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Revenge: When Evil Comes to You

What would you do if you had the opportunity to get even with someone who hurt you? What if the hurt was irrevocable? What they did to you changed you forever? What would you do? Would you want revenge? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Be Honest or Your Conscience Will Take Revenge On You

Be Honest or Your Conscience Will Take Its Revenge On You

You don’t want to be a dull Christian. You don’t want to harden your conscience. You have a choice. You can speak the truth, specifically about yourself. If you don’t, your conscience will take its revenge on you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Ep. 356 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 4

Ep. 356 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 4

Shows Main Idea – This review is of episode four in the Christianity Today (CT) series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. CT warns the listeners that you may want to prescreen this episode due to the sexual nature and language. I concur. It… Continue Reading …

9/11: A Study in Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

911 A Study in Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

We will never forget the tragedy of 9/11. Many of us remember where we were on that tragic day. I was sitting in my counseling office when the news came. It continues to boggle the mind to think how anyone could be so twisted that… Continue Reading …

Whose Reputation Is Most Important to You, Practically Speaking?

Whose Reputation Is Most Important to You, Practically Speaking

When it comes to our reputations, the Christian has two choices from which to choose. We can build a personal, sacred monument to ourselves, or we can choose to enhance the reputation of Christ. When we take our theological exams, we know which box to… Continue Reading …

Investigating Legalism—Where in the World Is Worldliness?

Investigating Legalism—Where in the World Is Worldliness

Where in the world is worldliness? How you answer this question will determine how you live out your Christian experience in God’s world. Your “system of Christian practice” flows from how you answer the worldliness question. Let’s investigate legalism. In this series: Part One and… Continue Reading …

Here Are Rick’s Counseling Notes with a Counselee on Guilt and Fear

Here Are Rick's Counseling Notes On Guilt and Fear with a Counselee01

These are the actual counseling notes from a friend that I met with for counseling. She permitted me to share them, which I altered slightly and flattened out for public distribution. Counseling notes miss a lot of data. While they cover the breadth of one… Continue Reading …

The Perfect Remedy for Those People Who Annoy You

The Perfect Remedy for Those People Who Annoy You

Do you love Jesus with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:36-40)? Do you not particularly care for all of His children? Is there any individual in the body of Christ with whom you find it hard to like? Perhaps you can… Continue Reading …

Ep. 334 Does Watching the Chosen Violate the Second Commandment?

Ep. 334 Does Watching the Chosen Violate the Second Commandment

Shows Main Idea – The Chosen television series is a wildly popular multi-season production about the apostles’ lives. Of course, Jesus is a central character in their lives. However, many believers have shared how they would not watch The Chosen because it breaks the second commandment—Exodus 20:4-6. In this… Continue Reading …

How to Think about Losing a Family Member through Murder

How to Think About Losing a Family Member Through Murder

On April 18, 1997, I got the call that nobody ever wants to receive. My sister-in-law called to let me know that she killed my brother. I remember writing in my journal that it was a sunny, 67-degree day. It was a perfect day—until that… Continue Reading …