Why I Am Proudly Religious

Just a few thoughts from my upcoming book release ‘The Beautiful Christ’ It seems no one wants to be religious anymore.  Christopher Hitchens has called religion, ‘the root of all evil.’  Others have said worse.  There are far too many examples of what people have done, and are doing on planet earth right now, in […]

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Who is My Disciple?

Some rambling from my book – ‘The Disciple’ Recently a pastor told me about a difficult time his church had gone through.  A large portion of the church members had left after a series of difficult situations that had occurred.  After the dust settled, they made a remarkable discovery.  They had several hundred people in […]

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Things That Are Wrong in the Bible

From the upcoming Beautiful Christ Book – Discussing Christ through the objections people have to faith, religion, and Christianity. Much of the Bible is the history of God’s people.  Just like ourselves, our history includes stories of great memories and events.  It also contains our faults and failures.  In the same way, the Bible does […]

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Did Youth Ministry Kill the Church?

Before I start into this I better say, ‘I know nothing can kill the Church.’  However, we certainly can do some things which make it harder for local faith communities to exist long term. Recently, I have been doing seminars about helping churches transition their young adults into the regular church body.  The common belief, […]

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No More Big Lights

Several years ago as I was working with a team at a YWAM base in Monterrey, Mexico.  Some of the staff told us about a woman we needed to meet.  They drove me and a few of my team to her modest house in a neighborhood where most of us would never consider living.  When […]

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Friends

A small piece from ‘the Disciple’ At the last supper, Jesus says to His disciples, ‘I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.’ John 15:15 (NIV)  Jesus, Himself, looked […]

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