Immigration & a unique opportunity for the church

I am in the process of finishing a book that will (hopefully) be released next year. I am writing and editing the book along with my good friend Dr. Keith Whitfield. The book is entitled, "Islam and North America." It's a book that is written by a host of authors, a significant number of which…Read more Immigration & a unique opportunity for the church

Christians & a Donald Trump Presidency

Donald Trump is the next president of the United States. While voter turnout was lower than it has been since 2000 election, it appears that white Evangelical voters were among the strongest constituencies to propel Trump to victory. In other words, my people, the group I associate with, helped place Trump in office. I woke…Read more Christians & a Donald Trump Presidency

An exciting change for the Fries family

Earlier tonight the Pastor Search Team from Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN shared with their church that they have invited me to preach in view of a call as their next Senior Pastor

This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser.

. If you are surprised by this transition in our life, you wouldn't be alone. We have been surprised and…Read more An exciting change for the Fries family

Let’s help Syrian (and other) refugees.

The debate is swirling concerning the Syrian refugee status, and whether they should be welcomed into the US. While that's an important conversation, and one that needs to be had, let's set it aside for a moment. Regardless of conviction, everyone I know who claims Christ agrees that we should express love and compassion to…Read more Let’s help Syrian (and other) refugees.

When Gnostics go to church

This was originally posted at Gospel Centered Discipleship. Gnosticism was at the heart of much of the New Testament writers’ objections. At its root, Gnosticism argued that the material world was bad, and the spiritual world, or realm, was good. The majority of Gnostics, then, practiced a mix of asceticism and even philanthropy as they…Read more When Gnostics go to church