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December 6, 2018

Are You Biblical

I was with my daughter Shari recently. She’s a mother of four, works fulltime at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado, as a career and academic […]
November 21, 2018

Ministry Update December 2018

LIFE AND MINISTRY UPDATE Forgive me. This ministry update is ridiculously overdue. I think maybe a year overdue. And sorry this is a lengthy report. If […]
June 5, 2017

What the heck is SPIRITUAL MATURITY?

I’ve been doin’ this ministry thing for decades. I’m a mature adult, but am I a mature Christian? What does that mean? What is spiritual maturity? […]
June 1, 2017

A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind

Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert (Science Nov 12, 2010, Vol 330 www.sciencemag.org) [In case you are wondering … or wandering? … I’ve highlighted some […]
May 31, 2017

Ministry Update

May, 2017 Where do I begin? It’s been months since I updated you, my friends and ministry partners on my post-Word of Grace kingdom work. But […]
November 15, 2016

Greater Phoenix and Arizona Catholic/Evangelical Bridges

Greater Phoenix and Arizona Catholic/Evangelical Bridges Presented during Movement Day NYC October 20, 2016 Personal Background For decades I have been passionately engaged in bridge-building and […]
November 10, 2016

Our Political Challenge

By Mark Buckley, Lead Pastor, Living Streams Church, Phoenix … and a great personal friend Years ago I learned a simple life lesson. If I want […]
November 10, 2016

Ministry Update November 2016

Ministry Update November, 2016 Where do I begin? It’s been months since I updated my friends and ministry partners on my post-Word of Grace kingdom work. […]
November 10, 2016

THE REST OF THE STORY

Beep … beep … beep … beep … Ring … ring … ring … BEEEEEP BEEEEEP BEEEEEP “I’m sorry. I didn’t understand your response. Please select […]
October 27, 2015

MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS – Third Quarter 2015

Networking Leaders/Impacting Our Community American Bible Society (ABS) This is, perhaps, the most significant opportunity and assignment I’ve had since leaving my lead pastor position at […]
October 27, 2015

Mark’s Story

Dr. Tim Hampton Commander Phoenix Police Department Commander Tim was a high school student and a regular in my youth ministry in the early 70s. He […]
October 27, 2015

GETTING USED TO THE BLISTERS

Matthew 16:13-26 In one of the best-known passages in the Bible, Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is? What are […]
April 16, 2015

Ministry Highlights January – April 2015

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life: (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching—helping pastors and their churches professionally […]
April 16, 2015

Plenty of Nothin’

How to know God deeply, get along with yourself, and love like Jesus the people you can’t stand At a unity service with Roman Catholics recently, […]
April 16, 2015

Is It Politics?

Or is it injustice, something God’s people should be concerned about? Predatory lending. If it’s not one injustice, it’s another. A community leader pleaded with me […]
April 16, 2015

Just Jesus

Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, […]
December 4, 2014

Who's Your Daddy

November 14, 2014

The Mother of All Oxymorons: Born-Again Catholics

Or maybe not… Portions of Los Angeles were ablaze. Victim of a brutal beating, Rodney King cried out with a quivering voice, “People, I just want […]
November 13, 2014

Unity and the Holy Spirit

Some thoughts by William Seymore, the father of the modern day Pentecostal movement, the movement of the Spirit that’s gone global and now defines the vast […]
November 13, 2014

Pope Francis' address—and apology—to the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, Italy

Pope Francis’ address—and apology—to the Pentecostal community known as the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, Italy, July 2014.  Good morning, Brothers and Sisters, My brother, […]
November 7, 2014

Journey to Unity – Day 7

Heart for Unity Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day 3 Jesus Continues to […]
November 7, 2014

Journey to Unity – Day 6

God in Christ and Christ in Us Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day […]
November 7, 2014

Journey to Unity – Day 5

Jesus Prays for All Believers Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day 3 Jesus […]
November 7, 2014

Journey to Unity – Day 4

Jesus Continues to Pray for His Disciples Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day […]
November 7, 2014

Journey to Unity – Day 3

Jesus Continues to Pray for His Disciples Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day […]
November 7, 2014

