Politics, culture and the role of law are agents of change that seem essential to our existence. These means offer limited solutions to some of our problems and offer the potential to promote human flourishing. But we have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
Posted in Addiction, Anthropology, Atheism, Behavior, Change, Character, Christian life, Christian worldview, Church and State, Common grace, Counseling, Earth, Evil in the world, God's Love, God's power, Gospel, Government, Guidelines for living, Hope?, Human depravity, Human dignity, Main problem, Politics, Regeneration, Salvation, Sin, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Worldview
Tagged deeper change needed, help me change, limits of politics
Political action is necessary but…. Continue reading
Posted in Change, Character, Christian worldview, Church, Church and State, Church Leadership, Culture, Democracy, Democrats, Emergent Church, Evil in the world, False Church, Political Correctness, Politics, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview
Tagged Church and politics, political action for Christians
Emotional reactions to past hurts and injuries give us a feeling of justified relief or emotional retaliation.
Yet those who choose emotional drugs often fail to realize that they are giving extended life to the damage. They allow an abuser or neglecter to extend his control and spread his damage to those who are close to us. Continue reading
Posted in 18 Year factor, Change, Complaceny, Complaining, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Spiritual transformation, Wisdom
Tagged anger, overcoming past hurts, resentment, self-pity, self-sympathy
Perspective is a key word when it comes to the quality of life. It’s also something important to God’s will for our lives. One of the primary practical functions of Scripture is the way it shapes our perspective. Continue reading
Posted in 18 Year factor, Anger, Assurance, Change, Christian worldview, Complaceny, Complaining, Depression, Discouragement, God's Love, God's Will, Gospel-centered, Resentment, Scripture, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Walking with God, Wisdom
Tagged personal devotions, reading the bible, Role of the Bible, Scripture
Deep inner change is necessary if we hope to address our deepest needs. Continue reading
“You are where you are because that’s where you want to be. If it wasn’t, you’d do something about it. So do something about it!” Continue reading
Posted in Change, Christian life, Counseling, Defeat?, Depression, Despair, Discouragement, Encouragement, Hope?, Wisdom
Tagged Change, defeated, Discouraged, giving up
May I invite you to take faith to a new level? I hope that these word will help many understand what it really means to believe in Jesus. Continue reading
Posted in Change, Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Faith, Jesus Christ, Kingdom, Meaning of life, purpose, Salvation, True Christianity?
Tagged Evidence for faith, Faith, What does it mean to believe in Jesus? Jesus Christ