Andrae Crouch: My Own Tribute


I thank God for the mountains, I thank Him for the valleys And I thank Him for the storms He’s brought me through ‘Cause if I’d never had a problem I’d never know that God could solve them I’d never know what faith in His word can do. -"Through It All"  by Andrae crouch I’d say he built all of us up, some a little, some, like me, an awful lot. Music permeates, after all, so when musicians birth great songs, they settle into our lives and literally become part of us. That’s why you can still remember tunes that got you through a rough Continue Reading

Releasing Your Wounder


We’ve all got them – wounds, past injuries of the soul that still show themselves, either in the way we relate, or the pain we feel. I've learned a lot by examining my own, and those of the people I've been blessed to work with over the years. Continue Reading

Jesus and Same-Sex Marriage


Recent well-publicized developments are causing many Christians to re-examine their position on homosexuality. A newly-formed group called Evangelicals for Marriage Equality is dedicated to creating dialogues within Bible believing churches on why we should support same sex marriage. Well known Christian artist Vicky Beeching recently “came out” as a Christin lesbian, joining similarly influential gospel artists who’ve come out as homosexual, including Ray Boltz, Jennifer Knapp and Clay Aiken. Popular author and speaker Rob Bell has announced Continue Reading

Gungor and the Fallible Jesus


“And even if He (Jesus) was wrong, even if He did believe that Noah was a historical person, or Adam was a historical person, and ended up being wrong, I don’t understand how that would deny the divinity of Christ,” “The point is it wouldn’t freak me out if He was wrong about it, in His human side.” “Even if Jesus knew that Noah and Adam were mythical, but knew He was talking to people who thought they were real, that’s another possibility.” -recent comments by Christian singer/songwriter Michael Gungor Maybe this hits you hard; maybe Continue Reading

Assessing Matthew Vines “God and the Gay Christian” Part II: Homosexuality and Leviticus


God and the Gay Christian, Matthew Vine's new and well publicized book, argues that we should reconsider what the Bible says about homosexuality. His premise is that scripture is inspired and authoritative, but that it does not condemn homosexuality, and that the reason we think it does is because the Bible has been misinterpreted or misunderstood for centuries. Such a sweeping charge - that Christians have essentially gotten it wrong for hundreds of years - needs a pretty convincing argument to back it. Whether or not Vines has provided Continue Reading

Dinner and a Porn Flick

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Some things seem so self-evident, it feels stupid pointing them out. Continue Reading

Judgment Days


“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.” -Matthew 7:2      I remember hearing Pastor Chuck Smith, years ago, admit (from the pulpit no less!) “You should be glad I wasn’t God yesterday, ‘cause if I was, I’d have sent everyone to hell!” How I loved it - a great and godly man admitted he had lousy days when he could barely tolerate people. And while that doesn’t give me permission to wish hell on folks, it comforts me to know I’m not alone when I do. People are, among a myriad of other things, irritating. Not always, but at Continue Reading

Joe Dallas to discuss Phil Robertson controversy on “Bible Answer Man” radio show today.


I’ll be talking with Hank Hanegraaff of Christian Research Institute today about Phil Robertson’s comments on homosexuality, his suspension from Duck Dynasty, and all the controversy that’s come as a result. I’ll be on from 3-4 Pacific Standard Time. You can find a station airing the show here or you can listen tomorrow to the archived broadcast by clicking here. I’d sure appreciate your prayers for wisdom and clarity as we address this tough issue. Thanks. Continue Reading

Bless the Jerk

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There’s no way to navigate a life without getting bumped, bruised or outright wounded by people. No one’s exempt, and generally, the closer we are to people the more capacity they have to wound us. There’s the challenge of intimacy: I want to be known and loved; I don’t want to be injured. And good trying to get the one without the other.  Where there’s closeness, there’ll be, among other things, wounds. Continue Reading

Strange Ire: John MacArthur, Charismatics, and Controversy

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I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often about petty matters.                                                                                                                                           - Anne Frank, “The Diary of a Young Girl” Sometimes it’s best to just look away when people are behaving badly. Spectators at a brawl can, by their presence, encourage and even ramp it up. We all remember what happened in school when someone yelled “Fight!” Everyone came a’ runnin’ because everyone, it seems, is entertained Continue Reading