Love and Justice–A Noble War

>Justice is a two-sided weapon of love. One side is a pillow, the other is a jack hammer. It depends on what side you happen to be standing that determines the kind of emotion it will evoke. The one weilding the weapon should always come from a position of love, but not everyone will feel […]

Book Review: The Next Christians

On pages 30 and 31, in response to a conversation Lyons has with a producer from Lionsgate Films he says this: ” … the most profound and unavoidable observation that confronted me as I answered Haley was how significantly Christianity had become divided and incoherent to the average spiritual sojourner. The century-long buildup to this […]

Church Membership

>”I don’t need to become a member of the church; I am the church.” It’s probably been nearly a year ago since my friend made this exact comment in a conversation about church membership. I think of it all the time, it’s that good. We happened to be talking about the disparities between building churches […]

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Blogging for Books: Radical by David Platt

On my May 21, 2010 entry I blogged about this book. Well, just the first chapter, really. After all, it was just a sneak-peak, and it was all I had read. I’ve finally read the entire book, and here’s my verdict. If you want to read a book about evangelism and fulfilling The Great Commission […]

Megachurch Minister Reveals His Homosexual Orientation

> Watch live streaming video from bishopjimswilley at This video is a little long, but please take it all in. And then let us all know what you think. This is a major issue in the church today and one not to be ignored or dismissed. It’s important that we look at homosexuality within […]

The 7th Year Sabbath

“Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat. In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive […]

Jesus Makes All the Difference

Who Jesus was and what He did are integral to a lifestyle of faith. Believing in Him, Getting saved, Giving Him your heart, Converting, Being born again . . . whatever you want to call it makes the difference between a life marked by faith or that marked by philanthropy. Here’s the thing, I had […]

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Heartland Conference–Wes Bartel

> Wes Bartel – Session 1 from Heartland Ministry Network on Vimeo. He says everything I ever want to say, better than I ever could. As I watched this video, I took two pages of notes and couldn’t stop myself from saying things like,“Hallelujah!”, “So True!”, “Right On!”, “Yes, Yes!” . . . over and […]

TRUE RELIGION: Taking Pieces of Heaven to Places of Hell on Earth

> I’ve had this book on my shelf for a couple of months and finally got around to reading it just a little over a week ago. It’s a fairly short book and easy to read, but it took me a while to get through it. I couldn’t stop weeping. Seriously, I grabbed it up […]

The Fragrance of the Holy Spirit

>I’ve been wearing Estee Lauder’s Pleasures for probably close to 15 years. It’s my favorite. I change it up from time to time, but Pleasures is my signature scent. I’ve had friends ask me what perfume I wear and then go out and buy it–sometimes it works for them, sometimes it doesn’t. Along those same […]

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