Friday Five Interview: Kathi Macias

Kathi Macias is a great friend and a fellow New Hope author. She is a prolific author, having written nearly 30 books and ghost-written numerous others. She has taught and coached writers at conferences around the country is an in-demand public speaker at women’s conferences. My wife is actually reading [amazon ASIN=”1596692049″]How to Keep a…

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Does Job’s wife get a bad rap?

One of my Sunday afternoon luxuries is to relax while the children are taking a nap. I typically watch a DVR’d message by Dr. David Jeremiah. Dr. Jeremiah has become one of my favorite preachers. I really learn a lot from his exposition of the Word. On TV, Dr. Jeremiah is going through a study…

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Friday Five Interview – Cecil Murphey

A few years ago, at the Write to Publish Conference in Wheaton, a man by the name of Cecil Murphey was conducting a workshop on book proposals. Even though I had been writing for many years, I was new to the wide world of Christian publishing, so I didn’t know Cec from Adam. But little…

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Book Review – 5 Ministry Killers by Dr. Charles Stone

What if you could give a pastor truth serum and ask him what ministry is really like? Behind the plastered-on smile and steady handshake are often men of God who struggle with depression, burnout, disappointment, and sin. And yet, God continues to call ordinary men to the most extraordinary position as shepherd of God’s people.…

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Love as a Fruit of the Spirit

There is nothing quite like sermon prep to really push you deep into a passage of Scripture. Like most Christians I’ve known and memorized and quoted and written Jesus words in John 13 to the disciples (and to us): A new commandment I give you, that you love one another as I have loved you.…

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Friday Five Interview: Dillon Burroughs

Dillon Burroughs is one of my very good friends. He is the author of way more books than you can count, including his latest [amazon ASIN=”0736921214″]What Can Be Found in Lost[/amazon]? He is on staff at the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, working with renowned apologist John Ankerberg on many important books addressing current issues from a Christian…

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The Friday Five

Every Friday, a leading pastor, author, or ministry leader stops here and answers five questions. Here are some we’ve featured and some we’ve got coming up: Dillon Burroughs – May 14th Cecil Murphey – May 21st Kathi Macias – May 28th Jerry Jenkins – June 4th Andrea Mullins – June 11th Charles Stone – June…

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Crosswalk Column: Growing Up is a Good Thing

Below is my latest Crosswalk Column: Growing Up is a Good Thing As a father of three young kids, I’m never at a loss for laughs. Every single day, one of my kids does or says something so funny that Angela and I burst out in laughter. My son, Daniel, is a year-and-a-half old and…

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Reflections on the National Day of Prayer 2010

Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer in America. Many local and national events will take place around the country to commemorate this time of public prayer. It’s heartening to know that even in 2010, with secularism on the rise that America stops to pray. I’m also grateful that our President is defending the National…

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