All posts by Anthony Wood

Anthony is the Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Orange County CA, is pursuing a D.Min from Gateway Seminary, and has authored books Defining Family & Defining Church. He’s married to Bre, and they have three children.

Are Bill Johnson and the New Apostolic Reformation Really Doing Miracles?

I’ve some friends who know the “signs and wonders” movement pretty well. We’ve seen the backstage planning of a “miracle” crusade, the selection of those to be healed, the bravado in the green rooms, the falsified twitter feeds, the manipulation […]

Nashville Statement Helping Churches Clarify Convictions on LGBT

Headlines exploded this week following the release of the Nashville Statement by the Council for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. The Nashville Statement offers multiple points of clarification regarding a “biblical position” on marriage and gender confusion. In 2010, I witnessed how […]

Newlyweds: Get to Church and Your Pastor Before It’s Too Late

The dreaded late night call… A tough battle-hardened voice on the other end of the line, “Pastor, we don’t want to try anymore. Can you save our marriage?” These calls always make me feel anger, sadness, and disappointment. The anger […]

Universities Agree Taking Your Child to Church Can Save His Life

What if I told you there was a well-researched and statistically proven program that on average can? – Increase the average life expectancy of your children by 8 years – Significantly reduce your child’s use and risk from Alcohol, Tobacco […]

Leading a Ministry Team From Idea to Action

Each day millions of new ministry ideas are conceived in the mind of God’s people but sadly are never birthed into a reality that helps the sinner or the saint. Thus, moving an idea from the heart to the hand […]

The Next Generation Must Demand Purity From Their Pastors

Over the past thirty years America has witnessed an unprecedented rise of mega scale churches and in tandem a meteoric explosion of moral failure. An entire generation of church goers are jaded, confused, and desensitized, because the pedestal of the […]

Evangelicals Can Have Doctrinal Discussion in a God Honoring Way

“We must know when to wield the sword mightily and when to keep it sheathed!” prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon once exclaimed. On Twitter we find two types of evangelical Christian… One group steers clear of any biblical truth that […]

Peter’s Proof Jesus Was the Messiah

Weeks before Ben Franklin died Yale President Ezra Stiles asked him about Jesus. He responded, “I don’t give it much thought, and think it needless to trouble myself with it now, expecting soon I’ll get to know the truth.” A […]

Hey Bill Johnson & Bethel Church, God Put Himself in a Box Called “Bible”

I receive emails from people around the world who are deeply confused and frightened by the teaching and supposed “miracle” ministry of Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, and Jesus Culture in Redding California. Many of these emails are from well meaning friends and family […]

The Mom Who Leaves a Spiritual Legacy

Famed 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon was known for saying that mother’s will give a sad account on the last day if all they can say is, “Lord, here are my children. I raised them as gentlemen and left them wealthy.” […]