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Luke 14-15 Calling the prodigal son to cross-bearing discipleship

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.  Whoever does not bear his own cross … Continue reading

Book Review: Crazy Love (Francis Chan)

I really like Francis Chan. I first heard him speak at an event for 3000 young people. His sincere love for Jesus and for Jesus’ sheep came across in every sermon. Francis’ blog posts have also been encouraging and challenging to me, and I am thrilled that he has recently released Erasing Hell which I hope to review someday soon on this blog.

Crazy Love is written to Christians, but it is a book meant to challenge Christians just as Paul did the Corinthians: …examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). Francis writes in the tradition of A.W. Tozer (quotes him a lot), and like Tozer, he speaks prophetically to the church. Continue reading