Author Archives: Beyond Church Walls

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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Tainted Love

Have you ever been to a home and garden Show? They’re basically massive sales and marketing events. Businesses set up booths and run all kinds of contests and specials with the hopes that you’ll become a client. You’re constantly approached … Continue reading

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ISIS, Christians, & America: A Clash of Kingdoms

A new and hard hitting episode of Untangled is up. What should be the Christian response to persecution such as that we’ve seen dealt out by ISIS? Should Christians take up the sword and fight back? Is America a Christian … Continue reading

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Kingdom of the World vs Kingdom of God

Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, is standing up to ISIS as the terror group tries to stamp out Christianity in Iraq and Syria. The group is accepting foreign recruits, as are other … Continue reading

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What is God doing in 2015?

What is God doing in 2015? My friend David Fredrickson wrote a blog on this topic recently but I felt like throwing in my two cents. Like him, I’m seeing tons of posts and articles from various “prophets” predicting what … Continue reading

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Community

A new episode of Untangled is up!  We were created for community. We have within us a God-given desire to connect with others. Many have found that Sunday Morning services don’t meet that need. What is genuine community? How do … Continue reading

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They Won the Race

I’m seeing all these posts today about the 21 Christian men executed on the Libyan beach and hearing much anger and cries for the government to intervene. What’s strange is in the midst of the evil, I’m feeling a different … Continue reading

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