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Mar 2021 29 Mar 29, 2021

My new book, Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan), is now available for pre-order at Amazon. The book should be available in a couple of weeks. This is a sequel, of sorts, to my book Understanding Spiritual Gifts: A Comprehensive Guide, that came out in September of last year. Both books, around 350 pages, cover a wide range of issues related to our battle with Satan and the gifts of the Spirit. I’ll have more to tell you about the bo...Read More

Mar 2021 23 Mar 23, 2021

If you aren’t familiar with Remnant Radio, you should be. You can go to YouTube and type it in and find numerous excellent programs. I’ve appeared on Remnant Radio with Josh Lewis and Michael Rowntree several times. Below are links to the programs. The first is on spiritual gifts, the second on spiritual warfare, the third on eschatology, specifically amillennialism, and the fourth on speaking in tongues. Enjoy! Spiritual gifts  Spiritual Warfare Amil...Read More

Mar 2021 22 Mar 22, 2021

Although most of the NT epistles were written to address unique circumstances and challenges in each city, there are at least two texts that I believe reflect the Apostle Paul’s “vision” for his ministry and for all the local churches in which he served. In Ephesians he articulates the purpose for God having gifted leaders in the local church. It was so that the saints would be equipped “for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Chris...Read More

Mar 2021 15 Mar 15, 2021

I’m truly excited to let you know that I have just launched my new podcast with the title, Exploring Word and Spirit. If ever the church of Jesus Christ stood in need of a convergence between the life-changing truths of God’s written Word, the Bible, and the supernatural power of God’s Holy Spirit, it is now. For far too long Christians have given themselves to one to the exclusion of the other. We’ve been lied to. We’ve been told you can&rs...Read More

Mar 2021 8 Mar 8, 2021

Crossway has recently launched a series of short books under the heading, Crossway Short Classics. The most recent one is the essay by Jonathan Edwards, Heaven is a World of Love. They asked me to write the Foreword to it, which you will find below. I can’t think of anyone who was more productive during the course of his earthly life than Jonathan Edwards. One need only glance at the Yale University Press edition of his collected works to verify this as fact. And ...Read More

Mar 2021 4 Mar 4, 2021

Yet another of the more influential men in my life has gone to be with Jesus. I can’t begin to describe what Larry Crabb meant to me and my approach to pastoral ministry. Larry entered heaven on February 28, at the age of 77. I first met Larry in 1987. I was a deeply burdened pastor who had hit a wall, not knowing how to minister to the needs of people who were deeply wounded and hurting. I heard about a week-long seminar that Larry and Dan Allender were hosting a...Read More

Mar 2021 1 Mar 1, 2021

One of the arguments that I often hear from my cessationist friends is that the gift of prophecy is simply another way of referring to what we typically understand to be the preaching or teaching of God’s Word. When defined this way, the cessationist can affirm that “prophecy” is still valid today without having to acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is revealing truths to believers above and beyond (but never contrary to) what we find in Scripture. But i...Read More