Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Duluth's Bentleyville must allow preachers under first amendment, judge says

Not all court battles are decided in favor of Christian preachers, but this one was. The case was handled by the Alliance Defense Fund. I don't know Jankowski's or Scott's beliefs, but pray for them and this effort.

The city of Duluth can't interfere with or prohibit speakers from engaging in free expression or peacefully distributing literature and displaying signs at the 2011 Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Do you love the "old" gospel?

Kevin DeYoung presents the "old gospel" vs. the "new gospel." Which is closer to what you try to tell others?

[A] part of the New Gospel is an invitation to join God on his mission in the world: “It’s a shame that Christians haven’t shown the world this God. But that’s what we are called to do. God’s kingdom is being established on earth. On earth! Not in some distant heaven after we die, but right here, right now. Even though we all mess up, we are God’s agents to show his love and bring this kingdom. And we don’t do that by scaring people with religious language or by forcing them into some religious mold. We do it by love. That’s the way of Jesus. That’s what it means to follow him. We love our neighbor and work for peace and justice. God wants us to become the good news for a troubled planet.”

So what's wrong with that? Read the full article--it isn't too long.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

When traveling, reach out to meet new Christians

I am traveling for work, and I just wanted to post a quick note recommending that when traveling, consider reaching out to find Christians wherever you go. At a conference, I met a fellow believer also attending, and I am going to visit a church tonight. It has been very encouraging. God made us with a need for fellowship with other Christians, so look for opportunities to get it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Essentials of the Faith: The Incarnation

God became a man? How is that possible? I joined Echo Zoe Radio for another podcast, this time on the Incarnation. You can listen from the main link, download it, or play it in a window.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Essentials of the faith: the atonement

I recently was interviewed on Echo Zoe Radio on the atonement, one of the essentials of the Christian faith are in this article posted earlier here. Have a listen to the streaming webcast or download the MP3.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lord, forgive my idolatry!

ShareYourFaith.org's Mike just posted this great short prayer. Pray this now, and if you care to, every so often in the next few weeks.

Lord, forgive my idolatry--for thinking you owe me anything. I owe you everything. I hunger and thirst for you. Turn my ungratefulness into contentment. Continue to change me until you're enough. Amen.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Evangelism event: witnessing at Joel Osteen, May 29, 2009

Just added an event to the calendar. If you are near Minneapolis, come join us this Friday, May 29, 2009, for witnessing at the Joel Osteen "A Night of Hope" event. I expect to meet Christians, non-Christians, and non-Christians who think they are Christians.

Also, we'd love for everyone reading this to pray for us. If you do, please leave a comment letting us know; it would help a lot!

UPDATE: I got one recorded conversation, and it's a long one. Listen to the first several minutes at least, and pray for Kev!

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