A New Name

The longer I live, the more I know the importance of identity. One dictionary defines identity as “the fact of being who a person is.” Sounds reasonable at first glance. But think about it . . . “the fact of being who you are.” But who decides the fact of your identity? Get kidnapped in…

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The Fear of Not Having Enough

One of Radical Mentoring’s best friends here in Atlanta is Jack Alexander, a successful entrepreneur, and leader in the Christian community. Jack has a passion for Jesus like few men I’ve known. His new book The God Guarantee offers keen insight into something we all face every day . . . fear. Jack says the…

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Great Insults . . .

My friend Rod sent this the other day. It harkens back to the days when insults required more thought than ‘4 letter words’ or references to the other guy’s mother. Enjoy these but don’t use them. We’re trying to help you be better, not worse . . . A member of Parliament to Prime Minister…

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What’s Your Watts?

Walk into a dark room and flip the light switch. Darkness disappears, replaced by light. In fact, darkness isn’t really a ‘thing’ in and of itself.  Just something that happens when there’s no light. Genesis 1:4 recounts the creation of light . . . “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God…

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Christian or Disciple?

About 173 million Americans identify themselves as Christians. If you’re reading this blog, odds are you’re one of them. Now I’m neither smart nor well-read enough to explain the various criteria used to validate one’s claim to being identified as a Christian. The theology is thick. Are you a John 3:16 kind of Christian, betting…

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11 Things I Learned in 2017

I have compassion when I understand – If someone seems extraordinarily fearful, my gut reaction is to tell them “Be brave, what are the odds of that bad thing happening?” But when I understand the person’s story, when I hear of the events in their life that ‘told them’ the world isn’t a safe place,…

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Five Types of Thinkers

As I think about the guys I’ve mentored, what strikes me is how differently they think. In rummaging through some old files, I found this little piece on different types of thinkers. (I know I didn’t write it, so kudos to whoever I stole it from!) Once I know how a guy thinks, I can…

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The Star

So our daughter-in-law invites us to go to the movie with her and our grandsons. Since they’re 10 and 7, I know it’s going to be animated and probably have something to do with robots or Legos. After a sugar and soda overdose and a hundred previews, The Star rolled and, as expected, it was…

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The Next Step

Watching my grandkids and my friend’s grandkids grow up over the years always reminded me of how God organized most things into steps. Mother’s milk, followed by soft food, followed by solid food. Rolling over . . . then crawling, standing up, walking, and before you know it running! But why do we forget this…

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