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Conviction Without Shame

Watching the news one night, I saw this criminal being sentenced after being convicted of a crime. The judge went on a rant, calling the guy shameful, sub-human, and despicable, among other things. The guy probably deserved it, but I was struck by the impact of those words on the crook. He was weeping as…

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Silence the Dogs . . . Listen to Him

I just went on my first silent retreat. Two days without a word. I know, I know . . . unimaginable for ‘yours truly.’ As the retreat kicked off, we were asked to jot down our prayers for ourselves e.g. “What do we want from God this weekend?” We verbalized our prayers . . .…

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The Missing Peace

So next Sunday is the day preachers verbalize the Gospel and pray the ‘sinners prayer’ from the platform. And why not? It’s when the CEW&F people come to church . . . you gotta’ hit ‘em when you can, right? As I’ve listened to these passionate appeals over the years, I always hear the same…

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Balance

Balance

Here’s a comment we received on a recent post about part-time Christians . . .  “Can you also enlighten [us] how to balance all of our responsibilities? It would be amazing to [be able to] go full time ministry for me and still be able to take care of my family.” The word ‘balance’ comes…

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Doing Good for God

How many times have we said, “I just want God to use me”? How many times have we heard others say the same thing? A lot. There’s nothing wrong with that idea . . . it just involves a little ‘fuzzy thinking.’ God is omnipotent and sovereign. He can do anything He wants, any way…

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Part-Timers

Organizations of all types have flocked to part-time employees. To management, they offer flexibility and lower cost, in part because they typically don’t get benefits. It works well for the part-time employee too. Less duty hours and more freedom to do other things. Many Christians have become part-time Christ-followers. They get the flexibility of choosing which parts…

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“You’re Fired”

“You’re Fired.” It looked easy when ‘The Donald’ did it on his reality show The Apprentice. And maybe it is for him. In the real world, it’s tougher. Few people say or hear those exact words. It’s usually “we’re reorganizing” or “we’re being forced to downsize.” Occasionally, someone hears the words “we’re letting you go.” It’s usually…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Mentoring

Unless you’ve been on Mars or asleep with Rip Van Winkle, you know Radical Mentoring and this blog are focused on mentoring. We’re always telling you what we’ve discovered on the subject and try to help you mentor by sharing the latest things we’ve learned So here’s a few things we think you should know about mentoring. Some of…

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Proud, Secretive or Humble

At the beginning of each new Radical Mentoring group, the mentor is challenged spend time 1-on-1 with each of his guys. I’ve always loved going to a guy’s office and picking him up for lunch. What will his office be like? How will I be greeted? Will I be proudly introduced around the office? Or…

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15 Random Insights into Our Faith Walk

During my post-transplant ‘downtime,’ I’ve been digging through old files and papers. The other day, I found this collection of wise sayings . . . I think most of them can be attributed to C.S. Lewis. All I know is I didn’t come up with them myself. But maybe something here will be helpful to…

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