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Ep. 329 Webinar: Persevering When Life Turns You Upside Down

Ep. 329 Webinar Persevering When Life Turns You Upside Down

Shows Main Idea – Have you ever been discouraged? Silly question, I know. You are human, and you have battled our discouraging foe. Finite people living in an uncontrollable, infinite world creates a formula that leads to despair. Throw sin into the mix, and discouragement… Continue Reading …

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Shows Main Idea – Understanding someone is more in-depth than understanding what is happening to a person. Too often, hurt people only want someone to understand them so that they feel affirmation and validation. This critical need is one of six things that make up… 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 …

Ep. 258 Suffering and Leadership, the Gifts You Need

Ep. 258 Suffering and Leadership, the Gifts You Need

Have you ever thought about how suffering is a leadership gift? Meaning, if you suffer without leading yourself through it, you may not suffer well. When a person is suffering, they must know how to lead themselves through it or become victims of their suffering.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 236 When Is It Right and Wrong to Disobey the Government?

Ep. 236 When Is It Right and Wrong to Disobey the Government?

Shows Main Idea – It’s an age-old question that has not lost relevance, even in our post-modern culture. The tension that each Christian has to wrestle with is, should we obey God or the state? When is it right or wrong to disobey the government? The… Continue Reading …

Ep. 234 The Unintended But Strangely Helpful Benefit of Coronavirus

Ep. 234 The Unintended But Strangely Helpful Benefit of Coronavirus

Shows Main Idea – In America, we have the luxury of creating disorders. It’s what happens after you become spoiled. You lose focus and drift toward the worse parts of human fallenness. Some folks talk about this perspective when they say idle hands are the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 232 Vaneetha Risner: The Scars That Have Shaped Me

Ep. 232 Vaneetha Risner_ The Scars That Have Shaped Me

Shows Main Idea – Vaneetha Risner, author of, The Scars That Have Shaped Me, details the suffering in her life, and how the Lord has sustained her through it all. The doctors misdiagnosed her with polio as an infant, which led to 21 surgeries before… Continue Reading …

Ep. 210 Six Non-negotiable Qualities of an Excellent Counselor

Shows Main Idea – Most Christians know that all Christians can counsel (Romans 15:14). Biblical counselors have been beating that drum for years. And we also know that there are gradations within the counseling demographic; some are formal, and others are informal counselors. The question is,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 194 The Cyclic Effect of Cynicism, and the Cure

Shows Main Idea – When disappointments accumulate in a person’s life, there is a strong temptation to give up. But more than giving up, the disappointed soul becomes bitter, suspicious, and even hostile toward the hope of a better kind of life. The Christian cynic… Continue Reading …

Ep. 187 Is Depression a Sin When Others Abuse You?

Shows Main Idea – The question that I’m posing in the title of this podcast has several layers, and it’s vital that you move slowly and think deeply about my response to this common struggle. If you understand this problem biblically, it will serve you… Continue Reading …