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Ep. 367 Is It Wise for Me to Attend a Sovereign Grace Church?

Ep. 367 Is It Wise for Me to Attend a Sovereign Grace Church

Shows Main Idea – Because of my former relationship with Sovereign Grace Ministries, now Sovereign Grace Churches, people come to me asking for my take on that organization. They are frequently asking because they are in a Sovereign Grace church or are thinking about attending… Continue Reading …

When the Thing That Protects You Becomes Your Prison

When the Thing that Protects You Becomes Your Prison

Some relationships can become so painful that you must retreat while implementing self-protective measures to prevent being hurt again. The unintended consequence is that the strategies for protection can imprison you, which is what happened to Mable. Her husband was harming her so she did… Continue Reading …

Ep. 362 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

Ep. 362 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

Shows Main Idea – What would you do if Mark Driscoll was your pastor? You decide to stay in the church, but you’re opposed to the language, bullying, manipulation, and narcissism. How would you respond? Would you self-censor? Would you seek to be part of… Continue Reading …

What Qualities Do You Look for in a Pastor?

What Qualities Do You Look for in a Pastor

One of the most important questions you’ll ask when looking for a new church is whether the pastor is leading the local church. What best describes your pastor? How does he affect others? Can he care for your soul? Finding a pastor is a tedious… Continue Reading …

How the Ongoing Sin of Others Impacts Your Health

How the Ongoing Sin of Others Impacts Your Health01

The interplay between our physical and spiritual selves does not get enough talk time within the Christian community, especially how a conflict between two people can lead to diminishing health. I have counseled some couples with declining health problems that parallel the acrimonious relationships with… Continue Reading …

Ep. 359 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 7

Ep. 359 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 7

Shows Main Idea – In this episode of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill from Christianity Today, the primary talking point is the church’s leadership. Should you have a group of leaders or one man at the top. In the case of Mars Hill,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 358 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 6

Ep. 358 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 6 (1)

Shows Main Idea – This sixth edition of Christianity Today’s podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, discusses the brand and how to promote yourself to become somebody. Then Mike Cosper shared how Mark Driscoll associated himself with the gospel community to spread… Continue Reading …

Ep. 357 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 5

Ep. 357 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 5

Shows Main Idea – This review is of episode five in The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast series from Christianity Today. It begins with a warning similar to the last episode about prescreening before listening to it with others. This episode is not… 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 …

Ep. 353 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 1

Ep. 353 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 1 Response

Shows Main Idea – Christianity Today (CT) put together a multi-episode podcast series that chronicles the story of Mars Hill Church (MH) led by Mark Driscoll. The church was planted in 1996 and dissolved in 2014. At its height, they had 15,000+ attendees/members from fifteen… Continue Reading …