Book Feature Sunday: A Journey with Two Mystics – Conversations Between a Girardian and a Wattsian by Matthew Distefano and Michael Machuga

The best theology is that which enfolds us and assures us that we are immersed in unconditional Love. The best friendships do exactly the same thing. A Journey with Two Mystics is a testimony to the God who so loves us as to create us from love and in love for relationship with God and each other. It is a correspondence not only between two mystics, but two best friends. Matthew Distefano and Michael Machuga write with honesty, warmth, humor and thoughtfulness, drawing readers not only into the exploration of their questions and answers, but into the experience of their…

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April Foolishness!

No joke! During the month of April, all of our Kindle titles (including From the Blood of Abel) will be available for only $0.99 on Amazon. Discover a great new book just in time for spring break or send a copy to a friend as a gift.   Discover the good news of what God has done to stem the tide of our own violence and evil—inviting us into a whole new way of living and being in this world. THEOLOGY PURCHASE ON AMAZON A powerful and redemptive story about the damage caused by living with secrets and shame, and…

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An Update on What I’ve been Up To, and Where I am Journeying Forth

As I approach the release of my third book—a coauthored venture with my best friend Mike Machuga—I cannot help but reflect on what a whirlwind of a journey this has all been thus far. Indeed, it has taken me on paths I never thought I’d walk, like a comfortable Hobbit just coming into his own in the Shire who is forced to flee in haste. And while I’m no Frodo Baggins, my endeavors over these past three years have forced me to age like one who has in fact traversed the Mines of Moria as well as the mountains of…

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Why Boycotting Disney over a Gay Character Is Childish and Hypocritical

I recently saw Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with my six year old daughter. We loved it. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, all of them—fantastique! The story is fantastic too. In fact, you can read my review of the 1991 version here. But some Christians aren’t too happy about this film. And all because one of the characters may be gay . . . Oh, the humanity! Franklin Graham is one of these, and has even gone so far as to advocate for an outright boycott of Disney: “They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and…

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