Today is World Poverty Day. Surely you’ve heard by now statistics like “Over 1.25 BILLION people in the world live on less than $1 a day.” Yes… that’s Billion, with a “B.” I wanted to challenge myself and friends to get through the day on only $1 per day… to try and identify with brothers […]

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I haven’t blogged in quite a while… I’ll be turning this site into a portfolio and future blog posts will be on my new tumblr (you can comment on this post here, since I can’t get my wordpress comments working… 2 Tweets this morning finally pushed me over the edge in something I’ve been rolling […]

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Love & War & The Sea In Between by Josh Garrels You. Want. This. Album. Josh Garrels has blessed the world with another free gift (click here for a previous post linking to his other freebies) – He felt lead by God to give the new album away for FREE for a full year! It […]

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10 minutes… another Chan video… but I was floored by the humility and urgency in reflecting on hell and God’s Word. (Check out Are We The Eternal Exception? for thoughts on “objections” to hell or Jesus, Twitter, and The Way and Do We Appeal to the Flesh in Faith? for more videos from Chan.) “I’m […]

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A couple of weeks ago I was able to meet a few people deep in the trenches of ministry with teenagers while attending a meeting for TH1NK, the student line of books from NavPress. Andy Braner was one of those passionate servant leaders. In addition to being a writer, Andy runs Camp Kivu, an intensely […]

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Seryn. Think Anathallo from Texas. …Sufjan, Sigur Ros, The Low Anthem, Mumford & Sons, even Guster… BUT, here’s the kicker, all in worship. Seryn is hands down the best thing to come out of the Texas Indie scene since Explosions In The Sky. The closest comparisons would be hints of Josh Garrels or Gungor’s eclectic […]

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There are so many great free resources up for grabs right now that I thought I’d share a few… The Healer from Matt Jackson on Vimeo. First, this is seriously good (and gets better with each track – the last two being flat-out incredible). Birmingham’s own Matt Jackson is giving away downloads of his new […]

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Francis Chan takes a break during his video shoot with BluefishTV to share his reflections on the intense faith and sacrificial life of Believers. Take a minute to consider God’s call on His Church around the world and in America. Is there any difference in what is expected of people in the West and in […]

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Read any good books lately? Something you’d call a must for someone’s summer reading list, vacation book, or bucket list reading? Besides the Bible is a new book making its case for the 100 most significant books shaping Christian culture. Sure, you have classic Christian masterpieces like Dante’s Inferno, but it’s not just “Christian” books […]

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HE IS ALIVE! The resurrection is not just a historical fact, theological truth, or future promise. It is a present reality. It is more than mere doctrine, it is definitive. This is the core of our life as a Christ-followers: New Life. Abundant and Eternal. We worship the resurrected Son of God. And He has […]

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“God is dead.” Nietzsche penned his infamous 3-word sentence almost 130 years ago. What he meant was that religious belief in God no longer had a place in society – we didn’t need Him anymore. Or at least, mankind did not live in recognition of a God from whom absolute morality and justice was found. […]

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So, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I knew what “Maundy” Thursday even meant. It comes from the Latin word for “Commandment.” So Commandment Thursday…. What is that all about? And what does it have to do with Easter Week? (Maybe you already know this – but it was a big deal […]

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This is worth spending our lives on. This goal. This God. David’s second book is about to release: Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God For anyone who has misunderstood or worried that others might misunderstand where David / Radical is “coming from,” (you can read my own confession and […]

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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 Blog and thought I’d pass it along. Creative communication. A helpful acronym for simply sharing key points of the gospel. And another example of quality production. Have you shared the Good News with anyone lately?

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Over Christmas break, I had the honor of being a very small part of a bigger movement of church planting – something I’m deeply passionate about. If you know me, you know that for a couple of years we prayed earnestly about if and where God may be leading our family and some close friends […]

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It hit me this morning. I was reminded that the so-called “problem” we as humans have with the idea of hell is not as issue with the following objections: A. It is not because we have a problem with believing that eternal justice should exist and that evil and injustice need eternally rectified. We believe […]

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I came across this site today built by my friends at DC for The Upstream Collective. Very simple idea: Create a website (that looks awesome) where people can share brief stories as missionaries and/or people living on mission to spread the gospel. Once enough stories have been collected, produce an eBook… The Mission Book. A […]

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GET IT FOR FREE – DOWNLOAD THE AUDIOBOOK. Jesus: The Only Way to God (Must you hear the gospel to be saved?) is available as a free download from ChristianAudio.com through the end of the month. This bonus download from John Piper is an explicit response to the Love Wins controversy (we won’t rehash that […]

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That’s your foreign language lesson for the day. How many Finnish words do you know? Probably one. Now. I can’t remember the last time I was so floored artistically and uplifted spiritually as when I was introduced to the music of Josh Garrels. Truly unique, but the best I could put it is think: the […]

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So apparently he wasn’t playing devil’s advocate as I hoped in my last post. An MSNBC interview speaks for itself. Bell vs. Bashir in a one-sided battle for eternity and coherency.

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