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

Master My Three Most Helpful Passages for Coping with Trials

Posted on: October 31, 2017

THREE PASSAGES THAT COMBINE TO CREATE A FORMIDABLE BARRIER AGAINST SPIRITUAL DISCOURAGEMENT About two weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking at the Xcelerate 2017 Discipleship Conference, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, along with two other presenters, Michael Kelly, author of Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow, and the venerable Dr. Robert Coleman, one of…

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Can Brain Science Help You Grow Spiritually?

Posted on: October 24, 2017

3 SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE AND ACCLERATE YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neuroscientist and committed Christian who is taking the lead in revealing how brain science can help Christians grow spiritually. She writes in her book, Switch on Your Brain: Self-directed neuroplasticity is a general description of the principle that deep thinking…

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Ten Transforming Affirmations

Posted on: October 17, 2017

A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE FOR RENEWING YOUR MIND AND TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE As you know, I am big on taking truth through the brain over and over again to encourage mental renewal.  My enthusiasm for this principle comes from two things. First, a reading of Romans 12:2, which says, “Do not be conformed to this world,…

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If God Loves Us, Why Doesn’t He Take Better Care Of Us?

Posted on: October 10, 2017

FOUR EXTRAORDINARY DEMONSTRATIONS OF GOD’S LOVE Though there is plenty in Scripture to indicate that God loves us, some of us are still unconvinced, held back by the nagging question, “But if He really loves us, as He says He does, why doesn’t He take better care of us?” For those of us who are…

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How God Can Know Everything About Us And Still Love Us?

Posted on: October 03, 2017

  IF THERE ARE THINGS EVEN WE DON’T ACCEPT ABOUT OURSELVES, HOW CAN GOD ACCEPT US? One of the difficulties we have believing that God loves us is that we know our own weaknesses, foibles, and sins. There are things that even we don’t love about ourselves, so how could God love us? And to…

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