1 John 3:19-24 The Single Commandment: Belief and Love

It says “this is His commandment”. There is no duality, no horizontal and vertical. It is a unity, a monolithic statement. There is no loving one another without belief in Christ, and there is no case in which belief in Christ does not lead to love for one another. They are a single unified case, […]

Liberate 2013 – post conference reflections, part 3

There is far more to the Liberate conference than a rundown of the sessions can give you. There is a sense of excitement, of being together with a lot of people who have discovered their treasure (Matthew 13:44). I had opportunity to sit around at some length and talk to Paul Zahl and his wife […]

Liberate 2013 – post conference reflections, part 2

I am continuing my post conference reflections from the last post. Of course, I’m only doing reflections on the sessions I attended, and I missed the 2 PM White Horse Inn live recording, which I would really have liked to go to. Also, at the breakouts, you can’t go to all of them. 6. Tony […]

Liberate 2013 – post conference reflections, part 1

The Liberate 2013 conference is over, and it was fantastic! Here are my reflections, which are my own personal opinions, on whatever things stuck out in my mind. 1. Grace in Church Planting, Tony Merida. I really really like this guy, I wish I knew him. I have a secret desire that has been brewing […]

Remind Me Who I am

This is such a powerful song, and goes along with the message of the Romance of Grace perfectly! So, I’m sharing it. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyY8zfjBMQ?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

Romance of Grace – video interview

Here is a video interview Shaun Tabbat of Cross Focused Reviews did with me about The Romance of Grace. I thought he asked some very good questions. Enjoy! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhrf-CntoZ0?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

1 John 3:19-24 Confidence Before God

19 We shall know by this that we are of the truth, and shall assure our heart before Him, 20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and whatever we […]

1 John 3:14-18 – Passing from one kingdom to another

14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 We know love by this, that He laid […]

The real gospel is better than the prosperity gospel

“Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life.” ― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential The next time when you are sick, lonely, verbally abused, addicted, defeated, […]

A call to atheists and naturalists

Irenic: Aiming or aimed at peace. I am hoping that I can do more than adopt an irenic tone here, I pray that I become truly irenic in my bones. However, irenicism does not indicate that I cannot make my point, rather, it invites conversation. Please post comments and questions, they are highly welcomed! A […]