How to Study the Bible?

For those of us who have devoted our lives to the study of scripture, it’s easy to forget how intimidating reading the Bible can actually be.  Church doesn’t usually help make the book any easier to approach either.  I talk with believers often who seem to portray that they feel stupid or embarrassed asking such […]

Jackelyn Viera Iloff, Sr. Advisor of Joel Osteen Ministries, Asks the Question “What if you Could?” – Guest Post from Eleni Schuurman

“You aren’t good enough.” “Who do you think you are?” “Everyone else is so much better than you.” “Wait until they find out how mediocre you really are.” “You can’t do anything.” How often do we hear these voices in our head? Whether they originated by osmosis, or have been told to us over and […]

The Time Sean Hannity Completely Caught Me Off Guard

I was ready – or so I thought.  Landing a guest like Sean Hannity on my podcast was no small task, even on a platform as strong as Faithwire.com, and I wanted to be prepared for anything.  Fortifying my chances of podcast success, I surrounded my broadcast station with 2 large whiteboards filled with notes […]

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 […]

Kenyan Security Officer: Trump is God’s Chosen

  For years, Kenya, historically one of the strongest economic centers in Africa, has battled the rise of terror groups, such as ISIS and Al-Shabab, the difficulty of securing their northern border with Somalia, as well as meeting the needs of high volumes of displaced people groups throughout the country. Having spent collectively more than […]

From Porn to Reborn

  In 2006, Crissy Outlaw left the porn industry. Now, she helps other women do the same. Crissy speaks out about the harmful effects of pornography. Her story has been featured on platforms, such as, ABC’s Nightline, GQ Magazine, The Huffington Post, CBN, Playboy, and Christianity Today. Recently I had the chance to sit down […]

Legalism or Progressivism: Which is Deadlier to Faith?

  Since 2002, I’ve been advocating for religion-free Christianity, as well as warning of the dangers of allowing legalism to invade our faith-walk. Over the years, I’ve been accused by fundamentalists of being “soft on sin,” preaching “greasy grace,” and failing to understand the importance of the Law. I’ve been physically assaulted on two separate […]

Making Sense of Psalm 119:71

In my pursuit to reveal God’s goodness and true character to the world, I often spend more time studying passages of scripture that seem to contradict his goodness, than those that validate it.  To put it another way – I focus on studying what I call the “problem passages”, so that I can understand them […]