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The One-Armed Boxer: God is Rooting for You!


Author:Dr. Keith Waggoner

What if your heart burned so fervently that you were willing to do anything to be who you wanted to be... who you were destined to be? Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." - Walter...[more]


A Bout with Doubt: When Faith Has Lost Its Fizz


Author:Ed Young Jr.

I am the quintessential questioner.  My questioning does not stop at my faith.  I’ve lobbed many questions God’s way.  I’ve questioned and expressed doubts about my Christian faith, about the Bible, about many...[more]


Advent: How to Open Your Heart


Author:Leonard Sweet

Advent is an intentional season of “preparedness.” We think of Advent as a “journey,” to use Oprah Winfrey’s favorite word. We think of Advent as a progressive path we take in order to arrive at a destination — the sleepy village...[more]


Pastoral Infidelity: Problems and Solutions


Author:Dr. Chet Weld

Unfaithful pastors I’ve counseled have said things like, “The affair was like a run-away-train,” or “It’s like I was temporarily insane.”  Even the pastors who are restored to God and their families take a circuitous route,...[more]


Chick-Fil-A and Churchgoers


Author:Perry Noble

My wife had a bad experience with Chick-Fil-A. But here's the truth: sometimes we have a single bad experience and never go back. We eat at Chick-Fil-A at least two or three times a week (not kidding…we’ve actually pushed that...[more]


Fantastic Team-Building Tips


Author:Dr. Val Hastings

You can put the best team into place and still run into problems if that team isn’t functioning smoothly. And that starts with you. How do you develop team leadership successfully? You can: Create a safe space where people...[more]


Fix the "Black Box" of Your Brain: Find Healing


Author:Chet Weld

Since it is virtually impossible to identify and erase all of the misleading information in our mental computers, the only way to change our thinking habits is to input new information.  Unless we change what we know, we...[more]