I am so thankful I have discovered your site and books.
Your blog on the cleansing of the Temple was EPIC in my life!
Were you watching my life when you wrote the New Testament Prophet?
I can’t express to you how much you have helped free me.
The Church Refugee sanity video you posted last week gave us some sanity. Thank you so so much.
I have been working through your book on worship. It is truth that I have been coming into in my own understanding over the past few years. Your book brings it altogether in depths I had not yet seen.
I can’t express to you how much you have helped free me. Thank you
How I wish I would’ve come across a read like this/been exhorted as much when I was a few years more youthful…..my soul may have been spared a great deal of malarkey.
My wife has been freed. She now understands her emotional upheavals and helped her to see herself as ‘normal.’
I feel like I’ve been spinning my wheels for years and now like a babe relearning everything fresh n new.
The CRSG series helped me fit the pieces of my own experience in order and answered so many questions as to why so few people make the move to freedom in Christ.
How I wish I would’ve come across a read like this/been exhorted as much when I was a few years younger. My soul may have been spared a great deal of malarkey.
Your articles are an answer to prayer.
I feel so blessed to have found you. I feel like I’ve been spinning my wheels for years and now like a babe relearning everything fresh and new.
You are the most practical spiritual person I have known.
You are a breath of fresh air!
Your teaching on praise and worship has given articulation to what I have been thinking for ten years!
How New is the New Covenant’? I just finished reading it last night. It was so challenging, thought provoking and inspiring.
You are a breath of fresh air
I have to thank you for your blog and books. Your website has helped me greatly over the past 2 years. I feel like the past few years I am having to deprogram myself and relearn a lot
Your book, The Silent Killers of Faith, rescued my life seven years ago.
The New Testament Prophet – For the first time in my life, I don’t feel like I am crazy.
The New Testament Prophet – This material has transformed my marriage.
The New Testament Prophet – I feel like I have been put in touch with my Creator for the first time.
You have put on paper what I have always thought in my heart. Thank you.
The New Testament Prophet – I was moved to tears by the heartbeat of God for his people that resounds on page after page.
The New Testament Prophet – My paradigm of what the prophetic is has been turned upside down and reoriented.
Understanding the Prophetic Mind, Temperament, and Calling is a life changing seminar!
Wow, I have been set free!
I enjoy the way you put Truth into words! Your postings enrich life.
Your book on healing has touched me in such a deep way.
Your book on authority should be mandatory for every believer!
I wish your book on authority was in the hands of every believer!
Your book on legalism is such a liberating read!
Thank-you for putting into words what the Spirit has been whispering in my heart.
You say things I have always felt, but never had the courage to speak them out.
I can’t tell you how much your posts have blessed me and challenged me.
I think each church leader needs to read these books, I may buy one for our leaders
I wish I would have seen all of that when I was younger. It would have saved me years of heartache.
I cannot thank you enough for your ministry through these books they are so enlightening.
I read Silent Killers Of Faith and it has changed my pastoral life from legalism to New Covenant preaching.
I can’t seem to put your books down.
I gotta tell you that you are the most straight shooting guy I have ever met.
This little book about Matthew 18 is a great little treasure. I think that that 5 dollar book could save people a ton of hurt
Silent Killers of Faith — Oh my! What an eye opener to me and family!
Your book on praise and worship woke me up to the new covenant reality.
You have an amazing ability to put into words the very things people agonize over.
I can’t tell you how much your blog posts have meant to me.
Your materials are a healing balm in the Church.
I have never read such a well balanced treatment on the subject of the ”apostolic” and authority.
Your book on apostolic ministry has been a tremendous help.
Thank you for all the people you are helping and all the help you have been to us.
I’m blown away by your book.
Your book on praise and worship was one of the most influential books of my life.
Your book on the misuse of apostolic authority-what an eye opener!
I think your seminar on understanding the prophetic persona should be mandatory for every believer!
RUN – DON’T WALK, to the first opportunity you have to attend the Understanding the Prophetic Mind seminar.
For the first time in my life I don’t feel like there is something wrong with me. Your seminar on understanding the prophetic mind has changed my life.
Your prophetic seminar has helped me understand myself and others like I never have before.
Thanks to your prophetic mind seminar, I now understand why people respond to me the way they do.
Anyone who thinks he or she might be prophetic, or works or lives with someone who is, should attend this seminar.
As a result of being at your seminar on the prophetic mind, I feel like I have been put in touch with my creator for the first time.
Thanks to your prophetic seminar I am now free to be an authentic blessing to others, instead of always feeling like there is something wrong with me, because I can never seem to ”fit in.”
The residents in our recovery facility love your articles, so thank you – your writings become part of their discipleship and recovery
Steve – I think your link to Donald Miller’s post is broken – I had to remove an extra http// from the link to get it to work. Blessings, Chad
thanks for letting me know. I will fix it.
