The Flea and the Acrobat: A Spiritual Lesson in Stranger Things

(Spoiler Alert – Stranger Things Season 1 Details Below) On the Netflix hit series, Stranger Things, an over-eager middle school science professor, Mr. Clarke, explains to three of his young pupils about the nature of dimensional travel. He reveals that our current dimension is like a tight rope and mankind is like an acrobat carefully […]

The Greatest Display of Jesus’ Obedience to God

One of the greatest displays of Jesus’ obedience to God is witnessed in his continued faithfulness to God despite mass rejection from his disciples and followers after he taught that “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”  Shortly after Jesus fed the five […]

Sparks and Seeds

I had an opportunity to talk about some challenges in my life recently with a close friend of mine.  Like many of you, I wanted them to validate all of my insecurities, agree with all of my self-focused opinions, and just all-around tell me what I wanted to hear.  But they didn’t.  Instead they listened, […]

Cuba, Communism, and Codependency

Obama landed in Cuba this week and, as such, is the first US President to set foot in the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.  His trip included attending a baseball game with the Cuban president, as well as holding a live press conference alongside the Communist leader, taking turns sharing applause and grievances for […]

Good God: Order Your Copy TODAY!

“Not only is God not dead, but Lucas’s book shows us that he is even better than we previously thought.” Kevin Sorbo, actor, God’s Not Dead In my new book, Good God: The One We Want To Believe In But Are Afraid To Embrace, I take readers on a journey, tipping over some “sacred cows” along […]

Is Justin Bieber a Real Christian?

As someone who spends time ministering in Hollywood, I hear questions like this all the time. “Is so-and-so a real Christian?” It’s happened recently with Selena Gomez, Shia Labeouf, Chris Pratt, and now, Justin Bieber. The young pop star recently was quoted in Rolling Stones magazine stating, “I just wanna honestly live like Jesus… We […]

On Claiming Early Church Fathers (Part 1)

  Recently, I’ve witnessed a string of universalist pastors and teachers making claims that many well known early church fathers were in fact universalists themselves.  As a long time student of the philosophical writings of early Christian thought, I have been quite perplexed to witness these claims and see so many of them go unquestioned.  […]

The Great Exchange: Understanding the Story of Jesus and Barabbas

At Easter, we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ! His story is the greatest story ever told, it is the reason why we exist, and it is our everlasting hope. Leading up to this Easter season, I felt the Lord move me to start re-studying the account of Jesus’ crucifixion. […]