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…

April 14, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2I wanted to let you know about an upcoming interview that I’m greatly looking forward to. As you may know, my controversial new book Free To Love was released on February 14th of this year. Several reviews came rolling in soon after. (I consider this a monumental blessing). Although most of the reviews have been very positive, there have been a few that have been negative as well. I was honestly expecting more of the reviews to be negative, but I am glad to be surprised with only a few:) Continue Reading…

March 3, 2016

I am giddy with joy at the thought of today’s post. I received a review of my new book Free To Love that silenced all the critics. Well, not exactly all the critics, just the most important ones. The ones in my head. Yes, it is that profound of a review. It’s truly an honor for me to share this review with you here in today’s post. Continue Reading…

February 25, 2016

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A friend of mine told me that the subject of my new book Free To Love came up at a small gathering of friends she was recently a part of. One of the people present at the gathering mentioned seeing a negative review about my book that made her believe it was dangerous and should not be read. This made for some awkward conversation between her and my friend who happened to give my book a favorable review. Continue Reading…

February 18, 2016

How-Microphones-Work-2Happy Thursday to you! As you know, My book Free To Love published by Quoir released this past Sunday, February 14th. I am very encouraged by the attention it has received. The subject of Free To Love is one that is very dear to my heart. In the four days since this book’s release, it has already been the subject of much controversey. I truly hope you will read my book for yourself and will not be tainted or scared away by the fear mongering. You can purchase your paperback or Kindle version HERE.

This past Tuesday, my friend Brandon Chase and I sat down to record an audio conversation to address the book and some of the controversey. The conversation that ensued was simply stunning. 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…

January 5, 2016

Happy New Year friends and fellow blog readers. I truly hope your holiday season was filled with peace and joy. Mine certainly was. Now that the holidays are behind us, I’m excited to get back into blogging and hosting important conversations. In addition to that, the book I’ve been writing will be released in just a few weeks. I will be telling you more specifics about that as well.

In today’s post, I wanted to share a recent conversation that I had in Redlands, California with my friends Jared Gustafson and Nischelle Reagan. We titled the conversation Kissing The Accuser. I hope you find it helpful as this is a topic we all have experience with. 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 21, 2015

How-Microphones-Work-2Dear family,

I wanted to take a minute to come to you in a little bit of a different format today to deal with something sensitive that is happening in my life currently. If there is one thing that I’m coming to realize more and more these days, it’s that we are all connected in ways we may not yet fully realize. As a result, what I am experiencing and dealing with affects you. I promise. In light of this, I decided to speak directly to you today in a short audio message. 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…

October 13, 2015

light bulbsHave you ever wondered where shadows come from? For many, shadows can be a cause of concern. They look dark and suspicious as dangerous things can seemingly hide in the shadows. In today’s post, I’d like to help calm our fears or concerns about the shadows that we see in our own lives. In reality, shadows are a sign that something glorious is taking place… 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.

April 8, 2016

Have you ever taken a few minutes to consider the birds?  No, seriously. Have you? It’s a good thing to do from time to time.  As a matter of fact, Jesus encouraged us to do that as well (Matthew 6:26). In today’s post, I’d like to revisit the wisdom on display through birds.  Here are some of the things that I have observed about their extravegant lifestyle: Continue Reading…

April 5, 2016

Happy April to you all. I wanted to give you a quick update on things that have been occurring recently with my book Free To Love.

Back To Back Book Signings…

April started out with a flurry of activity as I made my way back to my alma-mater, Liberty University, in Lynchburg Virginia for my first book signing on Friday April 1st. It was a miracle that the doors opened for me to come there for a book signing. We had a few good conversations about the book during the signing, and the time I had to connect with a couple of precious friends during my stay in Virginia was worth more than gold. It was a divinely appointed time to say the least.
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Right after the book signing at Liberty, I had to hop on a flight to make it back to Texas for a book signing that was scheduled for the following day at TCU (Texas Christian University) in Fort Worth, Texas. Continue Reading…

March 16, 2016

bank roberyI rarely talk about politics for a verity of reasons. In today’s post, however, I’d like to briefly throw my hat into the ring about the 2016 presidential election. Continue Reading…

February 20, 2016

High Demand for Free To Love by Jamal JivanjeeI want to start off today’s post with an apology. Due to higher than expected demand on Amazon, orders are going to take a bit longer than expected to fill. Continue Reading…