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Why do Good People fall for Bad Teaching?

January 19, 2021 // 7 Comments

We live in an age of conspiracy theories and fake news. We all know rational, reasonable people who seem to be duped by the dumbest ideas, even in the church. How does this happen? In truth, this is nothing new. It happened before in one of the Revelation churches. In Thyatira, a group of believers fell for the [...]

Do you have a Biblical View of Women?

January 13, 2021 // 15 Comments

In the church, you will encounter two views about women. There is the traditional view (women should be meek, stay-at-home-mothers) and the so-called progressive view (women can do anything men can do). Which view is Biblical? I suspect most people would say the traditional view. Many churchgoers believe that the [...]

Who is Alive but Dead?

January 6, 2021 // 14 Comments

If you want Christians to work harder, there are two scriptures you can trot out to boost productivity. The first is the one about being lukewarm; the second is this one from the letter to Sardis: I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. (Rev. 3:1) This passage is usually [...]

The Three Nights of Christmas

December 18, 2020 // 28 Comments

It’s that time of the year where we gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas and to tie a bow on the year that was. 2020 has been an interesting year, as the Chinese would say, and few will be sad to see it end. But even though this was a challenging year, 2020 was not without its highlights: Many [...]

The Silent Queen – out today!

December 9, 2020 // 6 Comments

My new book, The Silent Queen: Why the Church Needs Women to Find their Voice, comes out today! In The Silent Queen, I reveal God’s original plan for men and women to rule and reign in partnership. I show how God’s partnership plan runs like a golden thread throughout the tapestry of scripture, and I address [...]

Why the Woman of Proverbs 31 may not be your Ideal Wife

December 3, 2020 // 25 Comments

Many men and women have a mental list describing their ideal partner. “She’s got to be a good cook, enjoy watching sports, and not be a nag.” “He’s got to have a steady job, a nice car, and a mother who lives far away.” Some even invoke a Biblical basis for this sort of wish list. “Proverbs says, [...]

Giving Tuesday Giveaway

December 1, 2020 // 26 Comments

You Americans. One minute, you’re tearing yourselves apart over politics. The next, you’re joining hands in a national day of thanksgiving. You’re an enigma wrapped in a rootin-tootin’ riddle. When you shine, the world is dazzled. And one area where Americans truly shine is in their generosity. No other [...]

Why the Church is Wrong about Women

November 24, 2020 // 25 Comments

How would you rate the most influential people in history? This question is behind an ongoing study run by MIT’s Media Lab. A while back the folks at MIT reported that the most influential person in history was the Greek philosopher Aristotle. In second place was Plato, third was Jesus, and fourth was [...]

50 Phrases to Say to our Kids

November 19, 2020 // 8 Comments

One of the most important things you can do is speak words of life to a child. This is true whether you are a parent, a grandparent, a caregiver, a teacher, a babysitter, a coach, a family friend, a healthcare worker, or a pastor. Children hear a lot of rubbish, so it’s important that we fill their hearts [...]

Jesus Listened to Women; Why don’t we?

November 13, 2020 // 19 Comments

This one is going out to all those who’ve told me they would never listen to a woman or follow a woman because it’s unbiblical, unseemly, or because women’s voices are too high-pitched. Take a breath, folks. Look at what Jesus did. Go and do likewise… When Jesus walked the earth, gender [...]

What is the Purpose of the Law?

November 3, 2020 // 57 Comments

Watchman Nee tells a wonderful story about a clumsy servant. As long as the servant sits still and does nothing, his clumsiness is not apparent. But the moment you ask him to serve, trouble begins. He knocks over furniture, drops plates, and makes a frightful mess. In Nee’s parable, we are the clumsy servant [...]

Last chance to get your name in Paul’s book

October 29, 2020 // 2 Comments

Next week. That’s when you could be reading a copy of my new book, The Silent Queen. But that can only happen if you are signed up as a patron by the end of this week. What others are saying about The Silent Queen: “I loved this book, and I learned heaps from it. I know you will too! You might even get set [...]