Tag: community

Making Sense of a Transitional Season

Hi Friends, The other day I wrote about a coming movement. Today, I would like to look at a few indicators of this movement, its counterfeits, and some practical ways we can respond to what God is calling the Church into. This post is by no means intended to be exhaustive, but does seek to ...

The Coming Movement is Now

Hi Friends, The Lord is stirring the hearts of Christians among many diverse ministries and groups that a great shift is happening in the nations, and this shift is taking place within the U.S. as well. It is not just one group or church here or there. The coming shift is not merely the ambitions ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 3: prophets, and Also Prophets

Hi Friends, In the third part of this series, my goal is to help you understand your role in the Church as it relates to the prophetic ministry. (p)ROPHET If you've read my first two entries, you know how I believe all believers are able operate in prophecy. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes prophecy ...

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 ...

Pro-Life vs Anti-Abortion

In my last article, Why I've Spent the Past Decade Fighting to End Abortion, I told a bit of the story behind my longing to see the ending of abortion in America. The undoing of this atrocity called abortion is a catalyst for something that goes far beyond a changed law. In fact, it is a matter ...

Worship Expressing Ethnic Deliverance

Hi Friends, This morning I was listening to a reggae worship band while getting my store setup for the workday. There are many forms of worship God delights in. Some are related to musical expression and others related to our lifestyle and what we do in our labors. Personally, I get a lot of joy ...

Barrabas, Nationalism, and the Woman Caught in Adultery

If you believe you're superior to someone else, can you truly love them? The goal of today's article is to establish the idea that nationalism is poisonous to the Gospel witness. Before I get started, here is my clarifying statement: "Nationalism is different from patriotism." Nationalism believes that one's own country, nation, and/or culture is superior to ...

Yeah… Not a Chance #prayerforeveryone

I'm not sure if you've heard about The Global Goals yet, but if you haven't you should take a look. While you're at it, take a look at #prayerforeveryone as well. The Global Goals are the brain child of our "World Leaders" and boast some of the biggest names in politics, religion, music, sports, and entertainment. ...

Greater Goals than Defunding Planned Parenthood

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., is under intense political attack and scrutiny. We need to pray for her. Seriously. In the midst of another great debate of cultural ethics and national morality stands a woman and the organization she leads. Truthfully, I want to see Planned Parenthood defunded now. In fact, ...