I’m happy to report that we survived Irma with minimal damage. We were without power for five days, so that’s why I wasn’t able to send you an email last Thursday.
In a previous article, I told you about the remarkable conference we had in Florida in July. (If you’re new to the email list, you can read what happened here.) We’ve just released one of the messages from the conference on the remarkable gospel of the kingdom.
You can listen to the message by clicking the link below.
Finally, since some of you asked, we will run out of the limited-edition TITAN by the end of the month. So if you want a gift for yourself or a friend (Christmas?), you can grab your copy at ViolaTitan.com. Again, there will be only one printing. Once those are gone, that’s it.
Here are the Previous Articles on the Kingdom[Continue Reading…]
In the early 1990s, Nirvana (a band I never got into) released their song Smells Like Teen Spirit. History buffs say it was the musical equivalent to the Kennedy assassination. That is, people remembered where they were when they first heard the song. It was that transcendent.
I was a public school teacher in those days, and the song was everywhere … even years after its release.
After what took place this past July in Florida, I’ve realized that something is in the air. Something significant is afoot. And it smells like God’s Spirit.
Let me riff on one aspect of it. Today’s political atmosphere is so radioactive that countless Christians are dividing from one another over politics. How can this be? It’s because they’re engaging the dialogue through the same matrix that the world employs.
All those political smackdowns that Christians engage in every day on Facebook reflects a complete misunderstanding of what the kingdom of God is. It also underscores that so many believers have lost sight of the gospel that was preached in the first century — what Jesus called “the gospel of the kingdom.”[Continue Reading…]
Apparently, some people missed the humor in my last email about Identity Politics and the Kingdom of God. The two samples of hate mail I shared weren’t real. But they breathed the same air as the genuine ones, so I was poking fun at them.
The point I was making in statements like, “is he still torturing small animals?,” is that some people really think that authors who mention their new books *to the readers who voluntarily subscribed to their email lists to read their writings* are on a par with the antichrist.
Anyways, I’m postponing my next article on the gospel of the kingdom until next week. Today, I want to tell you about 3 events that you may be interested in attending. (If the links don’t work for you, make sure you have “display links” activated in your email.)[Continue Reading…]
Today I want to weigh-in on a subject that few people have dared to address: Identity politics and the kingdom of God. But before I do, a huuuuggge “thank you” to everyone who pre-ordered my Titan so far.
Ironically, some subscribers sent me hate mail simply because I reminded everyone that the Titan will only be printed once. The smoldering anger laden in those emails would make Keyser Söze blush.
What do I mean? Here are two of the tamer ones (cough):
“Viola’s journey to the dark side is now complete. Informing people about his new book is the equivalent of witchcraft. I wonder if he’s stopped torturing small animals too. Doubt it. I’m unsubscribing!”
“Take me off your email list immediately. Reminding me about your book reminds me of Charles Mason. You’re a #@&%$! and probably a closet serial killer.”[Continue Reading…]
“The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
~ Muhammad Ali
Sometime ago, I wrote an article entitled 5 things I wish older Christians told me. Because of the positive response to the article, I decided to add five more things to the list.
These are things I wish older Christians told me when I was in my 20s. It would have saved me a lot of aggravation, frustration, discouragement, [fill in the blank].
Here they are …[Continue Reading…]
THIS MAY GIVE YOU CHILLS …
Sometimes the supernatural world penetrates the natural realm in such a tangible way, that the only response is to awe at God’s manifest presence.
This past weekend, we held our second annual Deeper Christian Life Conference. People came from Australia, New Zealand, China, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, UAE, Canada, and all over the USA, including Hawaii.
During the conference, I unleashed the titanic, explosive, cataclysmic, earth-shaking, life-altering gospel of the kingdom that was preached by all the apostles in the first century and which turned the world into a mad rage. I unveiled that gospel in 8 messages–messages I’ve never shared before anywhere.
Something remarkable happened in the room Friday night. A number of people pulled me aside after the meeting and said things like, “I’ve not been so shaken by the Lord through a message.” Another said, “What took place was electric. Something very special happened in that room that I can’t fully describe.” Others said they were deeply stirred and rocked by what took place.[Continue Reading…]
It’s finally here for pre-order. Many of you asked about it and have been waiting for it to become available. Well, that time has come. Only a limited number of copies will be made, and it will never be printed again.
Questions and Answers appear below the image, including how to order your copy
1) How will your upcoming Titan benefit me? And who is it for exactly? I want to know why I should invest in this book. So much of your stuff is free, so why get it?
First, only about 30% can be found on my blog (though you have to dig deep to find it all). The rest of the material in the book is NOT available anywhere else. The content doesn’t appear in my published print books either. So this book will be new, even for my regular readers.
Also, these are NOT my “scrap” writings. I consider many of the chapters to be some of the best work I’ve done to date.
Here is what it covers and who it’s for:[Continue Reading…]