A Book Review of “Shift”

2018-05-29T21:06:03-06:00Blog, Book Review|

Haynes, Brian. 2009. Shift: What it Takes To Finally Reach Families Today. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2009 There is a massive void in the church today. People are looking for clarity on how to raise children who love God, and the Church is failing to fill the gap and stand with parents in the duty [...]

Is It Safe to Travel to Israel?

2018-04-13T12:56:49-06:00Blog, Israel|

Listen to an interview I did with Shalom Almog in Israel, the owner of Coral Tours: I’ve been to Israel many times and never felt unsafe. The times I spent in downtown Chicago were far more frightening to me than any of my night walks in Israel. But let’s be honest, Israel has [...]

A Book Review of “From Eden to The New Jerusalem”

2018-04-10T22:46:19-06:00Blog, Book Review|

Alexander, T. Desmond,From Eden to the New Jerusalem, United States, Kregel Academic & Professional, October 13, 2009 In 2005, during my studies at the Moody Bible Institute, I was deeply moved by the scholarship and storyline of biblical theology. After understanding the differences between systematic theology and biblical theology, and respecting the rightful place and [...]

Is it a Sin to be Hangry?


You've probably seen the Snickers commercials about a person who turns into something crazy just because they haven't eaten. Yet of course, upon the magical bite of a Snickers Bar®, life is suddenly better. I think Hershey had it right with this ad. When I don't eat, it is best if everyone just backs away. Today was [...]

Does Your Worship Mean Anything to God? [sermon]

2018-03-07T14:02:13-06:00Blog, Sermons|

Although people were created to enjoy intimacy with God, we continually chose to value other goals, pursuits, and possessions as more beautiful and worthwhile than knowing God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we must battle a persistent root of self-centeredness is always drawing us toward self-aggrandizement over worship of God. We must worship [...]

Let’s Talk… Mark Elfstrand Interviews Josh About the Florida School Shooting


It is always a pleasure to visit with my friends at AM 1160 in Chicago on  Let's Talk with Mark Elfstrand.  The following is the transcript of the interview done on February 20, 2018 where we discuss the recent school shooting in Florida.  Note: the content has been edited slightly for readability.     Mark Elfstrand: Well, [...]

Remembering Reverend Billy Graham


Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God. ~Billy Graham I can remember sitting in the far back bleachers of [...]

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