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judging others

Judging Others – “I’m okay, you’re horrible.”

Most folks believe they’re good people, excusing failures because “I meant well.” After all, isn’t everyone an imperfect screw-up on occasion? If only we judged others the way we judge ourselves. “Human nature seems to endow people with the ability to size up everybody in the world but themselves.” – John C. Maxwell Everyone blows it. No one makes it

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“Witness” by Whittaker Chambers

1900,1950, today. The battle for the soul of the USA continues. Family matters. Nothing of great value is ever acquired easily. Whittaker Chambers begins his book Witness dramatically, rolls into a sloughy middle, then ends with profound statements of truth that hit home to all seeking reason about God’s truth. Chambers informs. Shocks. Connects dots you didn’t know were related.

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God’s Sense Of Humor And The Call To Ministry

I practice daily humility moments. They’re gonna happen anyway, so I happy to get mine in early. Whenever I’m tempted to think I’m spiffy, I remember a morning in 2009 when God introduced the concept of ministry to me with His unique brand of humor. If you don’t know God’s grand purpose for you life, I imagine you’re at least

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lies we believe about God

7 of the “Lies We Believe About God” by the author of “The Shack”

Today Lies We Believe About God is the #2 selling Christian Theology Kindle book on the planet. Readers didn’t characterize the book as non-fiction theology, the author/publisher did. The popular response to objections about The Shack is that it’s just a novel.  That argument won’t hold a teaspoon of coffee anymore because The Shack’s author has become the most popular authority of

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The Best Ways to Sell a Lie

Extreme blood-letting aside, few things bug me more than lies. Adultery is a lie. Betrayal is a lie. Telling someone they’re awesome when they aren’t is a lie. It doesn’t matter how great or small the lie – a lie is a lie. Fallout from lies range from momentary disgust to global war, but the crime is still the same.

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Introduction to Christian Apologetics

 What is Apologetics? Apologetics is the reasoned defense of the Christian faith, giving positive reasons and logical grounds for the truth of Christianity. Knowing the reason for hope in Jesus Christ isn’t a responsibility reserved for theological scholars, rhetoricians or believing academic geniuses. It’s equally important for moms, dads, teen-agers, the elderly, and for every new creation in Christ Jesus independent

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“The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters is unique in the universe of Christian literature. It is fictitious fantasy based upon eternal fact. It is satirical, entertaining, deep, and distinctly Christian. Think of it as a series of lessons framed as correspondence between an Archangel of God and a subordinate angel who just happens to be his nephew. The higher angel mentors the newbie

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Outrageous behavior in Dogs and Horses

  Some days I wonder if the ones I love (especially dogs and horses) have lost their minds. They behave in outrageous ways that shock or mystify. My usual first response is to ask, “What were you thinking?!?” (I usually wait for an answer.) The lesson I’ve returned to most frequently over decades pursuing relationship with horses and Christ Jesus is

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