Author Archives: Beyond Church Walls

A Stirring in the Wilderness

In the early ‘70s God was moving in an extraordinary way among young people. Surfers, hippies and agnostic yuppies were finding Christ and becoming passionate about following him. Those of us a bit older who had known the Lord for … Continue reading

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An Appealing Gospel?

A new episode of Untangled is up! Many of us who truly have a revelation of the truth that God is love find ourselves being accused of “trying to make God more appealing to people.” Yet, if that is indeed … Continue reading

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Hope in the Wilderness

Recently I received a word of knowledge from a friend who I’ve come to trust over the past 15 years. He’s a good listener and slow to speak, so I was surprised when he re-directed our conversation to tell me … Continue reading

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Will God Still Bless America?

The other day a friend of mine sent me a message asking me if in light of recent events, do I think God will still bless America? Here is my response. That’s a loaded question. I’m concerned about writing a … Continue reading

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Friendship

A new episode of our podcast is up! This time we discuss friendship. Friendship was clearly a big deal to Jesus. He even called his disciples friends. Today words like “family” and “friends” are constantly tossed around the body of … Continue reading

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Friendship

A good friend was sharing his heart with me concerning his parents who were under going a major crisis touching several areas of their lives. After describing their situation he made a comment that I’ve heard hundreds of times. “You, … Continue reading

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Results Oriented

We’re back! Believers often measure their effectiveness in the Kingdom of God based on the results they see with their own eyes. People look for things they can measure to determine whether or not they are doing God’s work. They … Continue reading

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Shame, Religion, and the American Dream

The kingdom of God and the American Dream are not one in the same. In fact they are in direct opposition to one another. The American Dream is actually a counterfeit religion that has sunk it’s talons into Christianity and … Continue reading

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Christianity in Decline

An article published last month in the Pew Research Center observing that fewer people living in the United States call themselves Christians has generated a lot of discussion recently. Atheists and agnostics are on the rise, and ex-Christians now represent … Continue reading

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What is Your Foundation?

What if you came to the conclusion that the Bible is unreliable? How would such knowledge impact your relationship with God? The way you answer that question may identify the foundation of your faith. Although most Christians would agree that … Continue reading

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