More on the Launch of the New Book

As I mentioned yesterday the new book, Your Church Is Too Small, will be delivered next Friday. If you have ordered a copy it should arrive within two or three weeks as it takes some time for the publisher to ship to the supplier and then for the supplier to get the book out to those who have pre-ordered it. … Read More

A Personal Update on Your Church Is Too Small

Readers of this blog are aware that my new book, Your Church Is Too Small, will soon be released. The formal date is the First of April, but copies will actually be delivered to Zondervan on Friday, March 5. I will get my copies the following week. I can’t begin to express how thrilled I am to finally see this … Read More

Sharing Your Opinions Is Risky Business

Sharing your opinions with others is risky business. I have learned this truism far too often for my own good. I like to think that I am not a very opinionated individual but this is a myth I still too often tell myself. An opinion, says Webster’s New World College Dictionary (1997) is “any belief not based on absolute certainty … Read More

The Erosion of Religious Freedom Is Real

George Weigel is one of the very best contemporary Christian non-fiction writers in our time, especially on issues related to faith and culture. Weigel is not only insightful, and a careful scholar as well, but a wonderful writer whose style easily engages you in his prose. His biography of John Paul II, Witness to Hope, is my favorite biography of … Read More

Why No Comprehensive National Health Care?

I have a number of friends from both Canada and Europe who express considerable amazement at how we in the U. S continue to debate the subject of single-payer, comprehensive health care. For them it seems like a slam-dunk argument in favor of such a system. I read and hear that we are just being a selfish nation that doesn't … Read More

The Gift of Dan Jones as an ACT 3 Associate

One of the greatest joys that I experience is teaching students, especially my Wheaton College Graduate students. I have met so many wonderful men and women in the M.A. in Evangelism and Christian Leadership program over the last few years. I have been able to enter into mentoring friendships with at least 10-12 former students over the past five years. … Read More

Gnosticism: The Heresy That Keeps on Troubling the Church

We can not be absolutely certain about the origins of the ancient heresy of Gnosticism but it may have been birthed as a pseudo-Christian heresy in the first century by the man named Simon Magus, a Samaritan sorcerer (magus actually means magician) who is named in the Book of Acts. Some church fathers, in a type of prophetic way, referred … Read More

The Internet and Kingdom Prayer

Dr. Archie Parrish has long been associated with innovative and insightful evangelism. He is also a student of revival and an intercessor who seeks to mobilize prayer movements. Archie is the president of SERVE International, which is committed to what he calls "kingdom prayer." The goal of kingdom prayer is: "To build a supercritical mass of kingdom-focused prayer composed of … Read More

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

What should American Christians do for religious liberty in the world? 70% of the world’s population does not enjoy the freedom to worship according to conscience as we know religious freedom in this land. I think, in most cases, this fact alone calls for Christians and non-Christians to work together to impact the world in such a way that people … Read More

Religious Liberty & the Free Exercise Clause

The second major debate about religious liberty in America has surrounded what is called the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . " In 1878 the Supreme Court was first called upon to interpret the extent of … Read More