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What Is the Best Solution for the Gun Control Problem?

What Is the Best Solution for the Gun Control Problem

When mass shootings happen in our country, many reasonable people stand on both sides of the gun control debate. A mass shooting story rips all of our hearts out. It is nearly impossible to comprehend. It does not matter how many times you hear of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 312 A Cancel Culture Manipulates Everyone to See Things as They Do

Ep. 312 A Cancel Culture Manipulates Everyone to See Things As They Do

Shows Main Idea – The cancel culture is a leaderless mob of like-minded activists who use manipulative tactics to browbeat everyone else into conforming to their dictates. Because there is no leader, it makes it hard to push against them. It’s an idea, worldview, presupposition,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 310 Mix Power with Disdain for Others: You Get Cancel Culture

Ep. 310 Mix Power with Disdain for Others_ You Get Cancel Culture

Shows Main Idea – What is the cancel culture? How does it happen, and possibly more importantly, what can we do about it? Canceling out others has reached pandemic proportions, and it’s no longer the entertainment and media elites as its prey. They are coming… Continue Reading …

Ep. 307 Stop Using My Resources to Make a Person Conform

Stop Using My Resources As a Cudgel to Make a Person Conform
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Shows Main Idea – I received this email from a hurting wife who said, “My husband is abusive. He followed you and sent so many articles from you to me, showing how I needed to change. I know you don’t like the word abuse, so… Continue Reading …

How to Train Your Flea, or How to Control Others

How To Train Your Flea, Or How To Control Others

Have you ever trained a flea? It’s a simple process. You place a flea or a flock of fleas (not sure if flock is the right word) in a Mason jar and tighten the lid. Next, you leave the flea(s) in the jar for three… Continue Reading …

Ep. 297 Knowing How to Live Out Practical Forgiveness Is Essential

Ep. 297 Knowing How to Live Out Practical Forgiveness Is Essential

Shows Main Idea – Forgiveness is a multifaceted opportunity for two people to reconcile after there is a transgression. Because of the complexity of sin and the complications of some relationships, it’s not always straightforward. Each person must work hard to understand biblical forgiveness and… Continue Reading …

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked me for advice on helping someone who has gone through some deep hurts in her life. The horrific events were patterns, not an isolated episode. When assisting a hurting person, you must marshall many biblical helpers because of… Continue Reading …

Do You Know How to Use the Unwanted Sin in Your Life Sinlessly?

Do You Know How to Use the Unwanted Sin In Your Life Sinlessly?

Are you able to use sin sinlessly? I am asking how do you respond to the inevitableness of sin in your life, whether it is yours or someone else’s? When wickedness comes, it will drive us in one of two directions. We will either fixate… Continue Reading …

Ep. 294 What Is the Best Way to Start a Ministry Similar to Yours?

Ep. 294 What Is the Best Way to Start a Ministry Similar to Yours?

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked Rick for the best way to start a ministry like his. She was inspired to share the practical gospel of Christ with a hurting world. The current downward spiral of cultural and political climate is what’s motivating her.… Continue Reading …

Learning How to Take All Your Bad Thoughts Captive

Have you ever accused yourself of something that was not true? It’s when you gaslight yourself: telling yourself something that is not true. Any false argument launched against yourself can turn into a stronghold in your mind that could be spiritually debilitating. You are susceptible… Continue Reading …