6 Truths I Want My Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Friends to Know After the Orlando Massacre

It's hard to come up with any words that would seem appropriate after the brutal gunning down of 50 people this weekend in Orlando's Pulse night club. The English language doesn't have strong enough words to describe the vileness of such a beastly act. It repulses the senses and poisons the mind to even try to ...

The Heavy Toll Of Ukraine’s War on Soldiers and Civilians

By Saturday, June 4, 2016 1 No tags Permalink 0

As the war in Eastern Ukraine continues to drag on the country is slowly becoming aware of the heavy mental, emotional, and psychological costs brought about by brutal fighting, death, and destruction. Warning: The video below does contain some very graphic scenes. Recently I came across this report from Vice News where soldiers and others who have ...

Is the Social Gospel Really Gospel? | Season 2 Episode 2

The social gospel seeks to bring about change in society by applying Biblical principles to problems like poverty, hunger, and lack of education. In this Episode of Now Is the Time I discuss whether the social gospel is really gospel. I also answer a questions on Christian perfectionism and on the purpose of baptism.   Questions: If you have ...

Bombed and Abandoned Buildings in Slavyansk, Ukraine (Photos + Video)

This is what war looks like even after the battles are over and the guns are gone. Artillery destroys in seconds what took years to build and what will take generations to heal! Recently I visited Slavyansk, Ukraine which for several months in 2013 served as headquarters for a quick-moving Russian backed separatist revolt. The separatists promised ...

Are Altar Calls Biblical? | Season 2 Episode 1

Have you ever been in a meeting when the preacher called people forward to get saved? Maybe you've experienced the "With every head bowed and every eye closed, just slip your hand up..." kind of call. Or maybe you've heard the preacher say, "Just repeat this prayer after me." In this episode of Now Is the Time Podcast I tackle ...

I Almost Cancelled the Whole Thing!

By Monday, May 9, 2016 4 , Permalink 0

On Saturday I posted the following on Facebook: "Lost my voice and feeling terrible, tomorrow I'm supposed to preach twice, appreciate your prayers!" Honestly I really was feeling terrible! Christina told me, "You need to stay home!" I wanted to stay home! Sasha, who coordinates our ministry to the refugees called me. "I can't make it either, maybe we should cancel." For ...