See also 5 Ways to Spread the Insurgence
Recently, Bible Gateway — the most popular online Bible website in the world — interviewed me on the present Insurgence.
Enjoy the interview!
What message are you conveying by the one-word title of your book?
There is a revolution happening right now in the body of Christ, an insurgence against what the New Testament calls “the world system” and into what Jesus called “the gospel of the kingdom,” which is the most powerful message in the New Testament.
The insurgence began in the first century, but it is being recovered (or “reclaimed”) in our time. In the book, I explain exactly how, offering stories of ordinary sisters and brothers in Christ who have joined the insurgence and how astounding their experience has been.[Continue Reading…]
Many of you have asked me for ideas on how to spread the Insurgence. That’s what this blog post is about.
Note that the reason why I wrote Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom wasn’t just to put another book into the world. To the contrary, it was to educate, equip, and spread the Insurgence.
(Books are still the best way to spread ideas, so by sharing the book, you’re spreading the Insurgence, especially since every part of the book has a “Taking Action” section.)
While I have my part to play (and I’m seeking to be faithful to it), I cannot do this alone. So here are 5 ways in which you can spread the Insurgence:[Continue Reading…]
The phrase “passing the torch” is a commonly used metaphor to depict the act of passing on a charge or responsibility to another individual. The metaphor comes from the ancient Greek torch races where one runner passed a lighted torch to another runner who carried the torch farther.
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the idea of passing the torch when it comes to the Lord’s work. Over the last five years, a number of God’s choicest servants have passed on. And a few of them never passed the torch on to a younger soul.
This is a great tragedy. And it’s one of the reasons why the Lord’s highest work has only moved in millimeters (instead of miles).[Continue Reading…]
Recently, someone asked me this question. My answer follows it.
Prophecy is one gifting Paul said to earnestly desire for edifying the Body, but I’ve only once experienced it close to how it was practiced in the early church. Instead folks with the gifting (or something like it) seem to be celebritized at some level in charismatic circles, or in evangelical circles. Others get harnessed with presenting it simply as “teaching.” The Holy Spirit is a polite bystander.
My question is, practically speaking, how can one grow in and practice this gifting in the church, especially without slipping into these ruts? I just feel what is presented as prophecy today is a far cry from what the Spirit wants to offer (Christ, the Father), or how He truly expresses Himself (unboxed, radically humble, unapologetically supernatural).
Thanks to all of you who purchased my new book INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. Yesterday, it broke Amazon’s top 500 books out of 8 million volumes and reached the top 400 on Barnes & Noble.
It’s also been the #1 New Release in Christian Theology on Amazon.
Also, someone asked me how a book could be reviewed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on the same day it released. Answer: The publisher gave away a number of audio versions of the book to some reviewers last month, and so those readers were able to write a review on the day the book released. Many of those same people bought the paperback on release day as well.
What follows is a recent interview I did with Jonathan Cottrell where he asks me questions about the insurgence and the gospel of the kingdom — questions that some of you have asked me.[Continue Reading…]
My assistant wrote the subject line, fyi. As you know, I usually only send this UNFILTERED email on Thursdays, so this is a special edition.
I’ve been waiting to make this announcement for over a year. And today is the day.
My new book INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom is now available. Since August of last year, you’ve been getting my blog posts on the explosive gospel of the kingdom. Well, this is the complete book where I seek to unveil that gospel.
Right or wrong, I believe that Insurgence will define my entire library. It’s what I believe the Spirit is speaking to the body of Christ right now.
Here is an early review:[Continue Reading…]