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Be Great at Who You Are | Learning to Accept Yourself

Be Great at Who You Are | Learning to Accept Yourself

What kind of person do you want to be? That is a question I ask myself a lot. The answer is interesting. The answer to this can be a little elusive. The world around us constantly temps us to think wrongly about ourselves. For example, whenever I begin to hammer in my username and password into the login form of My LinkedIn, there staring back at me are the words, “Be great at what you do.” We all want to…

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Redeeming the Emotions

Redeeming the Emotions

The emotions are an oddity of our human makeup. They play so much a part of our daily lives, often without us knowing it. The are constantly changing, swinging our mood with the moment, and more often than not, we are quite unaware of it. We know things are changing but not with the sense of “wow” my emotions just did XYZ. How Emotions Hijack Our Best Thinking The reason this is important is because of the role emotions make…

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Are You A “Good Person?” and the Question of Moral Depravity

Are You A “Good Person?” and the Question of Moral Depravity

I am chilled by the above picture recently shared by the Canadian Museum for Human rights. It is a great candid shot of a bunch of normal “twenty-sum-things” enjoying some time off. Look at their faces! They are smiling, having a grand time. You can see the three young men eating up the attention of this cadre of attractive young women. It is a regular summer day and these young folks seem to be doing what any their age would be doing, having a bunch of innocent flirtatious fun. The only caveat to this group is that…

“Acceptable Sins” and Why The Church Needs the Gospel

“Acceptable Sins” and Why The Church Needs the Gospel

Recently I had the privilege of hearing a preacher bring the word of God to a congregation. He challenged me in some ways. However coming away from the sermon, I was a bit disturbed. I generally do not like to assume a posture of critique toward a preacher or sermon, it is not healthy because both lose, but especially the listener.   Nevertheless as the church engages the culture, which includes the Church itself, how we articulate ourselves is something we…

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The Church and Political Change | How Should we Respond?

The Church and Political Change | How Should we Respond?

This last week marked the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. In general we do not like political or social change. For some Trump is being hailed as a political Savior as Obama was eight years ago. For others, a Trump presidency marks the apocalyptic end of our Republic. Of course, neither are true. What is different this election is how the Church, in all its forms seems so much more divided. Hardcore Republicans and many Christians dissociated with Trump….

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