2024 National RENEW.org Gathering

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS I am the lead guy at both discipleship.org and renew.org. Both organizations champion Jesus-style disciple making. Discipleship.org focuses on Jesus’ disciple making method. Renew.org focuses on Jesus’ teachings and method. Discipleship.org is broader, for a larger Evangelical audience. I am committed to it because I am called to champion Jesus-style disciple […]

Who Was Sarah in the Bible?

Who was Sarah in the Bible? God continually looks for those people who will be faithful to participate in His plan to bring salvation to the world. Enter Abraham and Sarah. God called Abram and his wife Sarai to leave their home and go on a journey of faith that would change the world. God’s […]

The Woman Caught in Adultery: Villain or Victim?

The classic story of the three little pigs was always so clear to me. The wolf was the bad guy, as the aggressor, and the pigs were the good guys, the victims. Then in 1996 came a bombshell: a tell-all book called “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”—written by the wolf. In the […]

What Prayer & Fasting Does for Us . . . and Beyond

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18, NIV) Who doesn’t want to be […]

If I Could Go Back to the Beginning: 10 Lessons Learned from Church Planting

If I could go back to the beginning of our church plant journey—spring of 2014 when Matt and I first publicly committed to answer God’s call to plant a church—knowing what I know now, here are the ten things I would tell myself: #1 – Every other pastor’s wife and Christian woman is on a […]

Review of ‘God & Country’ Documentary

It stunk to be an Ephraimite in the days of Jephthah the Judge. In the biblical book of Judges, we read about how one tribe, the Ephraimites, insulted the Gileadites, who in turn fought against the Ephraimites and captured the entrances back into their territory. One thing to keep in mind about the Ephraimites was […]

Why Isn’t My Church Growing?

When pastors hear about our work in India and that we saw over 56,000 people come to Jesus just last year, they always ask the same question: “Why isn’t my church growing?” I love that question because it reveals a heart for the lost. How do I answer? Well, if you’ll permit me, I’ll tell […]

Was Peter the First Pope?

Was Peter the first Pope? In the following excerpt from Tony Dupree’s eBook Differences Between Protestant and Catholic: My Search for the Biblical Path, Tony explores the Catholic belief that Peter was the first Roman pope in light of what the New Testament teaches.  I believed that the Pope was the head of the Church […]