Why You Should Go Beyond Belief to Abiding

While I’m persuaded that all who believe in Jesus receive eternal life, my pastor’s heart isn’t at all satisfied when someone believes in Jesus. While it’s true that they are going to heaven when they die, I know that there’s so much more...

Jesus’ 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 Him, all buttoned-down...

Why Grace Requires Honesty

We all have two sets of books: The ones we allow others to read, and the ones God’s reading. If you let me open the book of my choice, you’re going to read about a pretty impressive guy. But if I let you open the book only God and I are reading,...