Journey to Unity – Day 2

Jesus Prays for His Disciples Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day 3 Jesus […]
November 7, 2014

A Seven Day John 17 Journey to Unity

Journey to Unity Devotional Day 1 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified Day 2 Jesus Prays for His Disciples Day 3 Jesus Continues to Pray for His […]
November 7, 2014

Ministry Highlights August – November 2014

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life: (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching—helping pastors and their churches professionally […]
July 22, 2014

Royal Flush: Playing the Hand that Trumps the Times

Presented to Christian Economic Forum By Joseph A. Tosini and Robert L. Briggs In a rousing game of five-card stud, imagine a player picking up his […]
July 22, 2014

Sharing Shalom

By Jane Wabnik Shalom. We could spend days discussing what it means to people. There are so many examples: Freedom from fear of abuse, sleeping well, […]
July 22, 2014

Ministry Highlights April – June 2014

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life: (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching—helping pastors and their churches professionally […]
July 22, 2014

A White Guy for Civil Rights

My talk at the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Acts faith celebration at historic Tanner Chapel in downtown Phoenix. Gary here. Do I have to […]
March 28, 2014

Getting Pregnant In A Retirement Community

I’m annoyed. Frustrated. Pained. Sometimes deeply troubled. That the simple message of the Gospel is so muddled in the minds of so many people. “ We […]
March 27, 2014

Ministry Highlights January-Febuary 2014

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life: (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching—helping pastors and their churches professionally […]
March 24, 2014

How to Lead When You’re Not the King

By David Stockton Recently, I was asked to speak to a gathering of church and ministry leaders. They asked me to answer this question: What is […]
November 28, 2013

Passionate Intercession And Bible-Like Miracles

By Cheryl Sacks How my friends Hal and Cheryl Sacks are leading a prayer movement that’s transforming Arizona—from our public schools to the Mexican border When […]
November 28, 2013

What Parents Need to Know about Pornography

By Jill Geigle Everyday I wake up and jump into the routine of getting my children ready to go out into the world.  I begin by […]
November 28, 2013

Ministry Highlights June-October 2013

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life: (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching—helping pastors and their churches professionally […]
November 27, 2013

Heart Attack

Yes, I had a heart attack. It was a Friday, June 21. I was happy to have a free day to run some errands. Taking care […]
November 27, 2013

Doing Stuff For God

By Jim Taylor, pastor missionary in Africa—and my friend I’ve never done very much for God. I’ve been walking with him for forty-some years now, but […]
September 6, 2013

Download: My Companion Through Grief

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September 6, 2013

Download: Winning Your Spiritual Battles

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September 6, 2013

Download: Angels Dark And Light

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September 6, 2013

Download: Honey, I Just Shrunk Jesus

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August 8, 2013

Honey I Just Shrunk Jesus Book

Add to Cart (Paperback) $14.95 Buy Digital Book (PDF) $4.99 Buy for Amazon Kindle $4.99 View Cart The Gospel is ridiculously simple and crazy amazing: Jesus […]
June 27, 2013

Deep Thoughts for Shallow Christians from Acts 12

We grieve a changing America—and I suppose we should do everything within our rights and power to turn things around. But read this in Acts 12:1. […]
June 27, 2013

Ministry Update April & May 2013

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life: (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching—helping pastors and their churches professionally […]
May 28, 2013

Evangelicals and Gay Marriage

Arizona Interfaith Dialogue Jewish Historical Center, Phoenix May 21, 2013 by Gary Kinnaman 1 It’s complicated. There are many differences of opinion—and many shades of difference. […]
March 15, 2013

Seven Essentials of City Transformation Part 2

Changing Your World By Gary Kinnaman Transforming a city is complicated, and our starting point has to be God and his special presence to transform people […]
March 15, 2013

Seven Essentials of City Transformation Part 1

Changing Your World I was senior pastor of a megachurch for twenty-five years. For pastors of churches large and small, it’s the local congregation that demands […]
March 11, 2013

Dangers in Defining Church Membership

Just imagine, the head pastor of your church resigns unexpectedly with no clear successor.  The elders form a committee to select a new head pastor.  When […]
March 11, 2013

Ministry Highlights January-February2013

Gary Kinnaman, Nothing But Grace LLC God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life:  (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and […]
March 11, 2013

American Dream? Or Nightmare?

Seven Essential Family Values “Fast-Forward Family shines light on a variety of issues that face American families: the differing stress levels among parents; the problem of […]
December 29, 2012

My Life For Others

The election is over, and some things never change. Life goes on. God is in control. And people—especially God’s people—have no less a responsibility to do […]
December 23, 2012

Mobilizing People Who Want to Pray, But Don't!

How to Launch and Sustain a Prayer Ministry in Your Church (A few years ago this article appeared in Pray magazine and War Cry, the magazine […]
December 23, 2012

Ministry Highlights October-December 2012

God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life:  (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching; and (3) building collaborative relationships […]
October 15, 2012

Ministry Highlights September 2012

I believe God has given me three essential purposes in this season of my life:  (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching; and (3) building […]
October 15, 2012

Great by Choice

I’m at a loss for words. It’s not like I don’t have anything to say. It’s that there is no entirely reasonable explanation for why this […]
October 15, 2012

Man Up

One Church’s Amazing Efforts to End Sexual Assaults at Arizona State University Frightening problems face our nation’s growing universities.  With more young individuals attending colleges and […]
October 11, 2012

The Scandal of The Cross

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October 8, 2012

The Cost of Discipleship

… or how much money does it take to get a person to commit to Christ and grow in faith? Article summary:  I was lead pastor […]
July 5, 2012

Churches Can Receive State of Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit

Your Church can own a limited liability company (LLC) which can receive donations that allow donors to claim the State of Arizona’s Working Poor Tax Credit. […]
July 2, 2012

Galatians Part 13: Doing Good to All

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
July 2, 2012

Just Say OK

I was angry. My wife Marilyn and I had irreconcilable differences. No, ending our marriage wasn’t an option, but we needed help because every marriage has […]
July 2, 2012

Ministry Highlights April – June 2012

I believe God has assigned me three essential purposes in this season of my life and ministry:  (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching; and  […]
June 15, 2012

The Life You’ve Always Wanted

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April 13, 2012

Galatians Part 12: Jesus Plus the Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
April 13, 2012

Ministry Update for March, 2012

I have three essential purposes in this season of my life and ministry:  (1) preaching and teaching; (2) consulting and coaching; and  (3) building collaborative relationships […]
April 11, 2012

How to Worship God Loudly in Your Workspace

without anyone getting on your case It’s been said the Protestant Reformation changed the work habits of Western Civilization.  Indeed, Roman Catholics have a theology of […]
April 11, 2012

The Sacred Art of Letting Go

How Sabbath Can Transform Your Marriage, Your Ministry, Your Life They were all weeping.  Paul and the elders of the young church in Ephesus.  They were […]
February 6, 2012

Getting A Grip on The Spiritual Realm

A Spiritual Warfare Primer All of us in ministry have heard this one:  “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, […]
February 1, 2012

Galatians Part 11: The Scandal of Jesus-Plus-Nothing

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
February 1, 2012

Make This Valley Full of Ditches

Nearly seven thousand worship every weekend on the two campuses of Church for the Nations.  And, yes, they’re from all over the world.  Lots of “regular” […]
February 1, 2012

Ministry Highlights Jan 2012

November 2011-January 2012 NOTHING BUT GRACE LLC Thanks to the excellent and generous work of attorney Robert Brown, Grace Unlimited Inc is now Nothing But Grace […]
January 23, 2012

iRelate Audio

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January 9, 2012

A Message for Grieving Family and Friends

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November 16, 2011

Sleep Walking

Pain.  A lot of pain.  In my hand, shooting up my left arm. I jerked.  I looked down to see what the heck was causing all […]
November 15, 2011

Romans – Making Sense of the Christian Faith

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November 15, 2011

What Is Truth And How Do We Know It?

Aletheia is the Greek term for truth generally used in the New Testament, and its meaning, rooted in a Hebrew understanding of truth, is in many […]
November 15, 2011

Galatians Part 10: Honey, I just Shrunk Jesus

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
November 14, 2011

Upstream Audio

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November 14, 2011

Hebrews the Superiority of Christ and the Power Faith

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November 7, 2011

The Road of Life

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September 15, 2011

Everybody Needs Somebody

iRelate – The Art of Relationships by Gary Kinnaman Part 1. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Part 2. Everybody Needs Somebody Part 3. Finding […]
September 15, 2011

Finding God in Your Family

iRelate – The Art of Relationships by Gary Kinnaman Part 1. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Part 2. Everybody Needs Somebody Part 3. Finding […]
September 15, 2011

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

iRelate – The Art of Relationships by Gary Kinnaman Part 1. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Part 2. Everybody Needs Somebody Part 3. Finding […]
September 8, 2011

Singleness of Heart and Action

I was in Kona, Hawaii, teaching in a Youth With A Mission discipleship school. Somebody has to do it. That week they hosted a pastor from […]
September 7, 2011

Galatians Part 9: Who’s Your Mama?

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
September 7, 2011

"Depressed Christian" Is Not an Oxymoron

What people commonly think about depression is a witch’s brew of everything from wrong ideas about God and the Bible to what Tom Cruise said about […]
August 18, 2011

Jesus Plus Nothing: Amazing Grace in Galatians

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July 28, 2011

My Companion Through Grief

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July 28, 2011

Winning Your Spiritual Battles

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July 28, 2011

Experiencing the Power of The Cross

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June 22, 2011

Dominican Republic

Introduction to World Vision in the Dominican Republic May 16-20, 2011 Gary Kinnaman During the third week of May, as a guest of World Vision. I […]
June 7, 2011

Your Family is a Problem

In my last several articles on leadership in the local church, I’ve addressed some of the unique challenges facing pastors and others in Christian ministry, specifically […]
June 6, 2011

Galatians Part 8: Tryin’ to Love Two Woman

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
June 2, 2011

Suffering for Jesus

“Blessed are those who mourn.” Jesus said that in the preface to his Sermon on the Mount. What in the world did he mean?  How could […]
March 26, 2011

Jon Katov: Poverty Isn’t Economic

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March 26, 2011

Galatians Part 7: Who's Your Daddy?

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
March 26, 2011

Neutered Leadership

and why leadership transitions in large churches almost always fail.   Church leadership and the expectations of those of us in ministry are overwhelmingly complex.   Nothing […]
March 23, 2011

A Welfare State of Mind

Poverty isn’t economic.  It’s relational.  People are poor, not because they don’t have enough money, but because they don’t have enough friends.  Or they don’t have […]
January 23, 2011

Galatians Part 6: Idiot Christians

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
January 21, 2011

Blatant Hypocrisy And Dances With Smurfs

This week, Marilyn and I watched the Miss America contest, the Grammys, and Kurt Warner’s retirement press conference. People are interesting, and some people are more […]
January 15, 2011

Is It Mordor or Is It Ministry?

The Complexity of Church Culture I’ve seen the happy, beaming faces. So happy for the opportunity to serve the Lord full time. You can hear them […]
January 15, 2011

Angels Dark & Light Book

Add to Cart (Paperback) $13.95 Buy Digital Book (PDF) $4.99 Buy for Amazon Kindle $4.99 View Cart In Angels Dark and Light, Gary Kinnaman provides a […]
January 15, 2011

Why I Don’t Make New Year Resolutions

It’s 2011. Another new year. I’ve made no resolutions.  In fact, I can’t remember a time when I’ve made a “New Year’s Resolution” and actually kept […]
January 11, 2011

Immigration Reform

Arizona is hot, hot, hot. No, not the weather. SB1070. Well, the weather is really hot too. So hot thousands of people, including women and children, […]
December 23, 2010

The Beginner’s Guide to Praise & Worship Book

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December 23, 2010

Leaders That Last Book

Add to Cart (Paperback) $14.95 Buy Digital Book (PDF) $4.99 Buy for Amazon Kindle $4.99 View Cart A pastors can’t go at it alone. With the […]
December 23, 2010

