Jesus had 6 Toes and Wore Corduroys

“For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.”  2 Corinthians 11:4 We’ve all heard about false Christ’s, strange doctrines, different spirits, and other other Gospels.  For […]

We should really stop saying that "the truth" is ONLY a person, that "The gospel is ONLY a person, and that "the Word" is ONLY a person.

We should really stop saying or implying that “the truth” is ONLY a person, that “The gospel is ONLY a person, that “the word” is ONLY a person, and that the Bible ONLY has one purpose.  These claims are illogical, irresponsible, and ignorant.  And so, I challenge anyone reading this post to prove otherwise. Rules […]

Why I'm No Longer the Sort that "Closes the Deal," in Evangelism… Part I

  I used to be the sort that asked others to raise their hands in the pews (with all heads bowed and all eyes closed of course)  after a sermon to “accept Christ.”  I used to be the sort that went to “serve” at Christian concerts and other events as an “altar call counselor.”  I […]

The Gospel: A Man, A God-Man, A Message, A God-Message, A Man-Message about a Man, or A God Message about a God-Man?

  Books, blog posts, sermons, and more are flooding the minds of the theologically consumeristic. One popular subject, “The Gospel,”  rises and falls like the waves of the sea.  Like surfers patiently waiting for the ultimate wave that will once and for all provide a working definition or clarification of what the Gospel is.  And so, here is the ultimate […]

Is The Great Commission the Catalyst for all Ministry in the NT?

  What if the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19,20 , was the Catalyst for all Ministry in the New Testament?  What if every other ministerial function in Church found its genealogy in Going, Making Disciples, Baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that Christ commanded? What […]

Gospel Fencing, arguing about it without ever sharing it.

Regardless of how many times I ask someone, “What is the Gospel?” I get different responses.  It seems, to me at least, that the answers given are more agenda driven than careful and biblical conclusions. Believers often hesitate at answering the question because they either can not articulate it, or worse, they simply do not […]