The God-Stopped Moments

Dear Pastor, Though the title of my latest book, When God Stops, is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, we all need “God-Stopped” moments, to receive special attention from God, in areas where we are hurting. These moments are paramount not only to our individual lives, but to Christian faith and theology. I had never […]


4 Virtues That Fuel God-Honoring Cultural Engagement

One of the first virtues necessary for the believer who seeks effective and God-honoring cultural engagement is diligence. The Bible describes diligence, in fact, as the foundation for the other virtues (see 2 Peter 1:5-8). No one can be an expert in everything. But we can choose to be more […]


It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning

I am a Texas boy. Born here. Educated here. Texans are known for many things — most of them true — but one thing stands out more than any other: our love for football. The Greatest Comeback in College Football Bowl History I was in the stands and personally watched […]


3 Steps to Navigating Homosexuality in Our Churches

Step 1: Have Your Convictions Settled On Sunday, September 20, 2009, I walked into an evangelical church in Hollywood called Reality LA as a self-proclaimed atheist and a gay man; two hours later I walked out a born-again Christian who no longer identified as gay. The power of the gospel […]


Interview with Costi Hinn

An Insider’s View of the Prosperity Gospel Interview with Cost Hinn, nephew of televangelist Benny Hinn and author of God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies Q: Why do you feel you need to warn people about the prosperity gospel? A:   Because […]