Plowers, Planters, Waterers, Growers, and Harvesters – Who's Who in God’s Kingdom?

“So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:7) I’ve been thinking  about workers in the harvest. Jesus told his disciples; “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers […]

Are Bible words Magical?

Is the Bible Magical?   Ok, well, not really in a magical ‘Hocus Pocus’ or ‘Abracadabra’ incantational sort of way,  but perhaps in another?  If you responded to the initial question with a resounding “NO!” then does your use the Bible reflect an attitude that limits its power?  There are many who use the Bible personally, or apply its use toward […]

Are You Squirrely about 'Causing other's to Stumble?'

Quick! Hide from those stumbling saints! “So if what I eat causes another believer to sin, I will never eat it again as long as I live–for I don’t want to cause another believer to stumble.” 1 Corinthians 8:13 “As long as I practice my Christian liberty in private, then I don’t have to worry about […]

So, What's Wrong With The Epistles?

“Key to encountering the biblical Jesus is a step that many Christians seem to find painful, that is, our preparedness to read the Gospels in order to emulate Jesus.” Alan Hirsch & Michael Frost in “ReJesus” (p. 17) I get it, I really do.  So much has been made, or should I say “derived” from the […]

A Prayer To Use BEFORE You Evangelize

The Church is infamous for using what some call “The Sinner’s Prayer.”  It is often a prayer used to “seal the evangelism deal.”  While extremely effective in producing short-lived converts, it remains disastrous in making life long disciples.  In my upcoming book “The Gospel Rock in my Pocket,” I use an unconventional process for beginning […]

Organic Theology?

Systematic theology can be defined as “any study that answers the question, ‘What does the whole Bible teach us today?’ about any given topic.” (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, 21.)  While some say that his definition is over-simplistic, it helps us to differentiate between systematic approaches to theology and others.  Because the “whole bible” already exists, we […]

Rohr’s Honest, Authoritative, but Questionable Hermeneutic.

When people say weird stuff about God or how He interacts with His people, and claim to be using The Bible to support those claims, you have to wonder what interpretive methods they’re using to arrive at their conclusions. Richard Rohr is refreshingly honest in explaining his approach when he says; “You deserve to know […]

The Quintessential Gospel Moment

It’s not optional.  It’s not a Christian elective.  It’s the trans-generational, ultra dimensional, and transformational command of  Jesus the Christ to PREACH THE GOSPEL. “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)  This command is inseparable from the command to “Go therefore and make […]

Are Christians Supposed to 'Stand Up For What They Believe?'

This one was inspired by my nephew who engaged on a difficult question on my Facebook page.  He said, “I am standing up for what I believe I because that is what we are called to do!”   It’s a phrase that I’ve heard hundreds of times in a multitude contexts, but when my nephew […]

Why Words? Aren't There Better Mediums for The Gospel?

“Why was the light of God given in the form of language? How is it conceivable that the divine should be contained in such brittle vessels as consonants and vowels? This question betrays the sin of our age: to treat lightly the ether which carries the light-waves of the spirit. What else in the world […]