Guest Post from Eleni Schuurman – The NT of The Passion Translation releases on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

I can’t wait to read the new Passion Translation of the New Testament! For those of you who don’t know, Bible teacher, linguist and former missionary, Dr. Brian Simmons served as the lead translator on this new literary marvel. He’s already released the Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs and today (October 31, 2017) the […]

The Christian’s Guide To Marriage and Divorce

Let me begin by stating that by writing this I am not trying to create a law for the church, and neither am I trying to state an opposing argument to the teachings of others on the subject of marriage and divorce.  Instead, I’m responding to a need.  Divorce is epidemic.  I’ve heard statistics of […]

The Greatest Leadership Mind in the World

  Like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dr. Dean Radtke may be the only hope left for the modern church as we know it. Yah, yah, I know…our hope is in Christ, but perhaps more than anyone I’ve ever witnessed, Dr. Radtke has harnessed the leadership principles of the Bible, specifically those of Jesus, and developed a usable […]

The Shack Revisited

  • March 15, 2017
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Since the release of my article, “The Shack:  A Story of Freedom or Force?”, I’ve received an almost constant stream of hate mail regarding the concerns that I expressed, not about the film itself nor even the book, but rather the beliefs of the author, which he himself expressed clearly in his new theologically driven […]

Is God Rigging the Election?

“God is in control,” shouted one church-going woman recently in a conversation about politics when a man suggested that someone other than her candidate might win the election due to millions of Christians’ lack of political involvement.  But is she right?  Is God really in control?  And if this statement is true, then what does […]

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.  […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 10

Today I’m wrapping up The Human Connection Part 3. Together we will discover that God wants to bring out into the open that which has been concealed and to touch us on a heart level. It is on that level that he desires for us to walk out lives that are fulfilled and meet the […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 9

We’ve learned why Jesus used parables and how our hearts can possess different kinds of soil according to where we are at in our faith. Today I’m going to share why we, at times, find ourselves offended by the very truth God uses in our lives. In Mark 4:16-17 pressure arose because of the Word. […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 8

Let’s take a look today at God’s word and what Jesus taught through parables and why he used them in the first place in order to help us become more connected to Him. Mark 4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 5

So, we know now that behavior modification doesn’t create heart change. We have to understand that when we connect to God we realize – it’s about what He has done on our behalf – not we have done. Let me share an analogy with you. I had this kid on my shoulders in the pool […]