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What Are You to Do When God Does Not Respond Like You Hoped?

What Are You to Do When God Does Not Respond Like You Hoped

Humans were created for worship; it’s part of our ontology—the nature of our being—as determined by our Creator. You will worship something. If you worship the living God in spirit and truth, you will be transformed into His likeness; if you worship any version of… Continue Reading …

How Does Your Faith Govern Your Heart This Election Season?

How Does Your Faith Govern Your Heart This Election Season?

When recently doing a study on Moses, something grabbed my attention this time, and it wasn’t the usual question of how anyone can live off manna for so long. The first chapter of Exodus gives us a glimpse into the lives of a truly remarkable… Continue Reading …

God Is Not on Your Side: You’re on His Side, or You’re Not

God Is Not On Your Side_ You're On His Side, or You're Not

Imperfect people steward neither blessings nor trials well. As Martin Luther said, we are curved inward on ourselves, meaning that self-interest rather than God’s glory or others’ good is what generally rules us, causing us to respond poorly to virtually everything that happens to us.… Continue Reading …

Behind Your Mask Is the Real Battle: Who Owns the Truth?

Behind Your Mask Is the Real Battle_ Who Owns the Truth_

Whether it is masks, Covid-19 information, rioters/protestors, the character of presidential candidates, etc., people are positioning themselves based upon what they perceive to be true concerning these various issues. Still, most everyone is becoming unconformable and irritated at all the misinformation and confusion that abounds.… Continue Reading …

When People Make Black Lives Matter to Destroy a Country

If black lives truly matter to you, and they should, then you will support the people who protect black lives the most. But unlike the narrative being propagated in mainstream media, it is not the liberal group Black Lives Matter, which exists to fund the… Continue Reading …

How Do You Respond When Abuse and Submission Collide?

How Do You Respond When Abuse and Submission Collide_

I will never forget the first time that I confronted a verbally abusive husband during a counseling session. As with many authoritarian husbands, this particular man declared his harsh treatment of his wife to be his biblical duty—a perceived badge of honor. As with far… Continue Reading …

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When you see unkindness in others, do you quickly recognize it for what it is? Do the vitriol on the Internet or your more challenging interpersonal relationships bother you? Are you quick to call out uncharitable judgments? What about you? Do you see traces of… Continue Reading …

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

One of the most effective leadership opportunities that you will have is to ask those close to you how they perceive you. And because we all struggle with anger, asking if they see you as an angry person is an excellent query for them. It… Continue Reading …

How to Break the Power of Self When You Abide in Christ

Inconsistency in your walk can indicate a breakdown in abiding; the process of maintaining a full, dependent, and intimate relationship with God through following Christ. Read the Series: Chapter 1 – The Dynamics of the Old and New Selves Chapter 2 – When Your Preferred… Continue Reading …

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

You’ve heard the expression, “we can agree to disagree.” It’s catchy, but how are you when it comes to disagreeing with someone who believes differently from you? Are you quick to attack and slow to think? Do your passions run ahead of any redemptive possibilities… Continue Reading …