Stunned, I sat listening to an African American brother in Christ explain that last weekend, near the area in Chicago where he grew up, 104 Blacks were shot—almost exclusively by other Blacks—and 14 died. As our conversation concluded, his remarks piqued my interest: “Where is Black Lives Matter now? Why are there no protests over…Read More
Where are we as a nation when a pagan is giving greater voice to truth than our Christian leaders? And how is it that she managed to stand more firm in her beliefs when she came under fire for her boldness than what I often witness in the Christian community? Perhaps it is time we…Read More
From the early 1960’s until now, American culture has undergone a transformation that has left it almost unrecognizable. This shift is not only apparent to all who take the time to observe it, but it also has significant implications for the future. There are four particular cultural changes that should concern every Christian familiar with…
Making America Great Again
For Christians to sit as spectators in the stands while rooting for President Trump to Make America Great Again is foolishness. Government and legislation are important but can only take a nation so far. How then can the church be used of God to make America great again?
Whatever Happened to Holiness?
It’s a rare conversation when Christians discuss how to live a holy life. Indeed, conversations often lean toward embracing a form of grace that does not appear in the Bible and results in people feeling less convicted about sinful habits and repeated failures to follow God….
The Dangers of Normalcy Bias
I’m outside enjoying the unusually green July grass, birds singing, lush forest, and I’m not in a hurry to do anything while I sip a cup of coffee. It seems almost impossible that something could disturb this peaceful atmosphere. And yes, I want it to last as long as possible. Even so, as I…
Is FOA Politically Motivated?
At Forerunners of America, we are focused on warning people about three things: 1) The consequences of ignoring our national purpose of drawing people back to God (Acts 17:26–27) 2) The consequences of God’s people remaining silent on moral issues in our country 3) The consequences of our nation’s rebellion against God’s moral standards…
Are You Sleeping?
There are few things more tragic than a sleeping church in a time of great need. In Luke 9:32, as Jesus prayed on the mountain, His appearance was radically transfigured. Yet, Peter, James and John almost missed it, simply because they were “overcome with sleep”….
Have Churches Evolved into Entertainment Centers?
Wilhem Ten Boom, a Dutch pastor in the 1930’s, tried to awaken his listeners to a biblical understanding of Europe’s instability and the rise of a new dictator, Adolph Hitler. Rather than responding to his messages with faith-filled action, one church after another decided…
My overarching takeaway from our recent Forerunners conference is the necessity for me (and each of God’s people) to become fully engaged in God’s now purposes. Simply put, a business-as-usual mindset will not win the day nor adequately prepare us for the future. As a backdrop to this takeaway, I am reminded that Jesus…
A Stunning Thing Just Happened! Will We Sustain It?
Before describing the stunning movement of prayer that God orchestrated last week from coast to coast, let me briefly provide some context. For almost 100 years, concluding around 1915, there was serious national engagement in prayer for college students. Many believers, the vast majority of whom had never attended college themselves, paused on the…