Author Archives: Beyond Church Walls

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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Financial Support for Ministers Part 4

Here, at long last, is the fourth and final video in the “Supporting the Equippers” series. Who are the genuine apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in the Body of Christ? What are they like? What makes them tick? And … Continue reading

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ISIS, Martys and Western Christianity

In several nations of the world, Christians are facing persecution on an escalating scale. At the forefront in the news are those who have been executed by ISIS. How does this reality impact Western Christians? There are those who take … Continue reading

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Worship

We’re back! A new Untangled Podcast is up! What is worship? Is worship an event we attend? Is it something we do on Sundays to get our “God fix” so we can make it through another week? Is worship how … Continue reading

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The Last Church Strategy

Among the many and varied forms of the Christian religion, three are fairly common, though most brands include some aspects of the following generalizations. One group is skillful at turning descriptive narratives from the scriptures into prescriptions for effective ways … Continue reading

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Is Jesus Enough?

A dear friend whose life reflects many years of devotion to Christ sent me an excellent article he wrote expressing his deep concern for the tendency of so many Christians today to run after frivolous diversions and ridiculous “revelations” toted … Continue reading

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Motive Check

As I reflect back through the years since I first entered into “full time ministry” I am forced to admit that my motives were often not pure. I gave up a good job and stepped out in faith to serve … Continue reading

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Real Church

Stephen Crosby posted a blog awhile ago which included the following: Dr. Alexander set up a scientific experiment in the 1970s which involved a lone rat in a rat cage with two water bottles. One was laced with cocaine and … Continue reading

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Worm or Wonderful

A new episode of our podcast “Untangled” is up. “You’re just a worthless sinner!” is the way the gospel is often shared. Is that true? How does God view us? How much value does He place on us? And just … Continue reading

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Jesudamilare’s Song

I have a friend in Nigeria with whom I’ve been communicating via email for a couple years now. Most of the folks who’ve emailed me from Africa and India are looking for funds, but this young man has sought advice … Continue reading

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