Grace Minute: Faithfulness

There’s a definition of faithfulness I absolutely reject: It’s the idea that a faithful man or woman is that Christian who has sinned a little less, hasn’t embarrassed Jesus as much, and has generally measured up a little more to churchy standards of...

Bargain Theology

Are you a victim of “Bargain Theology”? Bargain theology is that heretical teaching that God is waiting to fix your life if you just get it right. You know, serve a little in church, do your quiet time, memorize Scripture some, pray a little, or give some...

Grace and Freedom: Reborn to Be Wild!

Remembering The Jesus Movement A few years ago I wrote a book, Reborn to Be Wild. It was all about the Jesus Movement revival of the 60s and 70s. I’m a Jesus Movement convert, and in the middle six chapters of the book I answered the question,“Why did the...

Jesus Freak Minute: Self-Control

Jesus and Self-Control When I first met the real Jesus in the 60s revival–the Jesus Movement–I was impressed with His self-control. I’m not talking about His ability to somehow throttle His emotions while walking on earth the way the fundies picture...