Thanks Kevin Trudeau for inspiring another title.
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that tempts you to unsubscribe, but ends up convincing you not to so your life doesn’t fall apart.
Before we get into today’s subject, two quick announcements:
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Okay, let’s get into racism – the subject that no one is talking about right now, so I figured I’d take a risk and be the first person to roll this ball.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
~ Matthew 24:14, ESV
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that’s forgotten what movie theater popcorn tastes like and doesn’t care.
Before I share what’s on my heart regarding this text and how I believe it relates to what’s happening now, I want to give you a quick preview of what’s to come.
In the following weeks, I plan to talk about what to do when you’re in transition. Right now, many of you are in transition, spiritually and in other ways.
This is true of myself as well.[Continue Reading…]
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
~ Oscar Wilde
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that gives the Conservative Right nightmares and the Progressive Left panic attacks.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve spoken with a number of ministry leaders.
Independent of each other, they’ve said, “the world has gone crazy.”
For those of you who are new to my work, I wrote the Survival Guide on the Current Virus Crisis to help you navigate these troubling times.
The guide is not only about the virus, it also goes into how to handle the trials that surround it.
How can I not waste this crisis? When will things get back to normal? Is the virus God’s judgment? Will it change the shape of the church (as many have predicted)? What is God doing through it? What about all those conspiracy theories, etc.? All of those questions are addressed in the guide.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that always washes its hands after using the restroom and then opens the door with a paper towel.
Abigail London is credited with saying:
“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Don’t try to make those people fit where they aren’t intended. This is what causes you pain and brokenness. Try to find the lesson God is sending through that person.”
Those are wise words.
Most of the friendships I have today were forged over the last 5 years. Some were forged much earlier.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that gives you a 2-hour consultation with Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer to solve all your legal troubles.
So we’ve made it through the first half of 2020 (applause).
On January 2, 2020, I wrote the article A Reset for 2020.
None of us anticipated that 2020 would bring a global pandemic, a national lockdown, an economic crisis, riots in the streets, and civil unrest.
Not to mention the cancellation of cool events we had planned. (Or events like little Sally Ann’s friend’s birthday party that you never wanted to attend in the first place, but were given a legitimate “out.” Thank you COVID lockdown!)
All of this gives new meaning to the phrase, “Hindsight is 2020.”[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that ships a bottle of Frankie V’s Orange Habanero Sauce to your mailbox. Okay, that’s not true, but it’s one of the few blogs that doesn’t repeat the tired talking points of the Conservative Right or the Progressive Left.
I’ve written some long, teary articles on how to stay sane during the COVID-19 crisis. They’re all contained in my Survival Guide, which the masses haven’t read yet because it was gratis. (In general, people don’t value what’s given away without charge. They take it for granted. Sad but true.)
So I’d appreciate it if you would send all your friends the link to get the Survival Guide for themselves: frankviola.org/survival
With depression, suicides, domestic violence and homicides increasing since the invisible menace hit and the economic crisis it created, the Guide is needed now more than ever.
It’s also not cool to keep all the goodness to yourself. 🙂[Continue Reading…]
“To me the essence of being a radical is being willing to subject one’s inherited traditions and conventions to biblical scrutiny … A lot of our personal security is found in our convictions; we develop a personal stance and find our security in it, and then when anybody disagrees we feel threatened.”
~ John Stott
The world is dying for men and women who are burning. Not for a cause, but for a Person and His kingdom: The Lord Jesus Christ.
Thankfully, many who are part of The Insurgence Podcast Community are on fire. They are a people fiercely devoted to Jesus and His kingdom.
America is in crisis right now, and crisis exposes our hearts and what we really believe.[Continue Reading…]