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What Is Sacred Sex?

What Is Sacred Sex?

I remember speaking on this topic at a Christian physicians conference. I began by explaining that marital sex is good and a God-blessed, sacred spiritual act. I said that God wants a couple to build a foundation for their relationship by connecting deeply on mental,...

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

You care deeply about your members, the people God has entrusted to your care. You want them to experience the abundant life of Jesus, to become more and more like Him, and to fulfill the purpose for which God has created them. But many if not most of your people seem...

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

A couple of summer’s ago, my wife and I discovered that some skunks were living under the porch of our house. We awoke one morning to the nose-pinching smell of a skunk’s spray permeating our home, called a pest control company, and waited a week or two for the...

As Long as It Has Fuel

As Long as It Has Fuel

The metaphor of fire is common among the spiritual masters. Indeed, ever-greater union with God has often been understood to be accompanied by purification and illumination. But that process is by no means linear. There is no straightforward progression from one to...

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 2

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 2

  Consider the labor (trouble) experienced by Moses, Abraham and Elijah.  Then consider their work. In I Corinthians 6:2-3 Paul declares that “the saints will judge the world,” and, that “we will judge angels.” In Matthew 25:14-30 twice Jesus says “Well done,...

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 1

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 1

As a Christian, you expect to go to heaven when you die, but what do you expect to be doing after you arrive?  Perhaps you will spend time with loved ones, make appointments to meet the great saints of the ages, or take a long rest.  But, is that all you will be...

Enemy Mode: Your Brain on Narcissism

Enemy Mode: Your Brain on Narcissism

Enemy Mode: Your Brain on Narcissism God designed a complex network of neurological circuits to work together to help us stay relationally connected and attuned to each other. When these relational circuits are running as designed, we call this “Relational Mode.” Our...

Compassion & Conviction

Compassion & Conviction

Pastor Resources · Compassion & Conviction No one makes political decisions from a neutral position. To make a policy decision is to choose certain values and goods over others. Political decisions are inevitably informed by a certain worldview or outlook. When...

What Is Sacred Sex?

What Is Sacred Sex?

I remember speaking on this topic at a Christian physicians conference. I began by explaining that marital sex is good and a God-blessed, sacred spiritual act. I said that God wants a couple to build a foundation for their relationship by connecting deeply on mental,...

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

You care deeply about your members, the people God has entrusted to your care. You want them to experience the abundant life of Jesus, to become more and more like Him, and to fulfill the purpose for which God has created them. But many if not most of your people seem...

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

A couple of summer’s ago, my wife and I discovered that some skunks were living under the porch of our house. We awoke one morning to the nose-pinching smell of a skunk’s spray permeating our home, called a pest control company, and waited a week or two for the...

As Long as It Has Fuel

As Long as It Has Fuel

The metaphor of fire is common among the spiritual masters. Indeed, ever-greater union with God has often been understood to be accompanied by purification and illumination. But that process is by no means linear. There is no straightforward progression from one to...

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 2

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 2

  Consider the labor (trouble) experienced by Moses, Abraham and Elijah.  Then consider their work. In I Corinthians 6:2-3 Paul declares that “the saints will judge the world,” and, that “we will judge angels.” In Matthew 25:14-30 twice Jesus says “Well done,...

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 1

Are We Working Out Our Heavenly Job Description On Earth? Part 1

As a Christian, you expect to go to heaven when you die, but what do you expect to be doing after you arrive?  Perhaps you will spend time with loved ones, make appointments to meet the great saints of the ages, or take a long rest.  But, is that all you will be...

Enemy Mode: Your Brain on Narcissism

Enemy Mode: Your Brain on Narcissism

Enemy Mode: Your Brain on Narcissism God designed a complex network of neurological circuits to work together to help us stay relationally connected and attuned to each other. When these relational circuits are running as designed, we call this “Relational Mode.” Our...

Compassion & Conviction

Compassion & Conviction

Pastor Resources · Compassion & Conviction No one makes political decisions from a neutral position. To make a policy decision is to choose certain values and goods over others. Political decisions are inevitably informed by a certain worldview or outlook. When...

 

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

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