Former drug addict finds God’s promises on the yellow brick road

A former drug addict who was incarcerated for 10 years, Pastor Juan Martinez details how the Holy Spirit revealed biblical truths through one of the most popular children's stories, The Wizard of Oz, and how God transformed his life to now reach people with the truth of Christ.

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  • Former Mormon on the burden to live the ‘perfect’ ‘Christian’ life

    Shawn McCraney, who grew up in what many know as the Mormon church, explains the beliefs and practices of the LDS church and the “burden” its followers carry to live upright, “perfect” lives. He also tells Christians what they’re doing wrong in their approach to reaching Mormons....

  • Leaving the occult: From New Age to Jesus

    Steven Bancarz was ensnared in the New Age movement before he found himself surrendering to Jesus. Now a seminary student, Bancarz discusses how prevalent New Age beliefs are even among Christians, how churches may be contributing to the movement’s popularity, and what to watch out for....

  • 2020 revival? Young people are joining the call to fast in droves

    Fasting isn’t exactly a popular discipline among Christians today. But to the shock of Matt Brown, Jon Groves and Malachi O'Brien, tens of thousands of young Christians are responding to the “Roaring Twenties” fast with hunger and enthusiasm to see a great awakening....

  • How one pastor and church were bad at prayer and now can’t stop praying

    Prayer sounds simple enough but many Christians often complicate it or hardly engage in it at all. Pete Grieg, author of How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People, explains how he and his church went from "bad at praying" to starting a 24-7 global prayer movement — where prayer hasn’t stopped in the last 20 years....

  • Crisis of male loneliness: Why men need close friends

    There's what some have called a hidden crisis: men don't have close friends. And the problem seems to be getting worse, says David Smith, author of Who's Got Your Back: Making and Keeping Great Relationships Among Men. Smith discusses why it's so difficult for men to build close relationships and why it's important to change that....