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Two new episodes have been added to the “Christ is All” podcast.

Diary of a Prostitute Who Loved Much

Christ Before Time

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5 Shades of Jesus

Sneak Preview: I’m researching my next installment of the “Shocking Beliefs” series . . . and it’s going to be on the shocking beliefs of John Calvin. So stay tuned for it.

In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul calls Jesus Christ the Wisdom of God.

Jesus is the incarnation of wisdom.

In Ephesians 3, Paul uses the phrase, the manifold (which can be translated “many colored”) wisdom of God.

Jesus Christ, the embodiment of wisdom, is multi-colored.

That means that Christ reveals Himself in infinite variety, because His riches are “unsearchable” and His fullness cannot be exhausted.[Continue Reading…]

Honoring Those With Whom You Disagree

On the heels of my recent post, Shocking Beliefs of John Wesley, I came across a fascinating remark from George Whitefield regarding John Wesley.

Whitefield and Wesley were contemporaries who both had massive followings during their time. But they disagreed on a number of key theological points.

Whitefield was much more a Calvinist while Wesley was much more an Arminian.

In light of their doctrinal disagreements, someone once asked Whitefield if he thought he’d see Wesley in heaven. Here is Whitefield’s reply:[Continue Reading…]

The Crisis of Faith

As I explained in Jesus Now, the beginning of the Christian faith is fairly easy. And so is the last part of the journey.

It’s the middle that’s incredibly difficult.

There are usually two points in a believer’s life where they encounter a crisis of faith. This is especially true if God is using the person in powerful ways.

One is when they are around 30 years old. The other is when they are in their 40s.

I’ve watched many people fall away from the Lord during those two periods, some even becoming atheists.

It’s no accident that the writer of Hebrews says,

“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.” Hebrews 10:32.[Continue Reading…]

The Top 10 Shows of All Time!

We’ve recently uploaded two brand new shows on the “Christ is All” podcast.

If you are subscribed to the podcast in iTunes, you should have them downloaded on your phone.

If not, subscribe here.

For those of you without a smart device, you can listen to them directly on computer, tablet, or non-Apple device.

My Interview with Your Favorite Character Caller (the caller from the 100th episode, that is)

Warning: Do not attempt to listen to the above episode unless you have a tremendously subtle sense of humor!

Here’s the other new show we’ve published recently:

How Not to Receive Correction

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3 Strategies for a Life-Changing 2015

2015 is warming up in the bullpen and it will soon be throwing heat from the mound.

In that regard, here are 3 strategies to make your 2015 the best it can be.

1. Make a quality decision that you are going to invest in improving your life, your business, and your ministry.

A quality decision is a decision that you will stick to come hell or Hiawatha.

Investing in improving your life, business, and ministry would include attending training events, taking courses, and investing in other educational opportunities.

A life-principle I’ve learned – admittedly later than I wish – is that if you’re unwilling to invest in transformative learning opportunities, everything in your life will remain the same. That goes for your ministry, your financial situation, your business, your relationships, etc.

For years, I embraced the philosophy of “I can’t afford that.” But I discovered, eventually thankfully, that I couldn’t afford NOT to invest in learning how to improve my life, my financial situation, and my ministry.

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An Invitation to Binge!

We just published the 108th episode of the Christ is All podcast. I won’t tell you what the topic is. You can find out yourself when you listen to it (I assume all of you have subscribed by now, except for the newbies to the blog).

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Here’s a recent email I received by someone who is in his early 30s that sparked the idea for this blog post:

“Frank, just want you to know that your podcast is changing my life. I’ve binged on all 100+ episodes and they are amazing! I love the variety, the humor, and the different types of music in the beginning. My only regret is that I wish I would have known about it several years ago when I was going through some stuff that you address.”

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The Life-Changing Power of Courses

Ever since I was in my 20s, I’ve invested in courses. Spiritual-content courses, ministry-content courses, and blogging/writing courses.

Some of them are on cassette tape. Others are on video or audio.

To this day, I still invest in premium courses because of their transforming power.

A course gives you a “deep dive” into a particular subject. One that you can’t get from a book.

It’s the next best thing to being at a live event where intense training happens in person.

Because I’ve experienced the life-transforming power of courses in my own life, I decided to begin creating my own courses.

You see, I have a ton of valuable material in the form of spoken messages, training sessions, conference talks, etc. on audio tape and CD that are simply dying in my archives.

They haven’t been edited nor enhanced, and no one has heard them since they were first delivered years ago.

I’ve facilitated unique “immersion” sessions on Ephesians, Romans, and Colossians along with extended series on different topics related to the deeper journey.

As you know, I’ve given a lot of this material away on my podcast and I plan to continue to do so as long as the podcast keeps getting new subscribers. [Continue Reading…]