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Author Archive: Bruce Gust

The Edge of God

I’m reading a book right now that has a young, idealistic guy determined to prove that he has what it takes to be an agent within an organization whose job it is to fight and bring to justice those...

There is Such a Thing as “Muscular Christianity”

Think about this: Being fit spiritually needs to be approached with the same kind of resolve that one deploys in the context of being physically fit. Reason being is that I’m not going to...

Thomas Jefferson at Ten Years Old

It wasn’t that long ago if you were old enough to work, you were an adult. That means by the time we were getting our Learner’s Permit, George Washington had already completed surveying...

Productivity or Activity?

Sometimes you just don’t have time to waste, you know? You’ll sit down to do something and you find yourself involuntarily doing a bunch of things simultaneously, or at least it feels like it....

Lap of Gratitude

There’s a park nearby that features a trail which provides a great route for runners in that it’s a little less than a mile and winds through trees and some picturesque scenery. It also...

A Life That Looks Rewarding as Opposed to an Existence That Looks Restricted

I saw a thread celebrating the decision of the Supreme Court that moved the debate pertaining to same-sex marriage a little farther down the road as far as legalizing it. Some think this is a good...

My Imaginary Conversation with Oprah

Oprah has been quoted as having said that her view of God was changed after hearing her pastor refer to God as “jealous.” This is an imaginary conversation between Oprah and myself where...

I Ain’t Innocent!

While innocence is sometimes perceived as a social liability, it’s actually a good thing and commanded in Scripture In addition to innocence, we’re also commanded to be shrewd. So be...

Reinforcing the Problem or Selling the Solution?

Share on Facebook Last night I was listening to a Minister to speak and it struck me how much preaching is done “at” people. Mind you, this is a great guy and he’s a good communicator. But the...

Do You Have to Have a Relationship With Christ in Order to Succeed?

Do you need a relationship with Christ in order to make money? No. You can be rolling in cash and not be inclined to honor God so that’s obvious. But you need a relationship with Christ in...