X Close Menu
  • Featured Posts
  • Show All Posts
Oct 2021 18 Oct 18, 2021

In the past few years we’ve all been confronted with a long list of tragedies, trials, and devastating events in our world. We’ve witnessed earthquakes and tsunamis and hurricanes and pandemics and racial division and economic hardships and recurring diseases and raging wildfires and military conflicts and political upheaval, and countless other issues. It’s fascinating to observe how these sorts of events turn everyone into theologians! We all feel co...Read More

Oct 2021 14 Oct 14, 2021

Here is yet one more podcast I did that covers such topics as speaking in tongues, the gift of prophecy, and divine healing. You can find it here. Sam...Read More

Oct 2021 13 Oct 13, 2021

If you would like to hear a somewhat detailed narrative of my spiritual journey, especially as it relates to my embracing and experiencing the gifts of the Spirit, go to this link. I delivered this last week at the Pursuit Conference at Woods Edge Church in Houston. My time begins at around the 56 minute mark. Sam...Read More

Oct 2021 11 Oct 11, 2021

I read a blog post recently that took its comments from the Apologetics Index. The article was designed to identity the distinctive theological beliefs of what is known as The Third Wave. If you aren’t familiar with that terminology, it was originally coined by C. Peter Wagner. The First Wave of the Holy Spirit was the revival that occurred at Azusa Street in 1906, followed by the formation of several distinctive denominations that are typically referred to as Cla...Read More

Oct 2021 4 Oct 4, 2021

Many of my closest friends are cessationists when it comes to the issue of spiritual gifts. I have only the highest regard for them and thank God daily for their contributions to the body of Christ. But I do have a question for them, a challenge, if you will. It concerns their insistence that, on the one hand, all NT prophecy was inspired, inerrant, and possessed the same authority as that of the apostles and, on the other, that women are prohibited from teaching men or...Read More

Sep 2021 27 Sep 27, 2021

The headline caught my eye: “Threat to Roe is a threat to women’s sports.” Oh, my. Say it ain’t so. Women’s sports are threatened by the possible reversal of Roe v. Wade. The article was in USA Today, September 21. It was written by Nancy Armour. Armour argues that if a woman does not have the right “to decide when or if to have children” it jeopardizes her potential for playing soccer or basketball or whatever sport she might c...Read More

Sep 2021 22 Sep 22, 2021

Steve Green is the host of one of the more widely followed podcasts hosted by Charisma. He recently interviewed me about my book Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan). You can link to it here, and of course you can purchase the book at www.amazon.com. Blessings!...Read More

Sep 2021 20 Sep 20, 2021

The words of the apostle John in 1 John 3:2-3 are both inspired and inspiring. He tells us that if we put our hope in the return of Christ, in the prospect of seeing Jesus “as he is,” this will serve to purify or sanctify our souls. Here is the passage: “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hop...Read More

Sep 2021 14 Sep 14, 2021

A couple of months ago, Susie Larson interviewed me regarding my new book, Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan). It generated considerable interest, so she asked me to come back and do a second hour on the subject. The program aired live last Wednesday, September 8. Here is the link to it....Read More

Sep 2021 13 Sep 13, 2021

The question is often asked: “Why is unbelief such a big deal? Why would someone’s failure to believe in Jesus Christ lead to eternal damnation?” It isn’t uncommon to hear something like this. “Sally is a really nice person. She’s faithful to her husband. She is a wonderful mother to her four children. She has never used profane language or committed a felony. She helps out her neighbors when they are in trouble. She serves weekly at ...Read More