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Should our church sing Bethel Music worship songs?

A frequent question I hear has to do with the music being made by groups coming out of Bethel Redding and other churches that have New Apostolic Reformation beliefs. The question is, is it OK to sing their songs as long as the lyrics don't contain any error?

My interview with the Naked Bible Podcast

Dr. Michael Heiser, of the Naked Bible Podcast, recently interviewed me about the New Apostolic Reformation.

[ More ] October 3rd, 2017 | 7 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

The Bible Project

I recently learned about The Bible Project — a non-profit, crowdfunded creative studio located in Portland, Oregon, that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the Bible’s message more widely accessible.

[ More ] September 27th, 2017 | 3 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

Update on my speaking engagement in Nashville

Thank you to all who prayed for my talk at the Religion New Association’s annual conference in Nashville last Saturday. It went extremely well.

Upcoming speaking event in Nashville, Sept. 9

I’m honored to have been invited to speak about the New Apostolic Reformation at the Religion News Association’s annual conference, a professional training event that brings together religion reporters and scholars from across the country to discuss trending topics in the world of faith, ethics and spirituality.

[ More ] August 22nd, 2017 | 19 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

The BBC reports on the New Apostolic Reformation

Laura Hubber, a BBC reporter, recently investigated the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement and particularly how this movement has attracted millennials.

[ More ] July 25th, 2017 | 3 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous, Size and Influence of the NAR |

Coming soon: Study Guide for ‘God’s Super-Apostles’

I’m excited to announce a project my co-author, Doug Geivett, and I have been working on: a study guide for our book ‘God’s Super-Apostles.’

[ More ] February 24th, 2017 | 4 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous, My Books |

The Error of ‘King James Only’

I often receive comments on my blog written by people claiming that the King James Bible is the only translation people should read and that all other translations are untrustworthy. I disagree with this view strongly.

[ More ] September 30th, 2016 | 14 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

ReThink Apologetics Conferences teach Christian youth to think clearly

If you live near Southern California and you have a junior high, high school or college-aged student, I urge you to take them to Stand to Reason’s “ReThink Apologetics Student Conference,” tonight and tomorrow in Costa Mesa, California.

[ More ] September 23rd, 2016 | 3 Comments | Posted in Apologetics, Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

California bill threatens freedom of Christian colleges

I’m breaking from my usual reporting to inform my readers about a California bill (Senate Bill 1146) that, if passed, will severely limit the ability of the state’s Christian colleges and universities to operate according to their biblical convictions about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

[ More ] June 27th, 2016 | 2 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

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