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Episode 99: Guest Interview with Mike Redick

Is evangelism something reserved for a person called an evangelist, or is it the responsibility of every believer? In the mid-1900's, evangelism strategy in the United States focused heavily on a door-to-door outreach. Is this still a wise strategy? Guest…

The Unbreakable Seal of the Holy Spirit

The Ancient Wax Seal In ancient times, people placed wax seals on letters, scrolls and important document containers. Each seal featured a personal mark pressed into it, unique and distinct to the person who prepared the document. Only the…

Would You Point Mark Zuckerberg to Jesus?

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, says he wants to “talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future.” To do this, he plans to meet new people by visiting all 50 US states by the end of 2017. He's…

My 5 for Friday (January 27, 2017)

National and world events dominate the headlines. But there is something else going on in the world that doesn't usually get front page attention. Christian missions is happening. It's been happening for 2,000 years and it is still happening…

What's Wrong with the Prosperity Gospel?

Men like Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Joel Olsteen and Jesse Duplantis (just to name a few) teach a false "health, wealth and prosperity" gospel. They are the kind of false teachers that 2 Peter 2:3 describes. Through covetousness shall…

Background Notes on John's Gospel

The Four Gospels We call the first three gospels – Matthew, Mark and Luke – synoptic, which means “seeing together.” Whereas the synoptic gospels focus on the identity of Jesus and the nature of His earthly ministry, the gospel…

Born Again at Two Years Old

In a recent post, I emphasized the importance of encouraging children to cultivate a personal walk with God. In the opening lines, I mentioned in passing that I was born again at 2 years old. One reader expressed doubts about this statement,…

The Doctrine of Salvation

Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand…

Episode 40: When Christ Died

Have you taken time recently to reflect upon the amazing significance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross? When Jesus died, He performed the greatest rescue effort of all time. Pause for a moment to consider the powerful truth of…

When Jesus Died

Have you ever experienced a life-threatening moment when you almost died or nearly faced serious injury or loss? Sometime around 2005, I was driving my 1995 Ford Escort station wagon home from a morning of seminary lectures, from northwest Milwaukee…