Yea that’s for real..love,agape is so needful rather than bible information
Hi Steve, Saw this today. FYI I haven’t attended church in at least 5 months. Just got so tired of it, and just can’t do it anymore. Tired of listening to things that are irrelevant, peripheral, or just plain nonsense.
After leaving, my relationships within the Christian Community here have not suffered, but in fact have improved. Over the last 6 months I have been plugging in quite a bit with a single Christians group out of the Triad; folks about my age (for the most part) who love Jesus and value community. Last month we all went up to Sugar Mountain for a weekend of fellowship & skiing; a wonderfully rich time. Without any agenda, we shared from our hearts things that brought great encouragement to all. Natural & effortless. Periodically we will take a day trip together to various places. Recently there was visitation to some local old age homes. I could go on. Not sanctioned by any church, not under the control of any denominational body…. just a group of believers who love Jesus and are enjoying experiencing life together in Him.
I could never go back to the stale, lonely, rigid environment that “church” offers.
Plus there is something else that I was planning on writing you about sometime soon, so might as well share now. I find, with rarely an exception, that mentioning “church” to folks in conversation, or religion, is looked upon so negatively and with so much baggage attached to it that I find it’s better to avoid those terms altogether. I used to think it was just because people were “running from God” and that sort of thing. Although that may apply in some cases, I’m finding that there’s a host of folks that express a legitimate issue. Whether it be past abuse, someone they know who was abused or indoctrinated, seeing the tele-evangelists of today, or whatever. Can we blame them for their attitudes? So I do my best to stick with Jesus, relationship over religion, and then typically get off the topic and just be a real person around them and get to know them over time, and see where it leads.
Hi Harry, I understand. In public conversation I try to avoid referring to myself as a “Christian” (because I am not, in how it is culturally defined) and the “church.” The baggage in those terms is insurmountable. Two of the most fruitful years of my life were working in an office for the Census Bureau. I received ZERO resistance from unbelievers if I talked about Jesus and His kingdom. Talking about “church” and “Christianity” and no one was interested. I had the privilege of renewing faith in some folks who were borderline apostate god-haters because of what they had experienced in “church” and to see them renewed to faith by emphasizing Jesus and His kingdom and by being honest about the apostate corruption in what presents itself as the “church.” I touched more people for Christ in those 2 years than the previous twenty combined when I was stuck in the straight jacket of a “pulpit” in a “church.” Two of the best yeas of my life in kingdom living.
Hi Steve, you may have opened a can of worms here- no you have! and I know what will follow.Get your full armour on ! We were House-Church in the 70s and it produced a huge amount of flak. We were led by Janet’s cousin who had been a monk and then an Anglo-catholic priest , and then an evangelical charismatic priest and then finally with his resignation of Anglicanism and his priesthood- it was just us, a small but intimate gathering of those who really wanted to press forward into relationship and not church.
We all knew how to do church, This was different and costly. But so many openings of the Spirit to bring us to maturity in Jesus. Free at last-free at last, thank God Almighty-free at last.
Still read you a lot, but am still very sore in my bereavement. The life i once had has completely gone. But it is safe with God now.
Thank you for listening, and posting, Barry. God be with you in this season.
In 1989 I was anointed to Fast (had to be HIM as I battled with addiction to food previously), two 40 day fasts… with a short break in between. While on these fasts I was told before hand to surrender ALL so Father can give me His Vision for my life, a Vision of the Future of the Church, (sent you the link already in another post), and a Vision of what was to come Globally, which would bring about a Spiritual Renaissance. The Spirit of the Lord showed me what HE was going to be/is doing.
I gradually received the fulfillment of most of it over the past 25 years and am now seeing the Spiritual Renaissance which Father spoke of unfolding, according to what HE said HE would do, (there is more).
At that time He told me that He was going to call me to a season of consecration and sanctification like nothing I’d known to date. He told me to come out of Church. I said if this is you, make it happen. He told me what would take place and brought it into Being. I have not been a part of Church Services/Conventions and the like since 1989, Father has kept me as I have trusted HIM completely. I have always been in fellowship with true Believers… those Father chose for each season of that Journey. Some, as promised were milestones, as they too had been told to come out … some as early as the 60’s… (some entered Home Churches, which quickly turned into another organized group. The members did not surrender to the flow of the Holy Spirit, but had a program according to the leaders/groups concept of what they thought they ‘should’ do, eventually they left that too, to just go with Father’s flow and manifested will, day by day). Father has been faithful to keep us in HIS love with Wisdom/even when we went through our Dark Night of the Soul and Spiritual Senses.
I think most if not all of us will face a dark night of our soul and spiritual senses and or go through a Job type of experience. It causes us to search our soul and to see illusions we were unaware of, as well as exposes lies which are untested by the one believing they are truth; the one who judges our heart. It causes us to put our trust in HIS Holy Spirit within, in who HE is as His Kingdom Rule in our hearts causes our hearts and will become as ONE.