In recent days, you've doubtless seen several articles and videos addressing the Christchurch shooter. Much of the discussion is focused on one thing: "Who do we blame?" I've seen articles from every side of the political and religious spectrum saying the shooter was a rightwing extremist, a leftwing extremist, a Christian, an atheist, a supporter … Continue reading The Christchurch Terrorist and The Tactics of Satan
I recently had a particularly negative experience trying to share the Gospel. I saw a man with a walker in a parking lot. I stopped my car and approached him. I introduced myself and asked if I could pray for him. "No," came the gentleman's reply, "get the h*** out of here!" Not to be … Continue reading When Sharing the Gospel Goes Very Poorly
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." -Proverbs 4:23 The thoughts we entertain eventually become actions. Actions will eventually become habits. Habits will eventually become lifestyles and lifestyles become destinies. Is it any wonder, then, that the majority of spiritual warfare is directed at the mind?
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose." These were the words penned in missionary Jim Elliot's final journal entry before he and his four companions gave their lives in an effort to reach the Huaorani tribe of Ecuador with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Martyrdom and the Modern Church
As someone who is constantly engaged in evangelism, I am often tempted to define myself by what I do, rather than who I am in Christ. In my life, this identity error has led to insecurity, pride, and eventually a long period of burnout. My motivations were wrong because the very Gospel I was trying … Continue reading Insecurity, Burnout, and the Gospel
What is revival? What are we expecting when we pray for revival? Should we even be praying for revival? I am sure you have heard many opinions, sermons, and prayers on this subject. I want to share my personal experience in revival, how we should seek God for it, and what I believe the coming … Continue reading The Coming Move of God.