Dr. Michael Brown vs. John MacArthur – Brown Shreds MacArthur


Holyfield vs. Tyson.

Ali vs. Foreman.

Leonard vs. Durán‎.

All examples of two titanic powers going at it with all of their high-voltage prowess.

In Michael Brown’s brand new-hot-off-the-presses book Authentic Fire, Brown goes nose-to-nose with John MacArthur and excoriates his arguments in Strange Fire.

Authentic Fire by Michael Brown is a book that every charismatic, every cessationist, and every continuationist will want to have in their library.

Because I like Brown’s book so much, endorsing it glowingly, I interviewed Michael Brown on his powerful new book.[Continue Reading…]

Gadget of the Week: Episode #1

Because creativity and productivity are themes I write on for this blog, I’m beginning a new series each Sunday called “Gadget of the Week.”

This is the first installment.

Several weeks ago I dropped my iPhone (due to clumsy fingers). It fell on the driveway and the screen cracked.

The phone was unprotected at the time (my last case had fallen apart, and I hadn’t yet replaced it).

So it was time for me to buy a really good case that does a great job of protecting the phone.

I chose the Mophie Juice Pack Pro iPhone case[Continue Reading…]

Top Posts of 2013

Here are the top posts of 2013 (some were written before 2013, but they received major traffic last year so they made the list).

20 Things the Blood of Jesus Does

50 Things the Holy Spirit Does

The 100 Best Christian Books Ever Written

What Makes a True Friend?


The Top 10 Christian Female Bloggers

Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & the Sickening Response of Some Christians

Bono on Jesus

Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear or Read[Continue Reading…]

A New Book on Discipleship: Interview


I’m jazzed about Monday’s upcoming post. I’ll be unveiling an exciting new event this summer for authors and/or bloggers.

But today, I interview Robby Gallaty on his new discipleship book. It’s called Growing Up.



Robby, instead of asking, “What is your book about?” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question: “How are readers going to benefit from reading your book?” 

I thought I had hit rock bottom when I stole $15,000 from my parents. I was a twenty-five-year-old drug dealer, hopelessly addicted to prescription medications. The police were on my trail, and my prosperous life suddenly fell apart. Let me go back where it began.[Continue Reading…]

Breaking the Silence

My friend Stephanie Bennett has just released the second volume in her “Within the Walls” series.

Here’s a review by NYC producer, Eric Goodman:

“Stephanie Bennett’s “Within the Walls” series vividly portrays the nightmare of hyper-mechanization and the dangers it poses to personality and human sovereignty. In book two, Breaking the Silence, the author provides keen social commentary and insights into communication — insights that are embedded within a love story in the broadest sense, as the protagonist, Emilya, discovers the capacity to connect to the humanity within and around her. In depicting Emilya’s awakening, Bennett provides on one level a  compelling story of personal struggle and overcoming, and on a deeper level, a call and model for a humane resistance to our own increasingly alienating technological milieu.” [Continue Reading…]


My book, Reimagining Church, the constructive sequel to Pagan Christianity is available and discounted. (It was free the last two days.)

If you have “push back” questions or objections to the book, write them in the comments, and I’ll respond.


Click here to get the book on discount

If you know people who read Pagan Christianity but didn’t read the sequel, please send them this page. Pagan Christianity has never been a stand-alone book. It’s only part one of a conversation — the deconstructive part. Reimagining Church is the constructive companion volume.


Fast & Furious 6: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Recently, I watched the new film Fast & Furious 6 with my friend Jose Bosque.

I stunt-doubled in it (for Vin Diesel, of course), but that’s not the reason why I’m writing this post. :-)

The movie was superb. Beyond great acting, great action, and great cinematography (the scenery was stunning), the film depicts two kinds of kingdoms . . . or churches.

One is the kingdom (or church) ruled by “precision” . . . where people are treated as cogs in the system.

If they make a mistake, they are disposed of.

The other is the kingdom — or church — ruled by family and the undying loyalty that goes with it. As well as sacrifice for the higher purpose.

Watch the movie with this lens and it will speak powerfully.[Continue Reading…]