The age-old heresy of Universalism has crept out of Young’s fictional world into the reality of his ideology. … More Disappointment after the Shack
“Jesus died to forgive you of your sins.” is not the good news. The good news is that Jesus died to transform you into a son or daughter of the living God. A supernatural, spirit-led man or woman in love with Him. The purpose of salvation is not merely the eradication of consequences for sin, but … More What’s the good news?
What are you worth? You are not merely saved from sin, but you are saved because God values you as one whom He has made to carry His Divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4). Your value is not in who you will be in the future, it is in how much value God has placed on you. … More What Are You Worth?
I was a young preacher looking for the silver-bullet solution to grow a small youth group. I started with no formal training, but I had a lifetime of a preacher’s-kid experience to draw upon. I knew how mundane church life could be. Because of this, I began seeking answers; I needed to reach more teenagers. … More What Really Works?
Hours before sunlight crept upward into the morning sky, our team busily gathered for breakfast in the hotel café. It was the last day of our mission trip and our crew of ministers, musicians, intercessors, and mission-trip-junkies gathered for a final meal. Among the chatter, I heard shouts of joy and applause as we recounted … More Freedom Crusade
Looking back on 2015, one persistent feeling that plagued me all year. Frustration… … More Forged in Frustration
We all hope for someone to stand up and end injustice. When Christians are being bullied and slaughtered by terrorists, we hope for a redemptive response. Scrolling through headlines these past few months, I’ve felt frustrated and powerless while viewing the brutality of Islamic terrorism. Hope has seemed distant and there’s this temptation to fearfully hide … More Hope in the Middle of Terror