Greg Laurie

Greg Laurie

Op-ed contributor

Greg Laurie is the pastor and founder of the Harvest churches in California and Hawaii and of Harvest Crusades. He is an evangelist, best-selling author and movie producer. His newest book Lennon, Dylan, Alice & Jesus


  • Finding True Joy in a Selfie Culture

    Finding True Joy in a Selfie Culture

    We are living in a selfie culture.

  • 'Are You a Christian?' My Thoughts on the Umpqua Community College Shooting (Exclusive)

    'Are You a Christian?' My Thoughts on the Umpqua Community College Shooting (Exclusive)

    Imagine—being at the business end of a semi-automatic weapon and being asked the question, "Are you a Christian?" You know that if you tell the truth, this will most likely not end well for you. But what other alternative is there? Deny what and who you know is true?

  • Who Will Go?

    Who Will Go?

    God said in the presence of Isaiah, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" In a sense, God is still asking this question. Whom shall I send? Who will go for us? Will you go? Will you stand in the gap?

  • A Walk of Faith

    A Walk of Faith

    The Bible tells the story of a man who had everything this world says one should have to feel happy and fulfilled: power, wealth, influence, and fame. But along with that came an emptiness that sent him on a search for God. As secretary of the treasury for a powerful nation, he was second only to the queen. But there was a hole in his heart, so it led him on a search to the spiritual capital of the world, Jerusalem. He did not find what he was looking for, but as he was returning home, he unexpe

  • What is the Best Posture for Prayer?

    What is the Best Posture for Prayer?

    I heard the story of three ministers debating the best posture for prayer.

  • Your Spiritual Impact

    Your Spiritual Impact

    One man or woman outside the will of God can be a menace to themselves and to everyone else. A case in point: Jonah. The Lord had told Jonah to go and preach to Nineveh, and Jonah said no. Then he boarded a boat going in the opposite direction. A storm came, and the boat was shaking and tossing back and forth in the sea. Everyone was affected because of Jonah, and they figured out that he was the problem. He told the men, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for y

  • How Sin Spreads

    How Sin Spreads

    As believers, we are interconnected. The sin of one will affect many. That is why the apostle Paul said the church should never tolerate evil. He said, "And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it" (1 Corinthians 12:26).

  • After the Victory

    After the Victory

    The story of the Israelites' victory over Jericho is of the greatest stories ever told. But after Jericho came Ai. It was a small city compared to Jericho, which was lying in smoldering ruins. The Israelites apparently thought they could have essentially done this one in their sleep. They didn't even need the whole Israeli army, they reasoned—just a few thousand. This argument was based on the supposition that Israel had captured Jericho.

  • The Ultimate E-Ticket Ride

    The Ultimate E-Ticket Ride

    I remember when I was a child and we would drive by Disneyland on the freeway. I would look up at the Matterhorn jutting out above the park, and I remember making a vow: "When I become an adult, I will go to Disneyland every single day!"

  • Depending on Him

    Depending on Him

    Have you ever noticed that Jesus never really healed people in exactly the same way? Sometimes He would touch a person, and sometimes a person would touch Him. At other times He would speak the word, and they would be healed.