How Your Faith Can Make You Whole

How Your Faith Can Make You Whole

When Jesus says, “Your faith has made you whole,” what does he mean? Among most Christians today, there are two competing interpretations. On the one hand are those who emphasize the power of one’s faith. The more faith you have, the more likely you are to receive a...
What Does it Mean to Be Fully Committed to God?

What Does it Mean to Be Fully Committed to God?

This is a question I’ve been pondering over quite often lately. What does it actually look like to be fully committed to God? A fully devoted disciple of Christ? To be “all in”? I’ve had to honestly own up to the fact that my answer to this...
10 Books That Have Reshaped My Faith

10 Books That Have Reshaped My Faith

When I was seventeen, I started growing in my Christian faith. I went back to church with my girlfriend (now wife) and I was welcomed by her very loving family and her very loving church. I visited a Christian bookstore at the mall for the first time in my life when...
You Can’t Multi-Task, But Can You Multi-Career?

You Can’t Multi-Task, But Can You Multi-Career?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the idea of whether you should focus your life on one single purpose and pathway, or get involved in all of the various things that interest you. We’ve all heard the stories of the people who did amazing things by...
How to Avoid Hitting People When You Feel Angry

How to Avoid Hitting People When You Feel Angry

Should you slap people when they make you mad? No. Granted, it happens sometimes. Sometimes it even happens on a stage on live television with millions of people watching. But it’s definitely not an appropriate or acceptable (or legal) way to handle your emotions. And...
Going the Wrong Way On the Way to the Right Way

Going the Wrong Way On the Way to the Right Way

Nobody is better at speaking truth in love than my wife, Angie. She’s a skilled therapist, but goes easy on me as I try to swim to the depths with her when it comes to the heart. The other day, she gave me a children’s book called What the Road Said. The picture above...
I Don’t Know Yet, But I Can Tell You What I Think

I Don’t Know Yet, But I Can Tell You What I Think

At the ripe old age of 19, I was married and serving as the Senior Pastor of a small church in rural Arkansas. And I knew it all. It wasn’t until years later that I realized not only how little I actually knew, but how freeing and empowering it is to acknowledge...
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