June 23, 2016

The Love Cast with JamalDear friends, I am super excited to announce that today is truly a monumental day! I am beyond excited to announce to you that my new weekly podcast is born at last! I see this new podcast as being another opportunity to continue the vitally important conversation that was initiated by my new book Free To Love. There are some incredible topics planned in the weeks ahead, and I look forward to the conversations that we will have. The name of this new podcast is The Love Cast with Jamal. Continue Reading…

February 16, 2016

imageHi friends, I come to you in today’s post very pleased with the progress that my new book has made in the last couple of days.  As you may know, Free To Love released this past Sunday which was Valentine’s Day.  To my utter surprise, Amazon ranked my book as the #1 New Release in its category for two days! The book has also broke into the top 100 in two major categories as well. That means Free To Love is now classified as a best selling book. I am very encouraged by that considering how important this message is, and how arduous the journey has been for me to get it out to you.    

There’s a reason there is so much buzz surrounding this new book. Continue Reading…

October 22, 2015

prodigal-son-I am truly excited to share another audio conversation with you today! Today’s audio conversation is one that you will be greatly encouraged by. Today’s post is about a story from the New Testament that was incorrectly titled. Continue Reading…

October 20, 2015

woman-silhouette-4If there is one thing that is like a fresh dose of nasty chemotherapy to my spirit, it’s the disgusting practice of sexual objectification. It happened to me recently, and I want to tell you about it in today’s post for therapeutic reasons… Continue Reading…

June 3, 2015

I have nothing new to report; other than I am over 90% completed with phase 1 of this monumental project! Considering the fact that phase 1 is the largest phase of this project, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In today’s post, I want to deviate just a bit from the norm of the past few months as I don’t have a noteworthy insight to share with you. Instead, I have a story about stripping. Yes, that’s right. Stripping. Stripping burkas. Continue Reading…

December 2, 2014

I love conversations. I treasure conversations. Especially conversations about what’s real. Jesus is our reality, and this reality illuminates all that is real, displacing lies in the process. Not only do I treasure these conversations, I also treasure sharing them with you. Recently, I had the opportunity to have one of these conversations about reality with Brandon Chase. I knew it was going to be good, so I decided to record it. Don’t worry, I did tell him in advance that I was going to be recording our conversation for quality & training purposes:)

If you have the ability to put some headphones in and listen as you go about your day, or if you can listen intently while sipping on a cup of coffee, let me encourage you to do so. I’m sure there are some nuggets of reality in here specifically for you. If you’re reading this by email, you’ll need to visit this post directly online to listen. Without further delay, here is our conversation:

Also, Brandon writes a superb blog. I highly recommend it! You can give it a read by clicking HERE.

Love!

Jamal

P.S. My first audio online conversation with Jared Gustafson from July 2014, about how to have lots of kids, can be heard HERE

UPDATE: Brandon and I had a follow up conversation to this interview in order to address vital questions from our listeners.  In this second conversation we talk about why Jesus openly contradicted some of what was written in the Old Testament writings, why it is mankind that desires a scapegoat and sacrifice (not God), and why Jesus really died on the cross.  It was a ground breaking conversation to say the least.  You can listen to that conversation HERE.

June 15, 2016

BookGrabbr

Hi friends, I have some great news for you! My publisher has decided to give away a monumental gift to those who have been thinking of picking up a copy of my new book Free To Love, but have been hesitant to purchase a copy. If that has been you, or if you know others who you think may want to check out the book before purchasing a copy, you will want to take advantage of a service called BookGrabbr that my publisher is partnering with. Amazingly, a major section of my book is now available on BookGrabbr for FREE! There is enough of the book available to you there to get a substantial feel for the book and whether or not you would like to purchase a copy for yourself. Click HERE to obtain yours! Continue Reading…

June 9, 2016

podcastsIf you’ve read my last couple of posts, you might know that I am planning to start my very own podcast! I am super excited about this new project and feel the time could not be more perfect for this endeavor. As you also may know, my first book Free To Love was released back in February. I’ve always envisioned this book to simply be the beginning of a much longer conversation. This podcast will be another step forward in this all important conversation. Continue Reading…

June 1, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2A few days ago, I was having a conversation with someone when I popped this question on them without warning… Continue Reading…

May 24, 2016

separationIf you think about it, there is very little that you do completely on your own.  If you are employed by an employer, they provide you with a position, a venue, and even financial compensation for your work. Chances are, your work is made possible because of the work of others. If you are self-employed, your work is made possible by those that need your services. Their need for your services is usually made possible because of the work that they do. Again, your work is not self-sufficient and independent from the work of others. Continue Reading…

May 18, 2016

Can you believe we are already halfway through May? Things have been busy here on my end as it’s never a dull moment. I just recently wrapped up book signings in Ohio, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas for my new book Free To Love. Those opportunities were blessings as we were able to meet new people and have conversations that we would never have apart from those events.  

During my trip to Tennessee, I had the opportunity to meet a new friend named Ethan Jones who got a copy of my book and reached out to me. After spending some time together in Nashville, Ethan graciously recorded this video about the book that I would like to share with you here: Continue Reading…

May 12, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2Happy Thursday to you. I hope you’ve enjoyed your week, and I hope you enjoyed part 1 of the audio conversation that I recently had with Robert Ng. If you have not yet listened to part 1 of my audio conversation with Robert Ng, you can do so by clicking HERE. Continue Reading…

May 10, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2I recently returned from a trip to Columbus, Ohio for a book signing of my new book Free To Love at a Barnes And Noble at THE Ohio State University.  My trip was about three weeks in total.  I am originally from the Central Ohio area, so it was great getting back to reconnect with old friends, in addition to meeting some new ones as well.  

On this trip, I had the privilege of meeting Robert Ng for the first time. Robert heard about my book Free To Love through a mutual friend of ours, so he decided he would get a copy of my book and give it a read.  I’ve been very encouraged by the dialogue that has ensued. As I sat down with Robert for a cup of coffee in Columbus to talk about his thoughts about the book, he went on to tell me that I wrote the book that he wanted to write. After listening to Robert’s story, and after listening to a podcast that Robert previously recorded with a friend, I would have to agree. 

I was so encouraged by Robert’s heart during our initial conversation over coffee that we decided it would be good to record an audio conversation and share it with you on the blog.  So, that’s what we did. Continue Reading…

April 27, 2016

There are many frustrated people out there. How do I know? Well, because I’ve been one of them. I’ve also heard from many of them as I’ve been writing about Christ and what many would call organic community over the last several years.  

Many are frustrated because they can’t seem to find what they would consider true ‘biblical’ community birthed from life (organic) versus man-made religious systems and structures (institutions). Many have read books about the intricacies of such New Testaments communities and have felt hopeless because they can’t find such a community in their vicinity; or the community they have put so much hope in hasn’t turned out the way they have read about. 

As a result of this widespread disappointment about the rarity of true New Testament Christian community, it has been suggested by some that this drought could actually be our fault. It has been suggested that real community is difficult and painful, and as a result, people would prefer less committed forms of church life. I would like to offer a bit of a different perspective, however. What I have to tell you is actually good news. Continue Reading…

April 19, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2Happy Tuesday to you all. I wanted to let you know that Keith Giles and I sat down last night to conduct a video Skype interview about his critical review of my book Free To Love. The interview is a little over an hour long. I do have to warn you, however. Continue Reading…