Category Archive for: ‘Book Excerpts’

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    Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims (Or Anyone Else). Tip #3: Be A-Religious

    After a talk I gave at Harvard one day, a Jewish grad student came to meet with me.  She walked in loaded and ready for a fight.  The first comment from her lips was, “I want you to know that I’m Jewish, and I don’t …

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    Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims (Or Anyone Else). Tip #2: No Agenda

    I know, we all have an agenda.  Jesus had one.  His was multifaceted.  To serve.  To teach twelve. To live in a way we could see the Father.  To love.  To die.  And it seems the people he met never felt “used” by him.  He …

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    Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims (or Anyone Else). Tip #1: Have Fun

    It always amazes me how often those of us from Christian backgrounds (especially the more conservative types) don’t know how to party. In fact, that very word makes some nervous. Part of our excuse is that we’re dealing with a life-and-death topic…our relationship to God. …

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    What Have We Handcuffed to Jesus?

    I like all my books.  Really I do.  Periodically, someone will ask me what book that I’ve written is my favorite.  And, it is kind of like asking which of my kids is my favorite.  After all, each was birthed through a fairly intense labor process …

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    Jesus and Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophets

    Charles Spurgeon, speaking to a young pastor, once said: “Don’t you know, young man, that from every town, and every village, and every little hamlet in England, wherever it may be, there is a road to London? And so from every text in Scripture there …

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  • “You Get the Blessing” Radio Program Interview

    Click here to listen to my recent interview discussing Speaking of Jesus on the You Get the Blessing radio program with Bob Beltz and Bo Mitchell. (Sunday, July 10, 2011)

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  • An Excerpt of Tea

    Hi guys. Here’s a random quick peak from Tea with Hezbollah that comes out next month:

    Ten minutes later we were back on the road, driving in silence. As much is communicated by what isn’t said, as by what is. Late into the night we would discuss both. But here our purpose is simply to report what was said and what wasn’t, not to offer any opinions or conclusions from the words of the powerful ideologues we interviewed.

    “So, tomorrow the Hezbollah?” I asked after a long silence.

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  • Welcome to the Jungle

    I attended college in Colorado Springs, married the love of my life, and began to get involved with a Vineyard church in Denver. My heart beat with the same passion that infects so many today. I wanted to change history. I wanted to be there at the moment when people were conceived in Christ. I didn’t fully understand what ministry was, but I dove in.

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  • A Clear Target

    From time to time, I’d like to throw in something I’ve already written from either “Muslims, Christians and Jesus” or from the upcoming “Tea with Hezbollah.” I’m now working in a new book called “Speaking of Jesus” and the following blog is from that…

    For every five people who would stop to talk to me about being a Christian as a life-changing, positive thing, there was one who would step up to the plate and tell me with vivid clarity that they thought Christianity was a crock and that Christians were a bunch of hypocrites.

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