#InfluencePodcast with Hal Donaldson


Over at InfluenceMagazine.com, my Influence Podcast with Hal Donaldson is up. Hal is cofounder and president of Convoy of Hope and a friend. He’s also author, with Kirk Noonan, of Your Next 24 Hours, just out from Baker Books. We talk about why America needs more kindness and how the Church can take the lead in being kind. Take a listen to the podcast! My review of the book is here. Continue reading #InfluencePodcast with Hal Donaldson

The World Wide Religious Web for Friday, January 13, 2012


HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH! Do you suffer friggatriskaidekaphobia (aka, paraskevidekatriaphobia)? LAW OR GOSPEL? Why the Bible Is Not a Book of Laws. But I don’t believe the Bible is fundamentally a moral power tool. The Bible is not a law book as much as it is a gift book, not so much about living right as about being right with God because of what he has done for us in Jesus Christ. ABOUT THAT “WHY I HATE RELIGION BUT LOVE JESUS” SPOKEN WORD VIDEO: Jesus Was Religious. So, again: Jefferson Bethke is on to something good and right. But we … Continue reading The World Wide Religious Web for Friday, January 13, 2012

The World Wide Religious Web for Thursday, January 12, 2012


PERSECUTED IRANIAN CHRISTIANS: Wood personally requests release of Iranian pastors, church members. After paying respect to the country of Iran through recognizing its prominent reference in the Bible, Wood states his letter is born out of concern for followers of Jesus who are being detained for reasons that violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that Iran has signed. He then requests the release of Rev. Farhad Sabok Rouh; his wife, Shahnaz Jizani; and two other members of the Assembly of God in Ahvaz, Iran, who were arrested on December 23, 2011. Wood follows this request by asking for the … Continue reading The World Wide Religious Web for Thursday, January 12, 2012

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Joe Carter writes, “There are three groups of people who consistently have a detrimental affect [sic] on American politics: Republicans, Democrats, and pollsters.” The post has nothing to do with religion, but you can’t beat its opening line. Perhaps the problem is pols or pollsters, however, but the polled. In a separate post, Joe links to a Gallup survey which found that “Americans Believe There Are More Homosexuals in the U.S. Than There Are Catholics.” Joe blames TV. Republicans, Democrats, pollsters, misinformed Americans, TV producers—that’s getting to be a pretty long list of groups who consistently have a detrimental effect … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Update on Convoy of Hope Relief Efforts in Haiti


The Assemblies of God has been channelingThrough Convoy of Hope, the Assemblies of God has been channeling needed humanitarian resources to victims of the Haiti earthquake. In this video, Dr. George O. Wood (my dad) interviews Kary Kingsland about what’s happened so far. more about "Interview with Kary Kingsland (Convoy…", posted with vodpod Continue reading Update on Convoy of Hope Relief Efforts in Haiti