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26Feb
Why Hollywood and faith-based filmmakers are still out of touch NS (1)

Why Hollywood and faith-based filmmakers are still out of touch

Written by Sonja Piper Dosti. Read by Rick Thomas Sonja Piper Dosti has been working in the entertainment business for the last 20 years, helping writers with faith-based projects as a high-level executive for Walt Disney, ABC, Universal Television, and Imagine Television. She has an unparalleled ability to bridge both worlds by helping aspiring faith-based writers attain the high artistic and production standards Hollywood demands, and advising Hollywood producers, writers, and executives with their faith-based projects. You can learn more about Sonja at her website: Sonja Piper Dosti You can find all of Sonja's work for us here. The Read
23Feb
Why I want to live 25-years after I die NS

Why I want to live 25-years after I die

Listen to Rick read this post: Our published Mission Statement is: Our mission is to inspire and equip each person by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living.[ref]We refined and changed our Mission Statement after this article was published. It now reads, "Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living."[/ref] That is what I tell people if they ask. Our unpublished, behind-the-scenes, Mission Statement is: “I want to take the Gospel to every person on the planet, and I want to live twenty-five years after I Read
22Feb
Great Advice - Date your wife forever NS

Great Advice – Date your wife forever

Listen to Rick read this post: You probably won’t find a guy at the local Barnes & Noble looking for a book on how to get a girl. It’s an unnecessary thing for a guy to do because all guys know what they need to do to get a girl. Getting a girl is part of our internal wiring. The LORD knew our limitations so He preempted our problem by giving us a Get-a-Girl Upgrade. Praise God for that. Even the thickest headed guy will eventually win a girl. It’s not that hard. Our problem, if anything, is overcoming the Read
19Feb
Fifty Shades of Grey is a mirror that reflects our souls NS

Fifty Shades of Grey is a reflection of our souls

Listen to Rick read this post: Fifty Shades of Grey is a three-year phenomenon that appears to still be on the rise. Its latest boost came during the Valentine’s Day season (2015) with the opening of the movie that was based on the book. It is no surprise that our culture—Christian and non-Christian—is all a-buzz about this book. Shades is just another iteration of the culture’s desire to be satisfied outside of God. A long time ago a naked man and a naked woman walked away from God (Genesis 3:6). Their shift from God unwittingly created another culture—a culture that promoted a to Read
17Feb
When your leadership does not model transparency (podcast transcript) NS

When your leadership does not model transparency (podcast transcript)

You can listen to the full podcast here: I appreciated your webinar on how to do small group life. In it you talked about modeling transparency—talking about how we must be what we want others to become, and in the church setting how that kind of modeling must begin with the leadership. My over-arching questions are: What if the leadership does not model transparency? How are we to respond? How am I to respond?  Two of my underlying questions are: Do you have any suggestions for overcoming the inertia of legalism, self-righteousness (i.e. “denial of depravity”), performance-orientation, and a general Read
15Feb
Setting aside your desires to lead your husband NS

Setting aside your desires to lead your husband

Listen to Rick read this post: A wife can be a husband’s greatest asset or his greatest liability. I think most of us know this, but I wonder how many wives have thought through how to be an asset to their husbands by humbly leading them, even while being submitted to them. Though the wife is called to a particular role of submission in the marriage, it does not mean she cannot be a Christlike leadership example to him. With this in mind, may I ask you a couple of questions about how you humbly lead your husband by your example? How Read
13Feb
Reason to be angry? NS

Abortion, racism, and why lives matter

Listen to Rick read this post: I consider involuntary slavery, a never-failing fountain of the grossest immorality, and one of the deepest sources of human misery; it hangs like the mantle of night over our republic, and shrouds its rising glories. I sincerely pity the man who tinges his hand in the unhallowed thing that is fraught with the tears, and sweat, and groans, and blood of hapless millions of innocent, unoffending people. - Reverend John Rankin, Letters On American Slavery Addressed To Mr. Thomas Rankin (1833) There was a time in the United States where everyday people were involved Read
12Feb
Mind mapping how you can change someone’s life

Mind mapping a seven step strategy to change someone’s life

Special Announcement – Starting February 17, I will be teaching a ten lesson conference in Greenville, SC at Summit Church. Same conference taught on two different nights for ten weeks. Learn more here Pre-register here Listen to Rick read this post: In Philippians 4:8-9, the apostle Paul gives us a profound and powerful strategy for our thought life. He goes so far as to say that how we think can be transformative in the lives of others.[ref]These are my sermon notes from Fellowship Greenville. Click Read
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