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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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Building Emotional Integrity II. | What Differentiation of Self is NOT

Building Emotional Integrity II. | What Differentiation of Self is NOT

In this installment I want to offer a contrast. In our first post Building Emotional Integrity I. | Differentiation of Self we defined the concept of self-differentiation. But I want to clarify it a bit more here. Sometimes a principle can be easily misunderstood. So the common pedagogical practice of also defining what it is not can easily dispel common misconceptions…

Learning to Forgive Yourself | Understanding Our Projected and Protected Identity

Learning to Forgive Yourself | Understanding Our Projected and Protected Identity

We normally put our best foot forward conveniently leaving out the details we do not like. For simplicity’s sake, we can call this our projected identity. It is the personal narrative that we “want” people to know about us. Or perhaps more importantly it is the way we want people to perceive and think about us. We could think of it like painting a picture. A skilled artist paints the picture he wants his audience to see; a skilled author writes a story she wants her readers to read…

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Hey everyone, Last week I shared How To Develop The Mind Of Christ | 5 Keys In Sanctification.  These five points are as follows: 1. The Mind of Christ is a Gift2. The Mind of Christ is Shaped Through the Holy Spirit3. The Mind of Christ is Ours to Steward4. The Mind of Christ is Stewarded by Faith5. The Mind of Christ is the Wheelhouse of the Body That post gave me some good opportunities to reflect on its content….

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Learning How to Think about Your Thinking

Learning How to Think about Your Thinking

Awareness of Our Awareness Our thinking is perhaps the most involuntary, most instinctual function of being human.  We think without thinking! This is because there are different centers of the brain. And if you do not learn to tell them where to get off, they will take over. The biggest problem we have in conducting ourselves is lacking “awareness of our awareness.” Why is this? We typically work from the wrong region of the brain. That Sneaky Little Lizard Brain…

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