Discipleship cannot be effective if it isn’t made practical.
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One of the great challenges in the Body of Christ is whether obedience or liberty will rule in the manifestation of our discipleship. And when rules are discussed, they are usually done so under the framework of doctrine. For the record, doctrine is more about why we do what we do more so than how […]
As a student of finance and economics, I used to be enthralled with corporate raiders. People like Carl Ichan and T. Boone Pickens would scour the corporate landscape, looking for companies to devour and extract value from. I would realize later that they were largely vultures, feeding off the carcasses of near-dead companies. Now, this […]
One of the things that keeps people from getting to know Jesus or experiencing oneness with Him is the belief that God is, at best, an absentee father or, at worst, a deadbeat dad. The truth of the matter is that God is a Good, Good, Father. His Goodness is eternal and His Goodness is […]
In 1980, the new wave rock band, Devo, released their biggest hit, “Whip It.” It was intended as satire against American optimism and became an anthem of counterculturalism. It also had significant appeal in sadomasochistic circles. What’s interesting about the song is that it alludes to the premise that you can whip any problem — […]
There is no need to beg God for what He has already given us. We simply need to appropriate and use His blessings!
I don’t know about you, but I love “Mob Movies.” From the “Godfather” trilogy, to “A Bronx Tale,” to “Goodfellas,” this genre of movies tell tales of loyalty and honor — albeit in a criminal enterprise. At the center of these films is something called “Cosa Nostra” — in Italian, “Our Thing” — an underground […]
The church is real good at talking SHIP but kind of lacking when it comes to doing SHIP. Contrary to popular belief, SHIP doesn’t just happen, it has to be cultivated. Your SHIP must be fertilized in order to grow. Discipleship John 13:34-35 (AMPC) 34 I give you a new commandment: that you should love […]
I believe officers of the five-fold ministry should be compensated for their work (1 Timothy 5:18). However there is a scriptural precedent for bi-vocational ministers — the Apostle Paul was a bi-vocational tentmaker and preacher (Acts 18:23). One of the most abused premises concerning compensation of ministers is that the modern ministry is somehow connected […]