March 4, 2021

A number of years ago I discovered the idea of a Mastermind group, and I have to say, it really resonates. Especially after being involved with quite a few. If this idea is new to you, here’s a description of a Mastermind group. “There is synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to a Mastermind Group. The beauty of Mastermind Groups is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and… Read more

March 3, 2021

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not… Read more

March 2, 2021

Adrian Warnock is asking how we see mental illness and how our faith shapes the way we understand it. But in answer to the question, as a person who believes the Bible, humans are tripartite. We are spirit, soul, and body. The soul makes up mind, will, and emotion. All of these parts are connected. In addition, the brain is an organ just like the thyroid, the heart, and any other organ that can become imbalanced. I also believe in… Read more

March 1, 2021

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. ~ Jesus, John 10:27 Countless Christians today are hungry to hear God’s voice. The trouble is, many don’t know how. In a warm and practical way, Jesus Speaks teaches readers how to listen for the voice of Jesus. The book explores the various ways in which Christ speaks today and how His sheep can grow in their ability to recognize and respond to His voice daily. By… Read more

February 28, 2021

Interview with Frank Viola on his Book “God’s Favorite Place on Earth” Greg: I was initially struck by the title of your book, “God’s Favorite Place on Earth.” As one who loathes the idolatrous nationalism that has often led American Christians as well as others to claim that “WE are God’s favored nation,” I was delighted (though not surprised) to discover that the title of your book has nothing to do with THAT. But can you let us in on… Read more

February 27, 2021

Chapter 11 of Pagan Christianity is called REAPPROACHING THE NEW TESTAMENT: THE BIBLE IS NOT A JIGSAW PUZZLE. You can read a large excerpt from this chapter on PDF (just click those underlined words). You may distribute this chapter to your friends and even post it on your website or blog if you like. George Barna and I hope you find it helpful. Read more

February 26, 2021

The following is a guest post. Frank Viola did not write it. Finding friends who share the same beliefs as you might be tricky, but it’s not impossible. When your faith is in Christianity, it is quite easy to find some forums and web portals dedicated to uniting Christians, so that you don’t feel alone on this path. Find Christian friends on Social Media To meet Christian friends the simplest way possible, you can take advantage of the tools we… Read more

February 26, 2021

When I was in my early 20s, I read Watchman Nee’s book The Release of the Spirit. The content of the book came out of a long period of silence from Nee, after he was grossly mistreated by fellow Christians. Nee was someone who never defended himself against false accusation and attack. He, like Jesus, was silent at such times, entrusting himself to God as 1 Peter 2 commands. When Nee resumed his ministry, however, he delivered a series of… Read more

February 25, 2021

Here’s an article I wrote for Ministry Today called “Reframing Discipleship.” Just click the link above. I’ll just add one word about discipleship. If you are someone who claims to be a disciple of Jesus or you’re on the current “discipleship” band-wagon and you don’t treat others the same way you want to be treated in every circumstance, then all your talk about discipleship is hot air. If you don’t get Matthew 7:12 right, then everything else is wrong. Read more

February 24, 2021

This story of Mary of Bethany’s extravagant act of anointing Jesus for burial holds many profound lessons for every genuine Christian today. The narrative contains the only sermon that Judas ever preached. Listen to his three-word protest.  “Why this waste?”  When Judas saw Mary’s worshipful act, he exploded with criticism, saying, “Why are you being so wasteful? You could have helped the poor with this small fortune!”  But Mary stepped out in faith. Her act of extravagant love was shameless,… Read more

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