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An Analysis of How To Destroy a Family, Church, or Country

An Analysis of How to Destroy a Family, Church, or Country

I listened to a podcast from Bret Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, where they talked about what is happening to our country, how we got this way, and a possible path forward. I will not repeat what Brett and Heather said here but will… Continue Reading …

How To Think about a God Who Permits Sin in Your Life

How to Think About a God Who Permits Sin In Your Life

How many ways are available from the Lord to help you grow up in Christ? Most folks would say things like the Bible, prayer, church, and close friends. They are correct. Those are four essential means of grace for maturing in Christlikeness. Here’s one more.… Continue Reading …

Fellowship Is the Missing Link in Most Relationships

Fellowship Is the Missing Link In Most Relationships

Many marriages, families, and churches have a common link—a missing one. In a word, it’s fellowship. I’m not speaking of having a social conversation with someone. Biblically speaking, fellowship is when two or more people willingly, humbly, openly, transparently, honestly, and vulnerably share themselves reciprocally,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Show’s Main Idea – My Mastermind student asked me about a 2,000 member church that does not broadcast their church meetings during the COVID-19 season. She asked for my perspective. What do you think? Should a church not preach sermons to its members if they… Continue Reading …

Ep. 243 How To Leave Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Ep. 243 How to Leave a Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Show’s Main Idea – I interact with folks leaving ministries regularly, which reminds me of something many believers don’t think about, which is showing honor to the leadership before you leave. In the last three weeks, I’ve had three encounters with people leaving churches or… Continue Reading …

Excellent Ideas That Will Help Your Church Before It’s Too Late

Excellent Ideas That Will Help Your Church Before It's Too Late

Everyone is carrying a silent disease in their body. You don’t know it and won’t know it until there is a visible manifestation of it. In some cases, it’s too late. The local church is similar. Sin is a silent killer that can infect an… Continue Reading …

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It’s Frustrating

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It's Frustrating

Shows Main Idea – One of the more common and often accurate complaints about a local church is the lack of openness among the people. This problem is not isolated to merely one church, but a typical struggle for many. The critical question in this podcast… Continue Reading …

The Dangerous Dark Side of a Shared Belief System

There is a psychological positive within any community that has a shared belief system. You believe the same things, and you benefit from the relationships that flow out of those shared beliefs. The dangerous dark side of these communities is when you compromise what you… Continue Reading …

Ep. 186 One Reason Teens Are Leaving the Church

Shows Main Idea – After the Lord regenerated me in 1984, I found a local church. It was a “three-to-thrive church,” which means you went to corporate meetings twice on Sunday and once on Wednesday. The local church was the center of our social lives.… Continue Reading …

Interview with Pastor Mike Hawkins about Caring for Others

I interviewed my friend, Pastor Mike Hawkins about his life, pastoring, counseling, and how our ministry intersects with his on a day-to-day basis. I have known Mike for a few years, and we have been in the trenches with many counseling situations. Listen to the… Continue Reading …