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What is God Really Like? Hell, the Old Testament God, and Love Wins – An Interview with the Author of “Is God a Moral Monster?”

March 17, 2011


I was going to continue my series on Blogging Through Bonhoeffer today. But I felt impressed to write on another topic given what’s in the air right now. We’ll pick up DB soon. Suggestion: You might want to print this blog post out and read it off-line. It’s not terribly long, but longer that most […]

2011 Blog Survey

February 27, 2011


This June will mark the 3rd year of this blog. Since that time, you’ve been more than gracious in giving me guidance as to how to make this blog more effective, helpful to others, and useful to the Lord. This is a quick 7-question survey. I hope all of you will participate. Please put your answers in the comments. Or […]

The Man in the Arena

February 8, 2011


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

Rethinking Church Planting and Apostles

February 8, 2011


I grew up in the charismatic stream of Christianity. Those are my early roots. When I was in that movement, I heard all about “apostles.” Constantly. I heard about “the coming apostolic move.” About “the new apostles.” About “the restoration of the apostolic gift.” Etc. etc. etc. [Cough.] As I grew in the Lord and […]

A Fact You Probably Don’t Know

February 6, 2011


I know a lot of very well-known teachers and preachers. Some of them are good friends. What’s interesting is that many of them don’t belong to any church. None at all. And neither do their families. Nor are they part of any ministry team wherein there is close-knit fellowship and mutual submission. Some of them […]

Interview with “Rethink Monthly”

January 27, 2011


Last year, I had the honor of being interviewed by Rethink Monthly. Here’s the complete interview. Jesus Manifesto is based on an article you posted online that received a half million views in just eight weeks. Why do you think it touched such a nerve? We believe that many of God’s people instinctively know there is […]

Remember Joseph: Rethinking Righteousness

December 21, 2010


When the nativity story is told, we mostly hear about Mary, the mother of Jesus. For centuries, Mary has been extolled and honored, as she should be. Joseph, however, has often been regarded as a mere footnote to the story. Today, I’d like to give Joseph his due. By my lights, Joseph was one of […]