Corona Virus–5 Areas for a Fresh Start

Have you ever clicked something on your computer, then suddenly realized that you made a horrific, disastrous mistake? At first you freeze, your mind scrambling for some way to take it back. Then you panic. You want to scream, cry, punch something, swear, or run away and join a monastery. But eventually, you find aContinue reading “Corona Virus–5 Areas for a Fresh Start”

Jesus and Social Distancing

The dawning sun did its best to peek through the clouds as I prayerwalked my neighborhood this morning. I prayed that all of my neighbors would wake up feeling a supernatural peace, and a trust that God was for them, not against them. I prayed that as the world is being shaken, they would holdContinue reading “Jesus and Social Distancing”

Hope is a Dangerous Place–New Release

I’m happy to announce the release of my newest novel, the first in a new trilogy with the theme of pursuing revival and societal transformation in America. As always, the truths I want to present are woven into an entertaining suspense story, this time set in rural Colorado. The hope for revival rests upon severalContinue reading “Hope is a Dangerous Place–New Release”

Revival and Societal Transformation

      What does revival look like? How might a true revival transform our society? When I was young, I read everything I could about historic revivals. Here are just a few of my heroes— I was enthralled by the courage of men like John G. Paton who led an entire island of cannibalsContinue reading “Revival and Societal Transformation”

All the People We’ll Meet this Christmas

As I’m working on writing my fourth novel, starting a new trilogy on the topic of hope, I’ve been studying Johnny Enlow’s RISE teaching on bringing God’s kingdom into the 7 mountains of culture: government, business, education, religion, media, arts & entertainment, and family. As a teacher, I’ve been especially fascinated by his ideas onContinue reading “All the People We’ll Meet this Christmas”

A Halloween to Remember

Halloween—the dentists’ favorite holiday… My American friends who take a walk through their neighborhoods today will be greeted by an assortment of scary decorations in front of their neighbors’ homes: carved pumpkins, skeletons, witches, ghosts, gravestones, giant spiders, black cats, even skulls placed on a stick. In American culture, decorating homes like this is aContinue reading “A Halloween to Remember”

Justice for Religious Minorities

    How should the majority religion treat those of minority religions in their land? My experience in both my home nation of the United States and my residence nation of Indonesia is that those of minority religions are often treated unjustly: It is difficult to get permits to build houses of worship Minority housesContinue reading “Justice for Religious Minorities”

World Religions Quiz

How much do you know about world religions? A Pew Forum study of nearly 11,000 Americans done this year found that most of us can’t even correctly answer half of a basic world religions survey. Think you can beat the average? Take the survey here. I thought I should take the challenge since I teachContinue reading “World Religions Quiz”

World Refugee Day–Faith over Fear

A bomb threat at the hotel where we were supposed to teach English caused us to cancel our classes one day. Thankfully, there was no bomb, and we could carry on teaching English here in Indonesia. That’s the closest I’ve come to a bomb. I’ve never watched missiles fall from the sky and wipe outContinue reading “World Refugee Day–Faith over Fear”

Isra Mi’raj and Your Supernatural Encounter

Happy Isra Mi’raj to all my Muslim friends today! For those Muslims who live as minorities, I pray for a peaceful day of celebrations. My heart was broken with all of yours by the tragic shootings in Christchurch, NZ. I’m thankful for the gracious response of the Anglican Christians who demonstrated the true heart ofContinue reading “Isra Mi’raj and Your Supernatural Encounter”