Steve Willis

Ardent Christ-follower, passionate teacher of God's Word, merciless slaughterer of sacred cows, equal opportunity offender of religious pomposity, counselor for the hurting, loving husband, punster extraordinaire, fanatical cat lover, proud grandfather, cancer survivor, raconteur, and all-round great guy (well, that last one is somewhat debatable!)

Author Archives: Steve Willis

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part 3 — The Bad

By , | 19 Jul 2023

This time around, we will continue our evaluation of the Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. This time, John gets to go first. John My opinion about “the bad” of the WoF movement would be to share areas of concern that are not necessarily going to cause folks to fall into heresy, but rather… Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part 2 — The Good

By , | 19 Jul 2023

In this article, we will begin our evaluation of the Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. Steve First, A Bit of Church History The Protestant Reformation is still very much in progress, in my humble opinion. From the get-go, it attempted to correct moral corruption and blatant heresies within Roman Catholicism (all of which… Read More »

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Part 1 — Introduction

By , | 17 Jul 2023

This article is the first in a series dedicated to presenting an unvarnished, no-holds-barred evaluation of the so-called Word of Faith (WoF) movement at this moment in history. Too many commentaries on this topic land at one extreme end or the other on the opinion spectrum. Which end of that spectrum depends entirely upon who the author is… Read More »

The Saints Who Say “NIH!”

By | 22 May 2023

Introduction Despite the obvious Monty Pythonism in the title, we are not here to discuss very nice, not-too-tall shrubberies. “NIH” in the title of this article is the abbreviation for “Not Invented Here.” It’s a flavor of the groupthink form of cognitive bias. Those who suffer from groupthink in general display an inherent distrust of and/or hostility towards… Read More »

The Doctrine of Excuses

By | 28 Dec 2022

Awhile back, I had occasion to phone my former employer’s offices in Florida. As I was waiting on hold for my co-worker to pick up, I was blessed as I listened to one of our university president’s recorded class sessions they play in lieu of hold music. During that session, he was proclaiming the integrity of God’s Word,… Read More »

Where are We Going? And Why are We
in This Hand-basket? — Part 2

By | 27 Dec 2022

In my previous article in this series, I identified some historical trends which have brought us to this sorry moment in world history. In this final article, we’ll look at its spiritual underpinnings. The Final Quest As mentioned in my first article on humility, Rick Joyner’s book The Final Quest has had the single hugest impact upon my… Read More »