This week I continue with my flow of thoughts from last week concerning making disciples. We hold discipleship as one of our main core values in our ministry Oikos, and seek to reproduce reproducers. Which is why we have a balance of informal and formal discipling. We spend time hanging out and goofing around with our disciples and those we’re mentoring through things like movies, games, and eating meals together. Likewise there’s also formal stuff like teaching and Bible study, one [Continue reading...]
This week we finally release an interview I've been sitting on for a couple of months with Brian Guerin, itinerant minister with Bridal Glory International, and author of the new book God of Wonders: Experiencing God's Voice Through Signs, Wonders, and Miracles. This episode flows nicely with what we've been talking about concerning the collective Bride of Christ and we get back to "the upper room" again. We started off today with learning a little bit about Brian and his testimony, and [Continue reading...]
Since I like to read a lot, and I read books fast enough that I've always felt they aren't cheap enough for how often I read them, I've always been looking for deals or quality free Kindle books I can add to my collection. So, I am excited to have found some good reads for under $3 from time to time. There's also great tools and sites out there for finding free books and discount deals. I posted this exact post around this time last year, but since Kindle eReader sales spike around Thanksgiving [Continue reading...]
In the past year we've had quite a few interesting guests on Fire On Your Head since I opened started inviting authors, bloggers and anybody else I think should be on the show. The ones that have come on are a small percentage of the ones I've invited. Many don't answer, while others do but then we never pin a recording appointment down. So I'd like to ask YOUR input and find out which of my past year's guests do you want to see back on the show. You can vote for as many as you'd like! Purposely [Continue reading...]
There’s really ONE specific thing Jesus commanded us to do: MAKE DISCIPLES of the Nations. Yet, depending on who you talk to, this is viewed as optional, or something only special people like pastors or missionaries do. Today I share from my heart a personal 'kairos' moment that changed everything for me: my ministry focus, how I use my time on a weekly basis, who and what I focus my energy towards. I personally don't want to wait until I've gone a few decades in life and say "you know, I [Continue reading...]
I started to write the following blog post over the past weekend before I saw an article show up in my news feed that basically gave me pause for thought. Or at least pause for concern, to say the least. It was for an article on the Huffington Post called You Know God's Going to Change His Mind and Save Everyone in the End, Right? by Mick Mooney. I'm seeing a lot of my friends in the "Hyper Grace" camp -- of which on certain specific points I consider myself apart of -- champion a lot of his [Continue reading...]