But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 11 November 2016 13:10

Rusty the Redbone Coonhound and the Gospel

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imageAccording to the Dog Breed Info Center website: “The Redbone Coonhound is a handsome, robust and strong coonhound. It has a clean, well-modeled head, with a medium stop between the brow and nose. The long, hanging ears extend to the tip of the nose when the dog is following a scent. The tail...

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:27

Apology: To the Repentance Corner I Go

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imageYesterday was Election Day in the United States. Like tens of millions of Americans, I went to my local polling place to cast my votes. I did not vote for any Presidential or the US Senate (CA) candidates. But I did vote for candidates in other races and for (or against) local bond and...

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imageMarv Plementosh (One Million Tracts) and I, with the help of Nick Rolland, may have just published the ultimate sports gospel tract. The title: VICTORY. This customizable tract can be used at any team sport venue, for any team. How We Got the Idea Grace Fellowship Church of Davenport, IA (soon to...

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Saturday, 15 October 2016 14:13

From the Miano Family: Thank You for Your Support

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imageIt’s been a while since I said thank you. There are too many people to thank individually. So, this is written to serve as a collective thank you to whoever may read this and has ever supported me and my family, in any way. The Journey My family’s journey into full-time ministry...

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Monday, 10 October 2016 22:14

Palm Springs Police Department: “Not Again”

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image“Not Again” I was sitting in my favorite, local Starbucks and trying to finish a wonderful book–Henry Bazely, the Oxford Evangelist: A Memoir. Being easily distracted, I occasionally scrolled through Twitter to see what was going on in the world. And then I saw the first reports....

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 14:14

Sergeant Steve Owen: Law Enforcement Lives Matter

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imageSergeant Steve Owen Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Sergeant Steve Owen, a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, made the ultimate sacrifice on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. While responding to a “Burglary in Progress” call, Sgt. Owen took a containment...

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Friday, 30 September 2016 20:13

Cairns and Caring for Jennifer

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imageToward the top of the hills that border the south side of my community’s Central Park sits a number of man-made rock structures. They are called cairns. This morning the Lord allowed me to use the cairns to begin a gospel conversation with a young woman named Jennifer. What are Cairns?...

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:18

Memes: Might You be Dishonoring God?

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imageWhat are Memes? What are “memes?” For today’s social media-savvy world, it might seem like a silly question. However, there are still quite a few folks (probably in my generation and older) who have no idea what memes are. Dictionary.com defines the term “meme” this...

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:12

Street Evangelism: Why I Pursue God-Haters

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imageStreet evangelism is messy at times. Street evangelism can lead to confrontations with lost people. When engaging strangers in conversation, you never know what will happen. Some people are very friendly and receptive. Some people are aloof and cautious. Others are rude and angry. Some laugh at...

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Friday, 09 September 2016 02:48

Gospel Tracts: Which is the Best One?

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Gospel Tracts are Good Gospel Tools Pastor Jeff Pollard refers to gospel tracts as “paper missionaries.” I think that’s the best description of gospel tracts I’ve ever heard. Ray Comfort, a man who has taught me so much about evangelism and living the Christian life,...

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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 11:25

Your Faith, Not the Gospel, Is Inadequate

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American Evangelicalism is beyond a crossroads. American Evangelicalism, more than a century ago, came to a fork in the road. Instead of moving down the narrow road of faithfulness, integrity, godliness, love for others, and power American Evangelicalism wantonly opted to take the road most...

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:45

Cross Encounters: What Folks are Saying

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As many of you know, my third book, Cross Encounters – A Decade of Gospel Conversations, has been out for less than a week. There are too many people to thank to name them all in this brief article. However, there are two people I must thank again: Allison Pari and Mike Gaydosh. Allison, in......

 

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This article introduces the first in a series of article, under the title “Sounding Off.” Introduction While the abolition of abortion can result from the worldwide proclamation of the gospel, the abolition of abortion is NOT the gospel. From time to time, my mind races with thoughts...

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Friday, 04 December 2015 06:10

NY Daily News: God is NOT a Butler

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The most recent cover of the New York Daily News (NYDN) includes the following commentary: “As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes.” While brazen and blasphemous, the NYDN’s response to yesterday’s

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 18:32

Abortion: Yes, They are Murderers Featured

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Karen Swallow Prior has quite the resume. She is an award-winning English Literature professor at Liberty University. She is a research fellow with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), of the Southern Baptist Convention. And she is a member of the Humane Society’s ecumenical Faith Council (yep, there’s a committee for
Monday, 16 November 2015 18:10

Dr. Nathan Busenitz on Seventh Day Adventism

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Dr. Nathan Busenitz of The Master’s Seminary provides a succinct, historic explanation of Seventh Day Adventism, as well as a biblical review of the cult’s theology.

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The Lord has allowed a wonderful team of Christian men and women to form and to engage in loving people in action and truth, outside the Family Planning Associates abortuary, in Mission Hills, CA. Today the team and I were blessed beyond words to be joined by more than 20 students from The Master’s College. […]

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Friday, 16 October 2015 16:41

The Cross Encounters Ministries Advisory Board

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Recently, the ministry went through a website overhaul. We are still putting all the pieces in place. I am very grateful to Mika Kaltoft of RocaPress for sharing his web design and construction talents with Cross Encounters Ministries. And I highly recommend Mika for your website needs. One of the pages we have yet to […]

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Friday, 16 October 2015 10:02

Arminianism: An Apology and Clarification

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Introduction Recently I posted the following on Facebook and Twitter: It has been brought to my attention by a couple friends on Facebook that my recent posts regarding Arminianism have been unnecessarily divisive, provocative, and even mean. I apologize if my tone has come across that way. It was never my intent to be mean. […]

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Monday, 21 September 2015 23:21

One-to-One Conversation: Did God Save Raoul?

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I had given Raoul a Bible. He sat and listened to one of my sermons. Before I began the next one, he approached me and asked if I believe in coincidences. Of course, I told him no. Raoul said he didn’t believe in coincidences either. He said he had recently left rehab, a couple months […]

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Recently, while I was open-air preaching at the Jan Heidt Newhall Metrolink Station, a young man (pictured above) walked by–a young man I had previously seen. In my first encounter with the young man, he was very hostile and mildly threatening. One thing that struck me only after returning home, after that first encounter, was […]

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:28

American Jihadists: Not Judging by Appearances

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On Monday, August 17, 2015, I received an email from a very close friend. He is a street evangelist. He wrote, on behalf of himself and his pastor, to express their concern regarding recent Facebook posts and videos in which I and other Christians referred to those escorting women into abortion clinics as “American Jihadists,”

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 21:50

The Passing Joy of Shoes – A Gospel Conversation

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I spent the afternoon at Pershing Square, in downtown Los Angeles, with two incoming The Master’s Seminary students: Warner Aldridge and Adam Fischer. The three of us were there to herald the gospel, distribute the Word of God and paper missionaries, and engage people in conversation. After LAPD asked us to stop using amplification, we

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The Repent Bethel Redding blog is dedicated to warning both the saved and the lost about the unbiblical teachings and practices of Bethel Redding and its associated ministries. This blog is dedicated to calling all who believe the false teachings of Bethel Redding, which includes the group’s...

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imageI’ve written extensively regarding the false gospel of Kris Vallotton. I’m grateful to friends like Bart McCurdy who regularly provide me with information regarding the Bethel Redding cult and its leaders. Bart made me aware of the image to the left, which Vallotton posted on his...

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