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The REAL Author of My Blog. 

Over the years I’ve been blessed to have had my blog read by thousands of people. I currently have over 5000 regular subscribers from all around the world and people often tell me how much they enjoy reading my blog and how much it has helped them be more productive in life and at work. […]

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Why is the Pope So Popular?

As part of our church‘s latest sermon series “What Would the Church Say to…” I had the oppourtunity to speak about Pope Francis and the incredible impact he is having on the world. I also had the privilege of interviewing Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, to hear his thoughts on the new pope. […]

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The Quality of Life

We live in a culture that continually tells us to pursue a higher standard of living in order to improve our quality of life. But “standard of living” and “quality of life” are not the same thing. One has to do with the stuff we accumulate. The other is about the peace we experience regardless of our […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rob Bell

I’ve recently finished reading Rob Bell’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About God” which, in my mind, is not only a brilliant title for a book, but a brilliant book as well. In it Rob uses three words to describe God: WITH FOR and AHEAD. Using just these three words, and in typical […]

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Real Leaders Don’t Take Credit

It’s important to realize that just because someone holds a position of leadership, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. Put another way, not all leaders are created equal. An in my opinion the best leaders are the ones who care less about who gets the credit, and more about change and progress. In fact, real leaders […]

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Why Comparing is Stupid, and How to Stop

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our ‘behind-the-scenes’ with everyone else’s ‘highlight reel’” ~ Steve Furtick. Comparing yourself to others can be the most self-limiting and pointless thing you can do. Yet we all do it, or have done it at some point in our lives – we compare ourselves to others […]

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Building Bridges

This is a guest post from Richard Dahlstrom that I simply had to repost. One of the things that’s most annoying about what’s come to be called “Christianity” in western civilization is its tendency to create people who are withdrawn from the real world. This happens because of a false understanding of what “the world” […]

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That Incredible Christian…

At the heart of the Christian faith lies a divine paradox. Simply observe the true Christian as he puts into practice the teachings of Jesus. Note the contradictions: The Christian believes that in Christ he has died, yet he is more alive than before and he fully expects to live forever. He walks on earth […]

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Might As Well Face It, You’re Addicted To Law

I found this article by Tullian Tchividjian that is so profound, I had to repost it on my blog. I’ll never forget hearing Dr. Doug Kelly (one of my theology professors in seminary) saying in class, “If you want to make people mad, preach law. If you want to make them really, really mad preach grace.” I […]

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Tension is Required

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. When I was young I saw life in black and white. Right and wrong. Good and bad. But the older I get, the more […]

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Keeping It Simple in 2012

“A simple life in the fear of God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches” – Proverbs 15:6 I’ve shared a lot on this blog about simplifying your life, but here’s the problem when it comes to trying to keep things simple: It’s really hard! It seems life tends to move […]

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Nobody Wants a Christmas Worth Forgetting.

Christmas time can be a crazy time for many of us. Presents. Shopping. Parties. Food. Family. Friends. Boney M. Now all these things are good things (except Boney M I would argue), but sometimes they can overwhelm us and steal our peace and joy. And so, as part of your build up to Christmas this year, why […]

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