How to Spot a Con

by Joe Fontenot, June 1, 2017 in Foundations of Leadership, Success Habits

I don’t know if it’s true, but the number one reason I hear from people who are not interested in church is that it’s full of hypocrites. And, I agree. It is full of hypocrites. That’s the whole idea behind becoming more like Jesus. It’s a fight and a struggle, and all the failure in between […]

3 Months of Fasting (& Why You Might Want to Try This)

by Joe Fontenot, May 25, 2017 in Life Hacking Spiritual Disciplines

When my brother was younger, I found him sticking a paperclip into a outlet. I knocked it out his hand. “Sam, are crazy!?” “What? I just wanted to see what would happen.” Later that year–unbeknownst to Sam–I was doing my own experiment with my ceiling fan and electrocuted myself. It scared the mess out of me. […]

The Theology of Curse Words

I used to have a boss with a mouth like a longshoreman. He was a Christian, he told me. (Of course.) And he tried, up and down, to justify his prolific use of the f-word. And while his arguments were silly, it got me thinking. Why are bad words bad? God Never Said… It’s true. God never says: Don’t […]

5 Lessons I Learned About Ministry from the Rolling Stones

I’m not a Rolling Stones fan because of their music (or their sweet spirits). I only became a fan, if you could call it that, after I read Rich Cohen’s wonderful (and sometimes irreverent) book, The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones. What struck me was how human and mortal and, often, mediocre, the Rollings Stones were (and still are). These […]

Should We Trust the Gospels? (And Other Semi-Heretical Questions)

by Joe Fontenot in Apologetics

Do the four Gospels that we currently have give an accurate picture of Jesus? Or have they been corrupted over the years?

Two Thumbs Up: How the Resurrection Passes the Historical Test

by Joe Fontenot in Apologetics, Current Events

A survey of the Minimal Facts method established by Habermas/Licona.

What I Learned from Alcoholics Anonymous

by Joe Fontenot in Foundations of Leadership

Like the old saying, All truth is God’s truth. My lessons from the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

8 Ways to Study that will Help You Grow Closer to God

Hard times are not the only way we grow closer to God. We can be intentional about it. (And, bonus, sometimes a little studying is what keeps us out of the hard times!)

Scroll Up