Category Archives: Antagonists

Resolving conflicts among Christians

Jesus anticipated fractures in Christian fellowship. We should not be surprised by them but ready to seek reconciliation. Continue reading

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Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They savor bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from them. Continue reading

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Listen. Learn. Live.

Listen to 8 short radio clips from my daily program. Continue reading

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3 motivations for protecting unity

1. The prayer of Jesus John 17:23 -Jesus prayed, “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” 2. The passion of God Proverbs 6:16,19 – “There … Continue reading

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Are you a hate-monger and a bigot?

If you oppose gay marriage, you’re told that you have irrational phobias; that you’re a hate-monger, bigot and guilty of discrimination. Why do people allow this kind of school-yard bullying to scare them into acquiescing to a militant agenda to force one sexual lifestyle on the vast majority of Americans? Continue reading

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Two essential movements for protecting unity

Two motions or forces of movement serve as helpful illustrations of the function of a healthy core group in any organization. Continue reading

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Are you discouraged by disunity?

There are many threats to Christian unity but the key to unity in a Church is not the absence of conflict but a shared commitment to pursue reconciliation when conflict occurs Continue reading

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