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

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 […]


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