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Category Archive: Discipleship, Self Improvement

I Can’t Find My Keys

Keys. They can be the most exasperating little “jingle” in your pocket. They’re always there when you’re not looking for them, but woe to the person who’s in a hurry and...

Financial Planning When You’re Not, You Don’t, You Can’t and You Won’t

A Healthy Desire On one hand, you’ve got greed and a “love of money.” (1 Tim 6:10) On the other hand, you have a healthy desire to succeed (Josh 1:8) and prosper (1 Chron 4:10)....

A Position of Strength

Overcoming Adversity There was a time I worked for a guy who, although he was good to me, was the kind of character where if you were interested in securing a favorable deal for yourself, you needed...

I Despise My Own Life – How to Handle Depression

Sadness, Regret and Reflection With Robin Williams’ recent death comes a wave of emotions: Sadness, regret and also reflection. Robin didn’t die due to an accident. He intentionally took his own...

What is “Muscular Christianity?”

A Brief History If you’re thinking you’ve heard the term “Muscular Christianity” before, you probably have. The YMCA was a byproduct of the movement that went by the same name...

Defense #1

Here’s one of several “defenses” that I wrote as part of an imaginary conversation with someone who’s skeptical of the Christian faith. The challenge is to sound compelling by...

On the Outside Looking In

“Are you a Christian?” There are a lot of people who will answer “Yes” to that question. But if you ask them to elaborate you get stuff like “I believe in God”...

The Right to be Wrong

The total population of the United States was reduced by 2% as a result of the casualties inflicted by the Civil War.1 It wasn’t fought over economic disputes. Financial disagreements are quickly...

Faith Versus Fiction

You’ve heard the statement “It takes more faith to be an atheist…” I’ve concluded that when you’re conversing with a non-believer, that’s not a strategic contribution to the dialogue....

Good Copies – The Inerrancy of Scripture (Part One)

I) Intro When you’re talking about the infallibility of Scripture, you’re discussing something that goes beyond the mere academic evaluation of the Bible’s integrity. Ultimately, it’s about...