Boundless

Bryan Bishop has written an interesting book entitled Boundless. It’s a book that explores global missions and church expressions.

I caught up with Bryan to discuss his book.

Enjoy the interview.

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Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question. And that unspoken question is, “how are readers going to benefit from reading your book?”

Bryan Bishop: In my 20 years as a mission researcher, I’ve had the opportunity to witness believers in Jesus around the world following the Bible in their own cultural ways, sometimes in ways so different from ours that they might make us uncomfortable. Eventually, I realized I was seeing four biblical principles that could help believers even in America, Europe and the Christianized parts of the world go deeper in their relationship with God. These principles can also help youth in the West who have drifted away from faith find a doorway back to Jesus. I think readers will also find new hope that the changes they long to see in the world can really happen.[Continue Reading…]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at My Online Work

People regularly ask me for advice on blogging. In fact, one of the things I do to earn my living is consult authors, writers, bloggers, musicians, and business people. I do this work primarily through the Buzz Seminar Master Course along with 9 other presenters.

But there’s an entire technical side to blogging. This is where Jeremy Myers comes in.

Jeremy is my go-2-guy for all things technical. This would include website design, blog set up, and the 1,001 problems that come up along the way.

He’s also gotten me out of many last-hour jams when something went wrong on the back end of the technology.[Continue Reading…]

A University to Check Out

For those of you who are interested in taking classes from a Christian university, you’ll want to read today’s post.

I caught up with the folks at Spring Arbor University in Michigan.

Here’s what they had to say about their school.

Enjoy!

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Tell us a bit about Spring Arbor University (include where it’s located, courses it offers, popular faculty members, etc.)

Spring Arbor University is Christian private university located in south-central Michigan.  It was established in 1873 and has more than 4000 enrolled students offering 70 undergraduate majors and programs, 9 degree completion programs, and 12 graduate programs.[Continue Reading…]

Jesus Culture

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Today, I interview Banning Liebscher on his new book Jesus Culture: Calling a Generation to Revival.

Here’s a description from the publisher:

A new breed of revivalist is arising to answer the cry of God’s heart. These burning ones are calling cities and nations back to the Lord, and challenging societies to be transformed by the power and love of God. This is your call and mandate!

It’s one thing to be counter-cultural and go against the flow of culture. But God calls us to an even greater way of living by making Jesus the model for everything we do. Join this movement and . . .

* Unlock the blessing of honoring those who have gone before you

* Experience a powerful prayer-life marked by boldness, confidence and expectancy

* Activate the supernatural power of God through healing, signs, wonders, and the prophetic

Enjoy the interview![Continue Reading…]

Big Thank You & Mother’s Day . . .

I’m working on my next post which I believe you will find valuable.

But it’s not ready yet. So look for it on Monday.

I didn’t want to leave you with nothing to read today, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know two things that I’m excited about.

First, I want thank all of you for getting a copy of my new book with Mary DeMuth – The Day I Met Jesus.

On Monday, we learned that the book hit the CBA Bestseller list at #2.

What a surprise and what an honor!

(For those of you who don’t know, the CBA is the “Christian” analog to the New York Times Bestseller list.)

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This means that all Christian bookstores should now carry the book – Family Christian, LifeWay, Parable, etc.

Consequently, if you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift for your mother (or wife), check out the Sample Chapter, description, and endorsements here, and head over to your local Christian bookstore and grab a copy.[Continue Reading…]

A 21st Century Solution to a 1st Century Challenge

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Today, I interview the founder of 1MillionStories.org – a new evangelistic website.

Check out the video below and enjoy the interview!

(If you are getting this post by email, you may not be able to see the video. So just click on the heading of the post, and you’ll be taken to the blog so you can watch the video.)

What is 1MillionStories.org?

Steve Barnes: 1MillionStories.org is an online evangelism tool that allows you to share your personal testimony in seconds. It’s FREE, works on your phone or computer, and even the newest believer can use it to share their faith in Jesus Christ.  Pastors can mobilize their entire church body to actively share their faith immediately.[Continue Reading…]

Abandon

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Tim Timberlake has just released an interesting new book called Abandon: Laying Aside Your Plan for God’s Purpose.

I caught up with Tim to talk about his book. Enjoy!

Abandon: Laying Aside Your Plan for God's Purpose

Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question. And that unspoken question is, “how are readers going to benefit from reading your book?”

Tim Timberlake: It is my prayer that the reader embraces this message to abandon oneself to God’s plan, and experience a life that is “far more than we could ever imagine or guess or request in our wildest dreams!” If we were to be brutally honest, we all have something or some area in our life we would be better off leaving behind us. So I hope this book highlights and uplifts those areas for the reader.[Continue Reading…]

Unoffendable

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Many, many years ago in a land far, far away, I wrote a little red book with George Barna that offended many people, religious people especially.

If George and I were living in the first century, that book would have gotten us boiled in olive oil.

In the 21st century, however, the book generated hate mail from Quakers and bodily threats from the Amish!

Yes, it offended religious people from every denominational quarter.

One of the first people to defend the little red book, dislodging the bogus arguments that the religiously offended leveled against it (most of whom never cracked open the cover, mind you [cough]), was the famed radio personality Brant Hansen. And he did it with grace, style, and sophisticated humor.

Fast forward 7 years later to April 2015, and Brant has written and launched his own book.

The topic? It’s about being offended.[Continue Reading…]

Radically Normal

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In Revise Us Again, I took dead aim at the two current problems in Christianity today – legalism on the one hand and libertinism on the other. I call these two tendencies “the two enemies of the gospel.” And they have been with us since the first century.

Recently, Josh Kelley has written a new book called Radically Normal: You Don’t Have to Live Crazy to Follow Jesus.

It’s a response to a certain genre of books that have caused younger Christians to view “radical Christianity” through one very narrow lens.

I interviewed Josh to ask him about the book. Enjoy!

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