kingdom

Tweets on The Gospel

While these upcoming tweets are scheduled for July release on my feed, I thought they should have a home here early. (Thanks, Scot). Happy head-messing! Christopher ___________ The Gospel is the proclamation of all that Jesus is, not what we get because of who he is. Saying the Gospel is Read more…

kingdom

How Do You Read The Bible?

Most of my spiritual conversations over the last several weeks have swirled around a common question: How do you read the Bible? Some of these dialogs have stemmed from the social media firestorm surrounding musician Michael Gungor’s admission that he does not believe some of Genesis’ accounts are literal. Others Read more…

kingdom

Bible Nature

The Bible does not give simple answers to complex questions, but complex answers to complex questions. Part of its beauty is that it always calls its readers much higher in our thinking, and doesn’t stoop to accommodate an inferior perception of humanity or its Creator. To treat Scripture as a Read more…

culture

On Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12 ESV) There are some hard truths in the Bible in that they are difficult to get away from. Impossible, in fact. They’re non-negotiables, ones in which we cannot expect to find favor with God over, or even Read more…

creativity

Mission: Diamond Ring

Above and beyond the cool video you’re about to see, I’m thrilled for and proud of Joseph Gilchrist and Ciara Shaw. In light of pop culture’s sad attempt to dethrone God’s institution of marriage, its important we honor just what’s happening: two Christ-followers (a male and female), wishing to honor Read more…

culture

Logic May Not Be Enough

But instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile. Sounds like something a froofy, superstitious Christian might say. You know, one of those Darwinian dismissing, shallow Creationist, faith-believing, Read more…

culture

The Father’s Love

A Post from YWAM Charlotte DTS For anyone in the Christian communication world, if you ever get asked to present to the Discipleship Training School at the YWAM Base in Charlotte, NC, then you’ve arrived. Their hospitality is over the top, their staff is some of the best trained anywhere in Read more…

news

When The Banshee Calls

For anyone that’s ever read LOTR or The Chronicles of Narnia, it’s not hard to wonder where Tolkien and Lewis got their inspiration for places like “The Green Dragon” after you’re a patron of a traditional Irish, Scottish or English pub. Someone recently asked me the difference between a bar Read more…