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Ed Gungor

Ed Gungor is a veteran pastor—currently pasturing the Sanctuary Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma--who has been deeply involved in the spiritual formation of others for over thirty-five years. He is the author of several books, including The Vow, Religiously Transmitted Diseases, and There Is More to the Secret, which landed on the New York Times bestsellers list. He is also a member of Springtime for Faith, a lay-driven initiative supported by the Vatican, and he travels around the U.S. and abroad speaking in churches, universities, and seminars. Ed and his wife Gail have been married thirty years.  They have four children and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Ed Gungor
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To live beyond myself.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Getting burried alive (yikes!).

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus. And I'd ask him to increase my faith.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Authenticity, compassion, faithfulness

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The biblical character Ezra.

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December 07, 2009

  When most think about God they think of rules, commands, judgments and wrath—with the cherished counterbalance of grace and forgiveness sprinkled in. In American evangelicalism the goal of faith appears to center on “believing” the right thing—believing the gospel. But if “belief” is the only goal of the gospel, then once a person believes, life is futureless—we’ve done it all; we’ve finished the race because the finish line is “spiritual enlightenment.”

  I’m not suggesting that belief isn’t critical and the place we must start—it is—but... see more

February 06, 2009

For those of us who are Christ-followers, it doesn’t take long for us to get offended as we look at what’s going on in American culture. We live in an upside down world where good is called evil and evil, good. It grieves us, and it should. It grieves God’s heart as well. This past weekend Nancy Pelosi was on NBC’s “This Week” program and said some things that offended me to the core. Ms. Pelosi, who is a rabid liberal voice, was pushing funding for family planning services as an important part of the strategy for our recovering economy. Why? Because if we eliminate births of children, states will have more money to... see more

January 29, 2009

BARACK OBAMA, the 44th president of the United States heralds the promise of a new beginning for America. With reckless abandon President Obama is telling us that this is a new day; that a new dawn of positive change is upon us no matter how challenging the times are. Though I don’t think any politician can make good on the kind of future President Obama is promising, I gotta be honest—I love the way it sounds! Something in me loves the language of hope and change. There is such innocence about it. And I love innocence. Innocence is purity without corruption. It’s jammed with trust and curiosity, without ever considering the possible... see more

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