Answers to Questions About My New Discipleship Course

Since I officially released my new online discipleship course on September 1st, Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ, it has exploded.

Over 1,200 people have registered and many are commenting on its profound impact.

What follows are the questions I’ve received about the discipleship course and my answers.


Q. If I get the course, do I have to complete it within a certain time frame?

A. No, you can work through it at your own pace at any time and from any place.

Q. If I get the course today, how long will I have access to it?

A. You will always have access to it. There is no expiration date. So you can start it today and finish it 5 years from now, if you want. :-)[Continue Reading…]

Join the New JESUS FIRST Facebook Page

“So that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”

~ Colossians 1:18

Jesus Manifesto is a bold statement about giving Jesus the First Place in Everything . . . a place that His Father has already given Him . . .  and the implications of it.

Now, there’s a new Facebook Page that you can join called JESUS FIRST.

If you believe Jesus is FIRST, click the banner below and “like,” and then invite your friends.

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My Beef With Ghost Writing & Ghost Preaching

Those of you who read Christian books probably aren’t aware that a fair percentage of famous Christian authors don’t actually write their own books.

They have ghost writers who do it for them.

Most of the time, the ghost writer’s name doesn’t appear anywhere on the book. In fact, they are often paid not to have their names appear.

Sometimes the ghost writer’s name will appear on the cover in small letters under the “author’s” name, prefaced by the word with.


Frederick Champion

with David Yengling

Well, David Yengling actually wrote the book . . . so you can thank him. :-)[Continue Reading…]

Jesus Dramatized

The 81st episode of my podcast has been published.

Frank Viola

Episode Overview

  • My discussion with best-selling Christian fiction author Tricia Goyer.
  • A new genre of Christian literature, turning “the Jesus story” into drama and bringing it to life.
  • The importance of seeing the historical context behind the Gospel stories and how it throws light on the text.[Continue Reading…]

How One Spoken Talk Delivered to a Small Audience Can Impact Thousands

Many of you who read this blog are preachers and teachers.

I want to encourage you with a discovery I made awhile ago. It’s simple, but impressively effective.

In 2011, I delivered a message that I entitled Epic Jesus: The Christ You Never Knew at a small conference that had approximately 250 people in the room. Those 250 souls heard the message live.

However, I recorded it — as I do all my conference talks. It was then uploaded to my podcast.

To date, that message has been listened to over 22,000 times by people all over the world.[Continue Reading…]

Just Lead!


As many of you know, I’ve written a good bit on women in ministry. Specifically . . .

Rethinking Women in Ministry

God’s View of a Woman

Does Christianity Have a Feminine Feel?

A Farewell to Self-Righteousness: In Honor of Our Sisters in Christ

One of today’s most remarkable female Christian leaders is Jenni Catron. Today, I caught up with Jenni to interview her on her new book, Just Lead: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church, written with Sherry Surratt.


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