The Church, Politics, and Trust

The idea that God rejects, abandons, or turns away is the most accepted heresy on the planet.

ERIC JOHNSON / In The Image of God

Eric Johnson, the pastor of Bethel Church in Redding CA, shares generously, humbly, and with great insight on the goodness of God, navigating culture, Jesus and American politics, spiritual maturity, emotional health, and what it means to be alive.

I Don’t Know… But God Is Good

I don’t know but God is good. That phrase has been one of our family and ministry mottoes for years. It’s a faith statement that has served us well.

The first half of that statement is extremely powerful only because we believe the second half with absolute conviction. We have made it our position on everything.

DANNY SILK / UNPUNISHABLE

Parenting, leadership, freedom through self-control, spiritual maturity, emotional health, the nature of our Father, and heaven and hell, Danny’s thoughts and gracious communication are empowering and transformative. It was an honor to discuss the unpunishing nature of God with Danny!

Why Can’t I Experience God’s Love?

“How do I experience God’s love?”
Because I write and speak on the always good love of our heavenly Father, that is a question I am asked often.

Why Can’t I Trust God’s Love?

If our theology is grounded in the idea that our good God is in control, then why does He allow evil, suffering and bad things?

What’s He Like

If a person believes punishment is in God’s nature, that God pulls triggers after we die, that hell is His final act of eternal separation, then simply asking the question “Can we be saved when we die?” is sacrilege and attempting to answer, sheer heretical lunacy…

If God Is Good…

If I type into Google’s search bar, “If God is good…” Google will finish my search with the following suggestions: …Why is there suffering? …why do bad things happen? …why is there evil?

Recent Articles

Donald Trump, Politics, and the Church

I have witnessed the church, my brothers and sisters on both sides of an American aisle that doesn’t exist in heaven, go to war with one another on behalf of their devotion ‘for or against’ a politician.

The Hard Stuff in Scripture

Recently a friend sent a text suggesting that I do a podcast highlighting the ‘hard stuff’ in Scripture.
I responded back, “What hard stuff?”

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Remember how they were joined by a host of raging superhero death angels shouting “Glory in the highest,” and “On earth, as it is in heaven!” while they committed acts of retributive justice that would make Quinton Tarantino blush.

The Bride and the Ecclesia

Membership in a church does not automatically make me part of the Bride of Christ.

Fixing the Church Scale Problem

No matter how we package the metrics, the current model of the Church in the West is incapable of scaling Kingdom growth at a rate that can keep up with it…

Father Abraham, Tacos, and God’s Goodness

If Facebook existed during Abraham’s day, I imagine he would have been angry at my thoughts about God’s goodness.

Sovereign Love / six-part teaching series

While many of us believe the sovereignty of God has something to do with control, Jesus revealed the true definition of the sovereignty of God in the power and authority of sacrificial Love…

Conquering the “I am not” Lie

The incarnation is the basis for healthy thinking. Therefore, the idea that I am not the expression of His image and likeness can no longer attach itself to my thoughts.

The Church, Politics, and Trust

The idea that God rejects, abandons, or turns away is the most accepted heresy on the planet.

I Was Born to Do This

Then we walked down the streets of JT Williams, a struggling community, to pick up twenty or so sweet kids. We took them to their local school parking lot, gave them a snack, told a Bible story, played games, and worked on a craft together. I loved it.

I Was Born to Do This

I Was Born to Do This

Then we walked down the streets of JT Williams, a struggling community, to pick up twenty or so sweet kids. We took them to their local school parking lot, gave them a snack, told a Bible story, played games, and worked on a craft together. I loved it.

Developing A Strong Team

Developing A Strong Team

The danger of performance-based teams is that often consequences end up being the motivating factor to do better. A learning team culture celebrates loss and wins with the same amount of passion.

Faith

confidence or trust:
The Hard Stuff in Scripture

The Hard Stuff in Scripture

Recently a friend sent a text suggesting that I do a podcast highlighting the ‘hard stuff’ in Scripture.
I responded back, “What hard stuff?”

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Remember how they were joined by a host of raging superhero death angels shouting “Glory in the highest,” and “On earth, as it is in heaven!” while they committed acts of retributive justice that would make Quinton Tarantino blush.

Rethinking God with Tacos Podcast

with Derek Turner & Jason Clark
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THOMAS JAY OORD / GOD CAN’T

THOMAS JAY OORD / GOD CAN’T

“Given that we start with God’s power…we end up giving God the kind of capabilities that make God culpable; in other words, morally responsible for not only causing but allowing bad things…I think there are good biblical reasons to object to that standard view of Gods power.” Thomas Jay Oord

RANDALL WORLEY / Questioning My Answers

RANDALL WORLEY / Questioning My Answers

Randall Worley talks about having a “beginner’s mind,” faith while embracing mystery, pioneering and the nature of heresy, the limits of language, approaching scripture through love, and the importance of remaining curious while understanding that God is not insecure or defensive when we raise hard questions.

Life

being manifested by growth:
Donald Trump, Politics, and the Church

Donald Trump, Politics, and the Church

I have witnessed the church, my brothers and sisters on both sides of an American aisle that doesn’t exist in heaven, go to war with one another on behalf of their devotion ‘for or against’ a politician.

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Swords, Spears, Guns, and Lasers

Remember how they were joined by a host of raging superhero death angels shouting “Glory in the highest,” and “On earth, as it is in heaven!” while they committed acts of retributive justice that would make Quinton Tarantino blush.

Sovereign Love

God Is (Not) In Control / Six-Part Teaching Series FREE
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Those struggling for identity will appreciate “Prone to Love” as a key to unlock and accept their true hidden self.  Enjoy!”

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Chancellor & Chairman of Elim Bible Institute and College

Art

what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance:
Our Little Corner

Our Little Corner

Vibey, hopeful, and stirring, Our Little Corner EP is six cover songs recorded by Ethan Wilde Clark, and produced and performed by Ethan and Madeleine True Clark under the name Wilde Assembly.

JOHN MARK MCMILLAN / A WORSHIP RECORD FOR ATHEISTS

JOHN MARK MCMILLAN / A WORSHIP RECORD FOR ATHEISTS

“I am building bridges between my friends who are atheists, my friends who are fundamentalists, my friends who consider themselves progressive or any end of the spectrum. Because gratitude is the one place we all come together.” John Mark McMillan

Lloyd's Corner

The Life I Dreamed Of...
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FEATURING MONTHLY MESSAGE PODCASTS BY JASON CLARK AND FRIENDS
A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

A RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE SON IS ALWAYS DESPERATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

Jason gives one of his foundational messages on living in an awareness of our Father’s measureless love. This message highlights one of the greatest shifts in Jason’s life and faith when He repented from the dysfunction of living desperate for His Father’s affection, love, blessing, promises, and so on.   

REPENT, THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU!

REPENT, THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU!

Repenting is a 2 min, 4 min, 24 min, 24 hours, 240 days and on and on revelation and agreement of our Father’s perspective in which we lay our burdens down, we exchange brokenness for righteousness, poverty for hope, peace, and joy; and sin for wholeness.

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