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The Sins and Temptations of Young, Middle Aged, and Old Leaders

Since I have been serving in full-time church-related ministry since 1980 I have been through various stages of growth and development in ministry and character. Based on self-reflections and observations from years of ministering to and with pastors and leaders in the church, I have written the following article on some of the specific sins…

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…

Seven Contrasts between the Market-Driven Culture and Biblical Christianity

When I say “market driven” I am referring to the contemporary ethos in culture whose only value is infinite growth and production. This market-driven culture is equally in the contemporary evangelical church. This is very different from the Hebraic mindset of the word of God the church should be taking their cues from. The following…

The Jesus Way to Cultural Influence

The way of life we are called to live in order to live a life Jesus can bless The Sermon on the Mount of Jesus (Matthew 5:1-12) is perhaps the greatest exposition ever written regarding godly character and attitude. In this section of scripture, Jesus is seen as the new Moses, speaking from a mountain…

Seven Ways to Develop a Prophetic Culture in Your Church

A prophetic culture is an exciting and much needed element for a cutting edge local church. By “prophetic culture” I am referring to having a sense of anticipation among the attendees that God is going to manifest His presence and speak directly to His people, either through the preached Word of God and/or through the…

Ten Signs Your Church Has Been Secularized

The Bible teaches that the church is supposed to influence the world as salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16), but instead the church has often been influenced by the world. The book of Ezekiel 22:26 sends a stern rebuke to believers who make no distinction between that which is common and that which is holy (by…

September 2015

MMI Ministry Report September was a very busy and productive month for me! Besides preaching several times in my home church (Resurrection Church) there was plenty of extra local ministry. September 8-10 Kingdom Power and Glory Conference Ft Lauderdale Florida This conference hosted by Bishop Long, had approximately 300 church and marketplace leaders gather in…

Eight Things the Church should do to Prepare their Communities for Social Collapse

For the past several years a growing number of prophetically and culturally astute leaders are predicting the decline of the USA! Also, books like the New York Times bestseller The Harbinger have issued dire warnings to America based on biblical principles and Old Testament prophetic passages. There have been predictions as dire as the total…

Why an “Old” Postmodernism is causing the Downfall of America

In general, scholars today teach that in last several centuries the West has changed from a pre-modern world, with religious belief predominating culture during medieval times, to the modern, with the Enlightenment and Baconian empiricism dominating culture, meaning observable science became the prominent arbiter of truth, to the present post-modern period, in which the prevailing…

Seven Reasons Why I am not a Roman Catholic

With the election of Pope Francis and his immanent visit to the United States, there is a resurgent interest in the Roman Catholic Church. It is without dispute that the Roman Catholic Church is a major force in the earth with 1.5 billion adherents, its roots in the first century church, it has historically been…