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How Michael Franzese Went From Mafia Boss to Carrying the Cross

How Michael Franzese Went From Mafia Boss to Carrying the Cross

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Michael Franzese was once known as a young, rich, and powerful Mafia boss.  He was once captain of the Colombo family, a family known for it’s ties to the mob.

A movie telling Michael’s story is going to be coming out at the end of the month.

As I watched the trailer for the movie, I was intrigued by Michael’s story.  During an interview in the movie, Michael Franzese remembers how he first got started with the mafia.

Michael: “He asked me one question, ‘If you ever had to kill anybody, would you do it?’  I thought about it for a minute and I said, ‘Yeah I think I can do it.'”

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10 Life Lessons Learned from Pastor Steve Mays

10 Life Lessons Learned from Pastor Steve Mays

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Thursday, October 2nd was a very difficult day for me, and for thousands of people all over the world.

That’s the day that we found out that Pastor Steve Mays went home to be with the Lord.

Pastor Steve Mays
Pastor Steve Mays was a well-loved Pastor who influenced many for Christ.

Pastor Steve is the senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay, the church where I’m on staff.

On Monday, September 29, Pastor Steve went in to have his fifth surgery on his back.

By the grace of God, the back surgery was successful.

However, on Thursday morning at 6:30 AM, Pastor Steve suffered a blood clot that caused him to suddenly depart to heaven.

Ever since, tens of thousands of people have flocked to Facebook and Twitter, to express their grief for the loss of this wonderful man of God.

Pastor Steve served in ministry for almost 40 years, and he’s influenced thousands of people for Christ around the world.

I had the privilege of working closely with him for the past six years as one of his IT guys.

Since I worked so closely with him, he mentored me, helped me, and taught me a great deal about what it means to be a Christian.

That’s why in honor of his passing, I’m going to share with you 10 life lessons that I learned from working with Pastor Steve Mays.Continue Reading

Stephen Hawking Says There’s No God But Here’s Why He’s Wrong

Stephen Hawking Says There’s No God But Here’s Why He’s Wrong

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Stephen Hawking, a world-renowned physicist, said recently in an interview that there is no God. (Source: CNET)

Hawking didn’t say that he doesn’t believe in God, he said that there is no God.

So when I read the article, naturally, I was upset.

Why?

Because there are so many people who are putting their trust in this man for truth, and he is failing them in a big way!

So that’s why in this blog post, I’m going to show you five reasons why I believe Hawking is dead wrong about the existence of God.Continue Reading

Is Religion Evil? An Answer by a Former Atheist

Is Religion Evil?  An Answer by a Former Atheist

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Every once in a while, an atheist responds to one of my tweets by sending me some kind of picture of a horrific situation, and telling me that religion is evil.

African childUsually, it’s a picture of a malnourished African child followed by a comment like, “Look, here is your loving God letting kids starve to death!”

I always respond by defending God in some kind of fashion.

I can relate to some of these objections about religion because after all, I’m a former atheist myself.

When I was an atheist, I didn’t understand how a loving God could allow so much suffering in the world.

But now, I know the answer to that question, and I’m better off for knowing it.

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Stewardship: How to Get a High Five From God in Heaven

Stewardship: How to Get a High Five From God in Heaven

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I have a confession to make. I have a nightmare about heaven.

It’s not an actual nightmare like as in a dream, but more like an actual fear about heaven, and it has to do with stewardship.

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Heaven: Do Good People of Different Faiths Go There?

Heaven:  Do Good People of Different Faiths Go There?

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Do you believe, or know someone who believes that all good people regardless of their faith will go to heaven?

This belief is becoming more popular these days, and there’s a problem with it, as I share with you this story that happened to me not too long ago.

One time on my lunch break from work, I went out to pass gospel tracts.Continue Reading

Sorry No Blog Post This Week I’m on Vacation

Sorry No Blog Post This Week I’m on Vacation

Every week, I publish a blog post on Tuesday mornings about something related to evangelism or to Twitter.

This week, I’m on vacation and spending time with my family.

God willing, I’ll be sharing a new blog post with you next Tuesday.

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