The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

We Must Honor Our Natural Differences

Posted on: June 28, 2016

ONE OF THE GREAT CHALLENGES OF DIVERSITY IS THAT WE OFTEN FAIL TO VALUE OTHERS WHO ARE DIFFERENT FROM US We live in a universe of stupefying diversity. And for clarification, I am going to be discussing that word, “diversity”, from it’s historical definition, not it’s new “politically nuanced” meaning. The heavens contain planets, stars,…

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Do We Need the Holy Spirit In Order to be Mentally Renewed?

Posted on: June 21, 2016

MENTAL RENEWAL TECHNIQUES WORK FOR CHRISTIANS AND NON-CHRISTIANS ALIKE. The key to personal transformation, we learn in Romans 12:2, is mental renewal: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is – that which is good and acceptable…

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Are You a Cultural Chameleon?

Posted on: June 14, 2016

CHRISTIANS MUST RESIST TAKING ON THE “COLOR” OF CULTURE AROUND US Chameleons are able to take on the color of the plants or other background in which they find themselves. They blend in so well that they often cannot be distinguished from their surroundings. Humans are the same, culturally. We all tend to blend in…

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Are You the Person You Would Like to Be?

Posted on: June 07, 2016

WE CAN CHANGE FROM WHO WE ARE TO WHO WE WANT TO BE I remember when I was still a student, hearing theologian and philosopher Francis Schaeffer say one of the most liberating things I’ve ever heard. He said most people get their values the same way they get the measles; by being around others…

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