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When Confidentiality Is Smuggled Into Christianity

Confidentiality within a Christian worldview is a biblical anomaly. What I mean is that it’s a cultural idea that has crept into a Christian way of thinking about relationships. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

A Crazy Idea For Sanctification: the Local Church

A Crazy Idea For Sanctification the Local Church (1)

One-to-one interaction is the most efficient way to help another person change. For too many believers, discipleship in a community, in the context of a local church, is not the norm. Favorite books and preachers become our disciplers, which is not God’s best no matter… Continue Reading …

Warning: There Is an Algorithmic Version of You on the Internet

Warning_ There Is an Algorithmic Version of You On the Internet

An algorithm is a formula for collecting data about you to make your life better, so they say. It’s a collection of data bits that reflects your Internet habits; it’s a cyber-reflection of you. In marketing, an algorithm on a person helps sellers target specific… Continue Reading …

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

My friend has a hidden, secret sin, which she is afraid to confess to me. I see her in bondage to what she has done and was wondering if it is right or would it be helpful if she confessed her sin to me. What… Continue Reading …

Should I Say Something about Someone Who Is Messing Up?

Should I Say Something about Someone Who Is Messing Up?

Member Question – I have a friend that I believe needs to make some changes in his life. How should I let him know what I am thinking? He is not sinning, but I believe he is making some unwise choices. If he changes, I… Continue Reading …

Should I Keep My Friend’s Sin Secret?

Your friend comes to you with a secret sin. How would you respond to him? You are his accountability partner, and he asks you to keep his sin confidential. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Gossip: When Someone Says Bad Things About You

There are many sides to gossip. Sometimes it’s a sin. Other times it’s not gossip at all. How you think about and respond to what others say about you will make all the difference in the world. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

The Necessity Of “Critiquing” Authority Structures

Often a subordinate in a relationship comes to our ministry, asking if it is okay to have a voice within their hierarchal structure. The follower is afraid to bring critique to what they are experiencing. You may want to read: The Power Of the Critical… Continue Reading …

Ep. 61 Ten Great Ideas When Caring for Couples

Shows Main Idea – What are some helpful ideas when counseling couples together? I’m not looking for content like how to counsel anger or unforgiveness, but I’d like to know some of the methods you use or think about when you meet with couples. This… Continue Reading …

Ep. 25 How To Talk Behind Someone’s Back?

Shows Main Idea –  How to talk behind someone’s back is a relevant topic that has many biblical layers. There is a way to share things about others while guarding your heart and the character of the person you’re talking about outside of their presence.… Continue Reading …