Choco De Jesus, Stay the Course: Finding Hope in a Drifting Culture (Friendswood, TX: Baxter Press, 2016). A recent news report carried the headline, “Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious amid declining clout.” It chronicled the foreboding that theologically and socially conservative Christians feel as they survey changes taking place in American culture. Two such changes are the rapid decline of religious affiliation and the equally rapid increase in support for same-sex marriage. Baptist missiologist Ed Stetzer described the sense of unease among evangelicals with a sports metaphor: “We’ve lost our home field advantage.” Stay the Course by Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesus … Continue reading Review of ‘Stay the Course’ by Choco De Jesus
Wilfredo De Jesús, In the Gap: What Happens When God’s People Stand Strong (Springfield, MO: Influence Resources, 2014). Paperback / Kindle (Also in Spanish: Paperback / Kindle) Nearly eight months ago, my wife and I became foster parents to two sisters, who are 19- and 2-months old. The experience has been rewarding, of course, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it also has been hard. We used to be able to pack our son into the car and go on extended road trips. We don’t do that anymore. We used to be able to go out for … Continue reading Review of ‘In the Gap’ by Wilfredo De Jesús
Great sermon from Pastor Wilfredo “Choco” de Jesus at Monday night’s Influence Conference, just prior to the 55th General Council. He preached about David and asked, memorably, whether God called you to be a cheese-sandwich carrier or a giant slayer. Continue reading Pastor Choco: Are You a Cheese-Sandwich Carrier or a Giant Slayer?