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Dec 2020 25 Dec 25, 2020

You may find it rather strange that I have chosen to write about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ during that time of year when everything and everyone are focused on the First Coming of Christ. But I have two very good reasons for doing so. My first reason is personal. I can’t recall a time in my life when I have so deeply and passionately longed for the return of Christ as I have in 2020. At times, the feeling has been overwhelming. It’s even been so inte...Read More

Dec 2020 21 Dec 21, 2020

[My friend, Michael Kruger, President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, has written an excellent analysis of certain beliefs about Christmas that you need to hear.] Bah, humbug. That’s probably one of the most well-known lines in literary (and now, cinematic) history. Everybody immediately recognizes the curmudgeonly voice of Ebeneezer Scrooge as he pours cold water all over our Christmas spirit. And his point is still made today by some, albeit...Read More

Dec 2020 18 Dec 18, 2020

I was recently interviewed by Steven Bancarz on my book, The Singing God. You can access it on YouTube here....Read More

Dec 2020 15 Dec 15, 2020

Understanding Spiritual Gifts is on sale this week! Get the softcover for 50% off bit.ly/2KpFABi or the eBook for $3.99 amzn.to/39ZFueu. Deals end December 21st. ...Read More

Dec 2020 14 Dec 14, 2020

The time has come once again for me to identify what I consider to be the best books of 2020. This year’s list is an odd assortment. Although most on the list are works of deep theological reflection, there are a couple that you may find a bit out of place for someone like me. That is especially the case with my selection for best book of the year. So, let’s get started. (10) How to Read Theology for All Its Worth, by Karin Spiecker Stetina (Zondervan Academ...Read More

Dec 2020 7 Dec 7, 2020

“Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases” (Psalm 115:3). When was the last time you thanked God simply for being able? I can’t imagine anything more disheartening and depressing than believing in a God who lacks the power to fulfill his purposes, whose energy wanes in the heat of battle or whose strength diminishes in a moment of crisis. Good intentions notwithstanding, if God can’t carry out his plans and can’t fulfill his g...Read More

Nov 2020 30 Nov 30, 2020

Both leading up to the election and in its wake, we have heard countless voices complaining about corruption and deceit. Regardless of which candidate you preferred, there is no escaping the fact that corruption and dishonesty and self-serving deceitfulness are rampant in our world. But does it matter? Is it all that big of a deal? The psalmist answers: “O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does ...Read More

Nov 2020 26 Nov 26, 2020

I can’t see as well as I used to, especially without my glasses. There are times when I don’t hear everything going on around me. And I must admit that I have a finicky sense of taste. But I’m proud to say that I have a marvelous sense of smell. And believe it or not, so too does God! Of course, I’m speaking anthropomorphically when I say that God has a perfect sense of smell. And few things smell as good to him as gratitude. In the book of Levi...Read More

Nov 2020 22 Nov 22, 2020

I recently did an hour-long interview with Remnant Radio on spiritual warfare. You can link to it here. We cover a wide array of topics related to spiritual warfare, in anticipation of the publication of my book, Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide. This will be released by Zondervan in April, 2021....Read More

Nov 2020 15 Nov 15, 2020

News broke a few months ago that President Trump was giving serious consideration to granting a pardon to Edward Snowden. Some of you may not recognize that name, so let me give you a brief summation of why he is important. At 22 years of age, Snowden got his first top secret clearance from the NSA. Less than a year later he was at the CIA, working as a systems engineer “with sprawling access to some of the most sensitive networks on the planet” (Permanent R...Read More