.
.

Author Archive: Bruce Gust

The Pitch

I teach an 8th Grade Boys Sunday School class. I’m often encouraging them to be able to state what they believe and why without stumbling and mumbling their way through a bunch of clichés and...

The Butterfly Effect

“The Butterfly Effect” is a book written by Andy Andrews. He starts off by introducing Edward Lorenz who presented a hypothesis to the New York Academy of Science. He is theory was that: “A...

The Strenuous Life – the Mindset of a “Muscular Christian”

…I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes,...

The God Gap

  The Traveler’s Gift “The Final Summit” is a book by Andy Andrews. He’s an author that has a fascinating testimony of how he went from being homeless, living under a pier in the...

The Difference Between Facts and Truth

Assessment versus Response A “fact” is an accurate assessment of a situation. “Truth” is an accurate response to a situation. While the two words are often used interchangeably, it’s...

Duck Dynasty (Part Three) – What Tolerance Truly Is

The challenge is: How do I talk with someone in a way that make Christ look appealing when their whole approach to life and morality is based on a platform that dismisses Biblical Absolutes as...

Duck Dynasty (Part Two) – More Than Strategic

Honesty, Compassion, Equality and Kindness The recent comments of Phil Robertson, as far as his disagreeing with the homosexual lifestyle is neither inaccurate nor cruel, they’re just not welcome....

Duck Dynasty (Part One) – Earn the Right to be Heard

“Duck Dynasty” is the most successful show in cable television history.1  Recently, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Robertson family and founder of the “Duck Commander”...

Your Everyday Gauntlet

A Gauntlet is most usually thought of as the armored glove worn by knights of old. It also refers to an ancient form of discipline where a criminal was forced to walk between two columns of...

Goals: Identify, Magnify and Clarify

New Year’s Resolutions are typical this time of year. But regardless of the calendar date, setting goals is an important step to take in order to achieve the success you’re targeting. There are...