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Identity

In this article, I would like to talk to you about identity—who we perceive ourselves to be, who we are, and who we are becoming. As Christians, this is of foremost importance for it is at the nucleus of our being. Everything we will do in our life, the path we follow and the journey … Continue reading Identity

Spiritual Disciplines and the Transformed Life

In this article we will discuss spiritual disciplines; what they are, their purpose and what they contribute toward our experience of God leading us toward spiritual maturity and transformation. The aim or goal of practicing spiritual disciplines is to engage with God so we may experience Him in a deeper more impactful way and subsequently … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines and the Transformed Life

The Question of Motive

Every counselor or therapists approaches a session with a counselee with a certain set of presuppositions, a paradigm if you will, by which they understand the person. This points to the need for a model—a biblical model—by which we view behaviors, so we can help the person to gain victory over sin and emotional problems … Continue reading The Question of Motive

The Relationship Between Alienation and Mass Shootings

Alienation is somewhat of a new phenomenon that has gained the attention of psychologists and therapists alike due to its far-reaching impact into the lives of those struggling with it as well as society at large. Unfortunately, the impact of this emotional problem for the nation is just beginning to be realized as it has … Continue reading The Relationship Between Alienation and Mass Shootings

To The Heart Of The Matter

I watched The Pirates of the Caribbean with the kids last weekend.  I found it interesting the emphasis the pirates in the movie placed on "keeping the code."  Have you ever noticed that even people of low morals have a code by which they live. – as if to think that adherence to a certain … Continue reading To The Heart Of The Matter

Muslims On My Street

Muslims were on my street corner last week waving banners that read "Muhammad is the true prophet of God."  They were shouting out at cars and stopping traffic calling Christians to denounce Jesus Christ.  Also last week, Muslims protested in a small Texas town proclaiming their allegiance to the Quran and stating that the federal … Continue reading Muslims On My Street

The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians

The book of Hosea describes Hosea’s marriage to Gomer and its prophetic meaning for Israel.  Verse one of Hosea provides us with the names of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; kings of Judah, and the name of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.  The span of which, is approximately thirty years leading … Continue reading The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians