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Richard Wurmbrand’s Christmas Eve in Prison: the Power of Stories and Companionship

RIchard Wurmbrand describes one Christmas Eve in a Romanian prison during the communist regime.

Joel Osteen, The Gospel, & Human Suffering

Joel Osteen, The Gospel, & Human Suffering In December I began reading through the latest book by Joel Osteen, The Power of Favor. The pastor of one of the largest megachurches in America, Osteen is no stranger to controversy. I am... Continue Reading →

John Stott in a Polarized Age

What is discipleship? What should our posture be toward Catholics? Toward Muslims? What about our call to be peaceful in an age of nuclear warfare? What is the relationship between "good news" and "good works?" These and other questions are... Continue Reading →

Michael F. Bird: Paul, the Gospel & Human Suffering (interview)

Michael F. Bird was kind enough to answer some of my questions on the essence of the gospel and modern perceptions of the good news about Jesus. (See here for the first interview in this series with Darrell Bock.) Michael... Continue Reading →

Daron George on the Black Experience in America & How The Church Should Respond (an interview)

  My friend Daron George was kind enough to answer some questions regarding the black experience in America and how the church (particularly white evangelicals) should respond. Associate and Student Ministries Pastor at Orlando North (Altamonte Springs, Florida), Daron's passion... Continue Reading →

Pastoring During a Pandemic: a Conversation with Tim Stobbe

My friend and colleague, pastor Tim Stobbe (senior pastor, WayPoint Church, WA) was kind enough to answer some questions related to his experience of pastoring during the lock-down, how it affected him and his congregation. Tim has been a pastor... Continue Reading →

Ramón De Suze: the Black Experience in America & How the Church Should Respond (an interview)

Pastor, teacher, and my friend Ramón De Suze was kind enough to answer some questions I had relating to race, his experience as a black man in America, and where the church ties in to all of this. My questions... Continue Reading →

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