Jesus’ Friends in Low Places

This excerpt is from the introduction of my new book, Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws. I hope you enjoy it as you look ahead to...

The Gracious Orthodoxy of United Methodism

This is the second in a series of articles on The United Methodist Church. As a new conservative Methodist denomination launches in May of this year,...

What I Value about United Methodism: Intellectual Evangelicalism

I became a follower of Christ in a small and loving Pentecostal congregation at the age of 14. Two years later I heard a call to vocational ministry...

A Response to Thomas Lambrecht

A response to Thomas Lambrecht’s article, “Primary Reasons for Separation” in the Good News newsletter, Perspective.

A Final Challenge

Worship, Study, Serve, Give and Share: I challenge you to a simple, achievable, measurable, and specific goal using your fingers to remember.

Share — The Power of Reviews

It has never been easier to share our faith with more people, yet we’re often hesitant to do it. Why is that?

Give — Generosity and Joy

Just as we were made to practice generosity together, in community, God also means for it to be a part of the daily rhythm of our lives.

Serve — Here I Am, Lord, Send Me

The words “serve,” “serving,” “service,” and “servant” appear over 1,000 times in the Bible.

The Importance of Listening and Paying Attention

Our primary way of knowing Jesus is through the New Testament, and most clearly and directly through the Gospels.

Worship and Prayer

Worship—and with it, prayer—is the first of the five spiritual practices essential to growing and maturing in our Christian walk.

Introducing "The Walk"

During the next six weeks leading up to Lent, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my new book, "The Walk," here on the blog.

The Worst Thing Is Not the Last Thing

In advance of Easter Sunday, I’d like to share an additional selection from my new book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times....

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