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Freebies: Matt Jackson & Catalyst (no relation)

There are so many great free resources up for grabs right now that I thought I’d share a few… The […]

Do We Appeal to the Flesh in Faith? (Francis Chan)

Francis Chan takes a break during his video shoot with BluefishTV to share his reflections on the intense faith and […]

Yep. It’s a Book About Books (Besides the Bible)

Read any good books lately? Something you’d call a must for someone’s summer reading list, vacation book, or bucket list […]

Never Been Alive (Words Do Matter)

The Saturday following the tornado outbreaks, The Avett Brothers lifted spirits in Birmingham, AL, doing what they do best: playing […]

Easter Sunday: Skeleton Bones

HE IS ALIVE! The resurrection is not just a historical fact, theological truth, or future promise. It is a present […]

Saturday: Closer

“God is dead.” Nietzsche penned his infamous 3-word sentence almost 130 years ago. What he meant was that religious belief […]

Good Friday: Death In His Grave

Death In His Grave Performance from Christopher & Nathaniel Calnin on Vimeo. I’m especially excited about this Good Friday. Amanda […]

Maundy Thursday: How He Loves

So, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I knew what “Maundy” Thursday even meant. It comes from […]


Wow. What a Sunday. Ever wonder if what people hear is in no way what you’re saying? I’ve wondered this […]

Radical Together: THE GOAL IS CHRIST

This is worth spending our lives on. This goal. This God. David’s second book is about to release: Radical Together: […]


G.O.S.P.E.L. from Humble Beast Records on Vimeo. I saw this spoken word presentation of the gospel on the Desiring God […]

Church Planting

Over Christmas break, I had the honor of being a very small part of a bigger movement of church planting […]

Are we the eternal exception?

It hit me this morning. I was reminded that the so-called “problem” we as humans have with the idea of […]

The Mission Book

I came across this site today built by my friends at DC for The Upstream Collective. Very simple idea: Create […]

Get it Together… Piper v. Bell’s Ill Communication

GET IT FOR FREE – DOWNLOAD THE AUDIOBOOK. Jesus: The Only Way to God (Must you hear the gospel to […]

SISU = “Stubborn Guts” in Finnish

That’s your foreign language lesson for the day. How many Finnish words do you know? Probably one. Now. I can’t […]

Rob Bell’s losing battle with Love Wins

So apparently he wasn’t playing devil’s advocate as I hoped in my last post. An MSNBC interview speaks for itself. […]

Helluva Brouhaha: Devil’s Advocate or Ally?

This week’s controversy over Rob Bell’s latest “teaching” has caused a virtual firestorm. No, not a new nooma video. A […]


The purpose of our lives is to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Period. When this is the purpose of our lives, WE CAN NOT BE STOPPED. Because this is God’s purpose and God can’t be stopped.

A Call for more Creative Extremists

So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice? … Perhaps the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. MLK