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Five Models of Societal Transformation

Through the years, I have been very interested in applying the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to culture. Hence, I have been involved closely and have studied many different models regarding this subject. The concepts regarding how the church should engage culture vary from merely affecting the quality of life of a community to…

Does Hell Exist?

The concept of a person spending an eternity in Hell is so grave to me that I do not believe it is intellectually possible for me to fully conceive it. As a matter of fact—I believe that most Christians live as though there is no Hell, because if we truly believed its existence we would…

Why Jesus Died and Rose

Problems are the price of progress; the obstacles of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. “We continually face great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.” God the Father led His only begotten Son to suffer for us so He could rise for us. The following are principles in Scripture and life showing…

Understanding 5 Primary Paradigms That Continue the Mission of Jesus

Christianity is always only one generation away from extinction! The only way the witness of Christ can continue in the earth is if His followers continue His mission. Based on my observations, there are five current models regarding attempts by Christ followers to continue the mission of the Lord Jesus. In order to understand this…

Contrasting the Discipleship Methods of Jesus and Jewish Rabbis

In order to understand the New Testament, it is vital for us to understand the cultural and religious background of Jesus and His disciples. With this in mind, it is helpful for us to understand the common discipleship method of the Jewish rabbis during Jesus’s day, so we can gain a greater appreciation of His…

Debunking 11 Primary Arguments Against Divine Healing, Part II

In this two-part series, we will explore debunking eleven primary arguments against divine healing. Click here to read part one. The following are the last six arguments: 6. The book of Job Some point to Job’s sickness as a way to say that sometimes it’s God’s permissive will to allow a person to be sick….

Ten Reasons Some Pastors Develop a Superstar Mentality

From the outset of this article I do not want to convey the thought that just because leaders have name recognition or become popular that they are not people of God. Many of my close friends in the ministry are also celebrities in their own right but do not exhibit the below traits. However, it…

The Common Kingdom Story Unbelievers Share with Believers

Often, when we are sharing the gospel with an unbeliever we think that we must begin with a blank slate in regards to their understanding of and adherence to God and salvation. We try our best to understand their perspective and their personal narrative and see how we can fit in the gospel message. What…

Ten Things Effective Ministries Value

1. Effective Ministries Value the Whole ChurchTo be effective in the current culture wars, Evangelicals can no longer afford to shun their Catholic and Orthodox brethren. It is going to take the whole church standing together on social issues to see societal transformation. We may not be in the same denomination or local church, but…

Twelve Characteristics of the New Apostolic Leaders

The so-called Apostolic Reformation since the mid 90’s signaled the end of identifying Christian movements merely by denominations. With that, there was a new emphasis on visionary leaders in the body of Christ known to function with the five-fold ministry gift of apostle (Ephesians 4:11). These apostolic leaders have had a demand upon them to…