August 2011

Was Rick Perry’s Call to Prayer Genuine or Merely a Show?

There are questions from every side about Rick Perry’s decision to spearhead a call to prayer that resulted in 35,000 people gathering to pray for the nation at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. As a Christian, the primary question that crops up is this: Was Rick Perry’s call to prayer genuine, or was he merely starting the momentum for a Presidential campaign? Obviously, we will never know the answer to that question. Only God knows Governor Perry’s heart on the matter. It could be that the prayer event and Perry’s announcement to run for President could be a fortunate chronological […]

The New Old Model of Evangelism

Bringing a friend to church as a means of evangelism is dead. It may work in something like 10% of cases. In other words, not often enough to rely upon old wineskins. The most impactful evangelism is America is happening when signs and wonders accompany expressions of love. People want to love God. The real God. They DON’T want to submit to a God of rules and pressures and guilt and uneventful circumstances. People are drawn to LIFE. Life that oozes the presence and power of God. The new old evangelism is everyday people like you and me pulling someone […]

Settle It Tonight: You WILL Enter Your Prophetic Destiny

I’m here to tell you that it’s going to happen. I don’t care what you’ve feared. I don’t care what you’ve wondered. It’s going to happen. It’s not unconditional, however. You must make the choice. Far too often, we’ve heard a prophetic word declared over our lives and just assumed that “now it’s up to God.” We’ve languished in mental prisons far too long and with no good excuse.