Can a Genuine Christian Lose our Salvation?

Is it possible for a genuine Christian…  to lose our salvation? I’m not asking if those who went forward in a service. Nor if a person prayed a prayer or went to church for years can lose our salvation. I’m asking about the person who knows Jesus personally and follows Him with our lives. If … Read more

Did the Father Abandon His Son on the Cross? Absolutely NOT!

Did the Father abandon His Son on the cross? Absolutely NOT! Although this has been a troublesome passage over the years…at least for some, including me! After looking at Matthew 27:46, the great Reformer Martin Luther was heard to mutter: “God forsaking God! Who can understand it?” How do we resolve difficult Bible questions in … Read more

A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Twelve as Primal Groups

Let’s take a fresh look at Jesus’ Twelve as Primal Groups. I was watching Monday Night Football with Travis Twyman, pastor at the Inland Vineyard, and his family in the Fall of 2015. Travis is a bright thinker who thinks from Scripture. In a few sentences, he mentioned how he was stirred to think about … Read more

Radical Mutuality, Linking Truth to Life through 1 John

Radical Mutuality! When I read a book, I like to know why the author has written. John carefully gives us at least two reasons. First, that God’s people experience ecstatic joy as we respond by faith to the invitation of God the Father and Son to share life in relational koinonia both with God and … Read more