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The Green Martyrs of Ireland at the Ends of the Earth

Never heard of the once-renowned “Green Martyrs” of Ireland? Neither had I, until I studied Thomas Cahill’s excellent book, How the Irish Saved Civilization. In it, he shares how Ireland was unique in religious history for being the only land into which Christianity was introduced without persecution: there was no shedding of blood. There were […]

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Go To The Toilet: NOW!

In my new book, Love Speaks, I teach on 2 of the most common ways that you can hear the voice of God: the “inner witness” and the “inner voice” of the Spirit. For this month’s blog post, I am re-printing one of my more dramatic personal stories to help illustrate the combination of both […]

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Holy Coincidence, Batman!

Have you ever bumped into somebody you know in a kind of “chance encounter,” enjoyed amazing fellowship with them, and wondered, “Was this God’s guiding hand?” If so, you’ve enjoyed Way #13 (out of 21 possible “ways”) that LOVE SPEAKS: a “Holy Coincidence, Batman!” A simple definition: “The idea that your Heavenly Father has gone […]

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Prepare for Providence!

In this New Year of 2017, it is a healthy exercise to pause every so often and ponder the Providence of the Father. He really does love you personally. He really does speak, every week, to help you learn what His best plans are for you. He really does reach out from the eternal realm, […]

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How Do We Spell, “GOD”?

For a Christian only, we don’t spell GOD, G-O-D. Instead, we spell Him like this: Father-Son-Holy Spirit. This is called by many, the Trinity or Triune God. This revelation, and the relationship and intimate voice that follows, is only accessible to a Christian. Many millions of people outside of true faith in Christ are praying […]

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Love Speaks: How Do We Spell, “LOVE?”

Adapted from the Introduction & Section 4 of Love Speaks: 21 Ways to Recognize God’s Multi-Faceted Voice by Carl Wesley Anderson, part one.*** I would like to begin by defining the term, “LOVE” from my new book title, Love Speaks: 21 Ways to Recognize God’s Multi-Faceted Voice. We understand from Scripture that GOD IS LOVE. That’s […]

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The Media Missionary

Source: The Media Missionary The Friend Request It was a dark and windy Halloween. But the church was bright and bustling with activity. It was our annual Harvest Festival, and I was in charge, which is not uncommon. I was going to and fro making sure all the details were being executed efficiently. Kids carnival […]

God Has No Grandchildren

God Has No Grandchildren

My new book is filled with 21 unique ways that God is reaching out in an ongoing dialogue with you and I. The foundation of understanding this idea is wrapped up in His love for us as our Father-God. Nobody I know has had a “perfect” earthly father or grandfather. So when it comes to […]

Speak Out, Live Out, Reach Out!

One of my mentors in spiritual growth a few years ago was by one of the U.K.’s most influential evangelists: J.John of the Philo Trust. The following devotional is a summary, (along with some scriptures & my thoughts), of a conversation I had with J.John about the 3 most basic mandates for every follower of […]

Will the REAL ST. PATRICK Please Stand Up?

The river that flows through Chicago, U.S.A. is about to become green once again. The annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day brings flowing toasts of green beer throughout America, and strange rituals like this one. The Irish descendants of Chicago might go a little too far in their celebration of Irish Heritage, but it still […]