Love Has No Pride

Standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. -The sinful woman in Luke   Love has no pride. It has no shame. It is not ignorant–it is aware […]


A Lament for Church Worship

It is sad that the call to worship today is reduced to a time on Sundays, to a stage, and to certain music. It is sad, as I think about the complexity of the world, the dramas that appear before our eyes, there are few worshiping groups whose vision of worship extends beyond their own small […]


The Holy Spirit vs Events

What is the Christian experience? This is a question I’m raising because of how event-oriented church can be. Every Sunday we go to a location, we sit or stand in a chair, we listen to someone talk, we sing songs, etc. In addition, we go to regular conferences and events which, over time, have their […]


Marriage is Like Gummy Bear Vitamins

Gummy bear vitamins are delicious But on a dietary level, they serve as only a supplement for nutrition. If one’s diet consisted only of vitamin supplements, they would not live. In the same way, I feel that marriage serves only as a supplement for personal livelihood. The real meal of our lives is our personal […]


Jesus Prepared Us to Depend on the Holy Spirit

But while they were marveling at everything Jesus was doing, Jesus said to his disciples: “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” Luke 9:43-44   Stop your marveling. Here in Luke, just after he transfigures before his disciples and after he […]

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

2 Encouragements from the Fatal Trump Movement

Suffice to say, the Trump campaign has evolved to become the level of appalling, representing some of the worst I have seen in American politics. From declaring Mexicans to be rapists, to villainizing Muslims, it is a campaign that intends to evolve people’s insecurities into hate as some vain approach for political points. And as others […]


Discipleship is Not a Place

Discipleship is not a place; it’s a pace. This is a message for Christians, like myself, who can feel that ‘discipleship’ is a term that’s distant from our hearts, excused by the years of service under our belt. What I’ve been learning is that there is no age a Christian can be which precludes us from […]

June 22, 2011   ---   Kansas City, MO

Daniel Farrow, started attending IHOP 10 months ago.  He now comes to the prayer room 6 days a week for a few hours to pray and worship.
The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is a growing congregation in Kansas City, MO that draws followers from all over the globe. The IHOP prayer room is located in an old strip mall that has been converted.  Next to the prayer room is a coffee shop, book shop and other offices related to the prayer movement.   The christian movement, which was started by Mike Bickle in 1999, has had constant prayer going on 24 hours a day 7 days a week from day one.  There is also music being played by a live band 24/7, it never stops.  IHOP also has a University, The International House of Prayer University, located near the prayer center, where students study the Bible and also pray regularly.

Why I (Still) Love IHOP-KC

There is nothing to do in Kansas City. It is definitely one of the most boring places I’ve ever been to. The city is small and dirty; the weather is often terrible; there is no vibrancy that compares with the big cities I’ve lived in e.g. Chicago and Los Angeles. Yet strangely enough, I found […]