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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 …

The Care of Souls Is Mostly about Prayer and Prophecy

Discipleship Is Mostly about Prayer and Prophecy

A friend asked what I would say to a counselee I have yet to meet. I said that I have no idea what I would say until I meet them. I’m not sure what he wants or what he is going to ask me. I don’t… Continue Reading …

Take the World’s Greatest Personality Test To See What Type You Are

Take the World's Greatest Personality Test to See What Type You Are

One of the many peculiarities of our over-psychologized age is our culture’s affinity for their various attempts to figure out personalities. The peculiarity is not so much with our culture’s fascination with the personality and human condition, as it is how the church has jumped… Continue Reading …

How to Help People with Different Opinions When Both Are Right

Cornelius Van Til said there are no neutral facts. Meaning, two people can look at the same thing and come away with differing perspectives, and both of them are right. For example, a married couple can talk about the same event in different ways, and… Continue Reading …

The Unintended Danger of the Principle-Driven Life

The Unintended Danger of the Principle-Driven Life

One of the downsides of dividing the Bible into chapters and verses is that it can create a principle-driven discipleship methodology. What I mean is that we can turn the Bible into nuggets, snippets, and tips that are not in the context of the passage… Continue Reading …

You Can Do Better Than a Bible Study: Spend Time with God

You Can Do Better Than a Bible Study: Spend Time with God

Have you ever thought about the difference between spending time with God alone versus doing a Bible study? Did you know there is a transformative, relational difference between those two disciplines? Though both of them are vital for your growth, one can be much better… Continue Reading …

Manipulating Others With the Things That Have Happened to You

Overcoming past disappointments are hard enough in themselves. But sometimes, our inability to move forward is self-inflicted, as we use our past disappointments to gain acceptance, love, respect, and pity from others. Biff was such a person. Clinging to the past, not only gave him… Continue Reading …

Knowing What to Do But Not Doing It Is a Problem

God’s mercy comes to us without conditions but does not proceed without our cooperation. So too our aid must begin freely, regardless of the recipient’s merits. But our mercy must increasingly demand change, or it is not really love. – Timothy J. Keller, Ministries of… Continue Reading …

How to Agree to Disagree and Still Enjoy Each Other

Some conflict does not end with an agreement. There are times when the best you can do is “agree to disagree.” As you think about this popular cliche, it’s vital to start with your heart motivations rather than the thing that is dividing you. In… Continue Reading …

Start Here When Working through Personal Hurt

When a problem happens or someone does something to hurt you, where do you begin working through this relational problem? What is your starting point? May I make a suggestion to help you work through hurts, whether they are of your making or what someone… Continue Reading …