This book is a prime example of today’s anemic Christianity trying to walk in every way except by the Word of God. Hybels gives a detailed history of his own ministry and how (he believes) God talked to him through “whispers” all along the way. This is not just the usual “I believe God was saying” statement that many have used, but that he heard “syllable by syllable” (p. 158). Hybels led his church to have women ministers because God whispered to him that he should do it (p. 151). He also speaks highly of God whispering through mother Teresa and Oprah and claims that even Jesus needed whispers from God. He says God whispered to him that all children on earth were His “kids” (p. 225). Rated GG (“Good Grief”).
We Who Are SlavesMarch 31, 2018
Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this […]
Biblical LeadershipFebruary 28, 2017
Not the number of one’s servants, but the number whom one serves, is the heavenly criterion of greatness and the real preparation for leadership. Oswald Sanders What is Biblical leadership? Everyone seems to know these days and yet no one seems to know. All of us who […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]