Drastic Christianity

Everywhere I go these days I am meeting people who are gravely concerned about the condition of Christianity in this generation.  I cannot tell you how many conversations I have had  that were focussed on the idea that “something is definitely wrong” and “we need help!”  It spans all ages. It spans all groups. It…

Do you believe in Fervent and Earnest Prayer?

A pastor friend, and a personal hero of mine, recently celebrated his 40th year of preaching and pastoring!  I love being around him and fellowshipping with him and hearing his stories about his ministry and family.  In a recent revival campaign, he several times shared personal stories from his own “revival” experiences.  He was saved…

The Impotence (I mean, Importance) of Public Praying

How many times have you been a part of this scenario? The service starts promptly on time  (or not) (and sometimes after a five minute countdown on the big screen)!  The choir sings.  A song is sung while everyone stands.  A greeting is made.  A prayer is said.  Another song (or two ) is sung. …