Archive for Real Life

Mother’s Day Revisited

Mother’s Day Revisited

Mother’s Day often reminds me of sentimentalities like carnations, brunches, and heart-shaped chocolate. But did you know that the day is rooted in faith and justice?

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Telling Stories

Telling Stories

I just came back from Q Los Angeles, and my brain is full of ideas and thoughts and dreams — it’ll take a month to unpack it all. But I know already what I want to do first.

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Generational Worldviews

Here’s a video of my talk titled, “Generational Worldviews,” at Biola University’s Chapel on February 11, 2013.

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Recognizing God’s voice

Recognizing God’s voice

When I’m discerning whether or not God is speaking through a person or a community, I’m usually asking these five questions …

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The starry host

The starry host

The room darkened. We settled back in our theater seats. My heart was glad, knowing it was my kids’ first time in a planetarium. (I’m also a nerd.) And the domed ceiling gave way to a tapestry of stars.

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Real Life: Kindle edition for $4.99

Real Life: Kindle edition for $4.99

Until December 31, you could get my book Real Life and six other great InterVarsity Press books, each for only $4.99!

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Real Life in print!

Real Life in print!

If my first book attempted to answer the question, “What is the Gospel and how do we share it today?” then Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out asks the follow-up question, “Once someone begins to follow Jesus, then what?”

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When preaching fails

When preaching fails

John Wesley: “I was more convinced than ever that the preaching like an apostle, without joining together those that are awakened and training them up in the ways of God, is only begetting children for the murderer.”

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Coming to terms

Coming to terms

I’m supposed to write about when I knew I was an Apostle, Prophet or Evangelist. It’s not an easy assignment.

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