Category Archives: Holistic ministry

Essential truths for ministry

I feel certain that most Christians need a better vision of the greatness of their salvation — a panoramic view! We must learn to think of salvation as a return to full and final glory — a return to the Imago Dei (image of God).
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How to change our emotions

How can we make lasting changes in our lives? How can we control our emotions so that they lead to a healthy and God-honoring life? Continue reading

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A calling for exiled people

Answer the call to be active parts of ordinary life in your city of exile. Continue reading

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Room for normal sadness

Do we have room in our lives for normal sadness? Do we have unrealistic expectations for gregariousness? There appears to be a significant need for helping people understand the role of sadness in life and in character formation.
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Posted in Anxiety, Biopsychology, Christian Counselor, Counseling, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Doctor, Emotions, Grieving, Health Care, Holistic ministry, Laughter, Loss, Medicine, Psychology, Sadness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Your 18 Year Factor

If you grew up in a functionally healthy home, you had an increasingly rare experience. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Broken Relationships, Counseling, Holistic ministry, Marital Separation, Marriage, Psychology, Relationships | 4 Comments

Since God owns everything

If God owns everything, there is nowhere we can step off His property into a sphere of private ownership. Continue reading

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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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Posted in Anthropology, Apologetics, C. S. Lewis, Christian worldview, Church and State, Citizenship, Common Good, Common grace, Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Culture, Democracy, Emerging Leaders, Engagement, Freedom, Government, Holistic ministry, Political Correctness, Politics, Psychology, Social work, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments