Month: March 2017

The Generosity of Strangers Part 2

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Welcome back for part 2 of the generosity of strangers. Many of you may wonder why I chose this title when discussing a professional athlete. The reason is whether you are in professional sports, music, movies, or any other entertainment field you are living on the generosity of strangers. Your income is based on whether …

Who is Greater?

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My question is this, if God was all about wealth and blessing his children with wealth why did His Son come penniless? We are talking about the King of Glory, the Son of God and He had no money, He had no home, and He had no luxuries[1]. And not only that if as these …

The Generosity of Strangers Part 1

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It is never a good idea to embarrass the folks who employ you. Especially when you live on the generosity of strangers. Or to take a divisive position in a profession trying to appeal to everyone. I remember when I was a kid and pro football and the NFL were in their infancy compared to …

Success or Failure?

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Listening to most Christian leaders and lay people today describing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is humorous. They describe it as a success story. However, at its beginning what we now refer to as Christianity was anything but a success. In fact, many at the time understood it as a colossal failure. The story of …

Witness or Advocate?

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First let me preface this chapter with the following, I am not a biblical scholar, I hold no degrees in divinity, and I am not a learned man. So the opinions expressed here are not theological doctrine nor are they representative of any protestant denomination. These are opinions based on my reading of the Scriptures …

Example of Change

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I have no doubt that if anyone earnestly applies these principles with perseverance that their lives will change. The changes will not occur overnight, but changing one’s life and thought processes is a very difficult undertaking. We must pursue these changes with patience and not get caught up in this idea of instant gratification or …

The Assault on Free Speech on America’s Campuses

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But I fail to understand how any scholar who takes the campus climate and last semester’s protests as a core focus of their research could miss student demands to punish speech. The Wall Street Journal reported on a survey of 800 college students that found 51 percent favored speech codes. Yale protesters formally demanded the removal …

Challenges

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Any time we try to carry out new ideas or habits we are always faced with challenges to the changes. Even when those changes are beneficial, they are met with resistance. Why? Because as humans we are habitual animals. Many of us live lives that are so predictable based on our habits. And once those …

Cain vs Abel

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As we continue our Lenten Fast, I am reminded of our first Holy Martyr Abel, whose brother murdered him because of envy and jealousy. As I look around today I wonder how many of our brothers and sisters have also been slain because of envy and jealousy. How many of our brother’s and sister’s blood …

SUPERMAN Principles

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So what are these spiritual principles that I keep writing about? SUPERMAN is actually acronym for the eight principles that underpin the training that I have been doing since 2009. I have witnessed these principles change the lives of men who many had thought were too far gone to be redeemed. It’s funny how some …