Seeing in the Dark Book

Add to Cart (Paperback) $11.95 Buy for Amazon Kindle $9.99 View Cart Getting the facts on depression & finding hope again. Step Into the Light of […]
December 23, 2010

Learning to Love The One You Marry Book

Add to Cart (Paperback) $11.95 Buy Digital Book (PDF) $4.99 Buy for Amazon Kindle $4.99 View Cart A WARM AND PRACTICAL BOOK TO HELP COUPLES CREATE A […]
December 23, 2010

The Passion of Grace Audio

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December 23, 2010

Skills for Life Audio

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December 23, 2010

Seeing in the Dark Audio

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December 23, 2010

Miracles Today Audio

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December 23, 2010

Identity Theft Audio

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December 23, 2010

God’s Outrageous Plan for You Audio

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December 23, 2010

Don’t Bet Your Life on What You Don’t Know Audio

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December 23, 2010

Curing Affluenza Audio

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December 23, 2010

American Family Audio

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December 23, 2010

A Journey to the Cross Audio

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November 2, 2010

i am what iTHINK Audio

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October 31, 2010

A Thanksgiving Road Trip

I’ve been all over the world, but our road trip in August and September is in the top ten.  Marilyn and I drove 3500 miles in […]
October 31, 2010

Galatians Part 5: JESUS + NOTHING is An Excuse to Sin

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
October 31, 2010

Watch Yourself

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers (Acts 20:28). Recently I spent some time with a […]
October 27, 2010

God’s Crazy Amazing Plan for You Audio

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August 19, 2010

Brown People

I was raised in all white, Lutheran family, attended an all-white Lutheran church, and lived in an all white, non-Lutheran neighborhood. The public schools I attended […]
August 19, 2010

Ambition, Gum Wads, and Preaching to Deaf People

In the last year or so, my son David, President of the Barna Group and author of the best-selling book unChristian, said to me, “Dad, it […]
August 19, 2010

Galatians Part 4: JESUS + NOTHING and Arizona SB1070

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
June 27, 2010

We Will Remember Them

Memorial Day, 2010 Just two years ago this weekend I was in Europe. Eight guys in two cars. We were there to visit military history sites, […]
June 9, 2010

Galatians Part 3: Jesus Plus Something

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
June 2, 2010

You Know When It’s Real

That’s what Wendy’s wants you to believe about their burgers. I guess they want you to think their fast food isn’t junk food. As opposed to […]
April 18, 2010

Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Add to Cart (Paperback) $13.95 Buy Digital Book (PDF) $4.99 Buy for Amazon Kindle $4.99 View Cart Caution: THIS BOOK MAY RATTLE YOUR CAGE… and set […]
March 30, 2010

Successful Succession Isn’t an Oxymoron

We were flying high. Our church had grown every year for over twenty years, and our attendance average topped 4500. On Easter, we’d minister to 8,000. […]
March 30, 2010

Galatians Part 2: Jesus Plus Nothing?

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
March 30, 2010

One Crowded Hour of Glory

I just finished a book on the military history of Afghanistan, from Alexander the Great to the war against the Taliban.  The author, Stephen Tanner quotes […]
March 30, 2010

Surfing in Ventura

Marilyn and I were in Southern California over the holidays. All our kids and grandkids were together at our son’s home in Ventura, a beach city. […]
March 5, 2010

Galatians Part 1: Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved?

Galatians Series 1 Are Peter and James Confused About How to Be Saved? 2 Jesus Plus Nothing? 3 Jesus Plus Something 4 JESUS + NOTHING and […]
February 3, 2010

The Sin of Incivility

“This is the  most difficult time in my life.” That’s how Tempe AZ Mayor Hugh Hallman (http://www.hughhallman.com) introduced himself to a small group of pastors and […]
December 2, 2009

The Most Beautiful Time of the Year

It’s here! The most beautiful time of the year. Family gatherings. Kids home from school and grandkids home for the holidays. Roast turkey and spiral hams. […]