) Read more

February 16, 2019

“For the first time, the authors discuss the one part of their book, Jesus: A Theography, where they disagreed — the part that didn’t make the final draft.” Click here to listen to it Read more

February 15, 2019

“I’m looking for a new podcast … what do you suggest?” is the question I often see on my Facebook feed, whenever my eye catches it. If you’re asking this question, or you see someone else who is, check out the new INSURGENCE podcast. It’s unlike most podcasts available now in the Christian space. The subject is the explosive gospel of the kingdom. And I have two conversation partners. One is the most gifted pastor in America, the other the… Read more

February 12, 2019

Today we published Episode 6 of the new Insurgence Podcast. The episode is called Racism and the Kingdom of God. (My conversation partner knows all about racism first hand.) Listen on any of these podcast platforms. Note that all the episodes build on each other, so you’ll want to hear them all. Enjoy! Read more

February 10, 2019

Quick update: Very soon I will be posting an interview I did with the foremost expert on the subject of angels — yea, those mysterious creatures that Scripture speaks about. The interview is FASCINATING and you don’t want to miss it. So keep an eye out. That said, here’s an article written by Nathan Ovitt that will  help you consume more books. — If I put a bumper sticker on my car, it would probably read “So many books, so… Read more

February 10, 2019

The age-old question that has tormented philosophers and theologians for centuries is resurfacing again . . . with new vigor. This time it’s emerging in the wake of the horrors of a mass murder of small children in Newtown, Connecticut. Regrettably, atrocities like this have been going on in our world since the Fall. And they always seem to provoke us to make sense of evil. Last month, I wrote a post entitled There is No Proof of God’s Existence…. Read more

February 9, 2019

Yesterday, someone who works for a radio station in California saw my post How Can a Good God Allow Innocent Children to Be Murdered? Subsequently, I was invited on the program to talk about the subject. Here are a 7 points I made in the radio interview: 1. When something tragic touches us, that’s when we notice and feel the pain. Incomprehensible atrocities have and are happening all over the world, including the murder of women and children. But when… Read more

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