Christmas 2020: What Child is This?

2020 cannot escape my yearly Christmas message. In past years I've highlighted reflections on different Christmas hymns, but this year I'll start with a very short story. Twelve years ago, while sitting in a coffee shop, I was approached by a Jewish man. He could see that I was reading my bible and remarked multiple ...

The Gospel of the Kingdom

What is the Good News of the Kingdom? News is heralded, announced by demonstrations through various means and mediums by an approved messenger. The final and eternal completion of the Good News of the Kingdom of God is very straight forward. One day, heaven and earth will be joined together as one realm, (God gives ...

When God Redirects Your Plans

Hi Friends, Less than a month ago we thought we were on our way to Hawaii, which had a wonderful business and ministry opportunity waiting for us. We parted from our commitments in Missouri and sold or donated almost every possession we owned. Road ready, we headed for Wisconsin and Phoenix to spend some time ...

Awaken the Dormant Radical

Hi Friends, Today's article is a short meditation from my prayer time this morning. "Our eyes have been opened." I believe there is a dormant generation of radical faith that is not walking out the fullness of their calling due to fear, doubts, and the cares of this life. To you I say, "Take heart! ...

Now is the Time to Overturn Roe v Wade

Hi Friends, Today's article is a prophetic exhortation and a call to prayer. Now is the time to overturn Roe vs Wade. If our courts overturn this grave and unjust decision, it will provide a real and present opportunity to finally end abortion in our country. At the very least it will lead to the ...

The Lost Discipline of Correction

Recently, I have been writing a lot about unity in the Church. Something I haven't really written about yet are the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional skills necessary to pursue unity. This article is my first attempt. I'll dive into this much deeper in my coming book. In the meantime allow me to ask a simple ...

Unity: The Inconvenient Necessity

John 17, Jesus prayed that we would be one, as He and the Father are one. I've heard a lot of sermons on this passage and many of them have been great. A key focus of these many sermons has been the issue of denominational unity. Christ isn't divided, as the Apostle Paul tells the ...