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Four Ways to Deal with Doubt

In my last post, I wrote about people who brought immature pictures of God into adult life and then abandoned faith altogether because their ‘god’ didn’t live up to his title. In the last few days, I’ve realized that post isn’t just about them . . . it’s about me. About us. Every Jesus-follower experiences…

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A God That Doesn’t Exist

Andy Stanley has a way of asking questions that bring amazing clarity to complex issues. In his sermon series “Who Needs God,” he talks about a number of common misperceptions about God and the ‘descriptors’ that accompany them. But instead of trying to correct them, he took it a step further. He suggested we don’t…

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What’s Your One Thing?

I remember my daddy saying, “I’m a jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.” I took that as ‘gospel’ and have said it for years, especially after failing to complete a home repair project and having to make that shame-filled call to the handyman. In Garden City, John Mark Comer says we use this saying to let…

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The Job of a Lifetime

I read this the other day in an article from CBS MoneyWatch . . . “Of the country’s approximately 100 million full-time employees, 51 percent aren’t engaged at work – meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs, and thus they tend to do the bare minimum. Another 16 percent are ‘actively disengaged’ – they…

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Exposed

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring’s Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . Webster’s dictionary defines exposed as “made visible by uncovering it” or “left in an unprotected or vulnerable state.” The Greek translation of the root word elegxo means “to convince with solid compelling evidence.” No matter how you choose to look at the…

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Parentectomy – Cutting Your Kid Loose (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1 of Parentectomy – Cutting Yourself Loose on Thursday, you can view it here. I’d always thought of the parentectomy as the child ‘cutting the cord’ from the parent. Until recently, I’d never thought about the other side of the parentectomy . . . the need for the parent to cut…

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Parentectomy – Cutting Your Kid Loose (Part 1)

Ever heard of a parentectomy? I’m sure you can guess what it means . . .  the removal of a parent(s) from their kids. According to MecidineNet, the term was coined by Dr. M. Murray Peshkin when he worked at the Children’s Asthma Research Institute and Hospital in Denver, CO. He observed a number of patients…

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Commitment vs. Contract vs. Covenant

Every now and then, someone asks why we have guys sign a covenant to be in a mentoring group. Such a religious word! And fraught with doctrinal conflict. Let me explain why the word is so important. The word commitment is everywhere. Commitments a dime a dozen. We commit to meet for lunch, but if…

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Which Way Did They Go? (Part 2)

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring’s Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . On Monday, we covered three of the ways we often go about raising our kids . . . My Way, Your Way and Their Way. Today, I want to talk about the fourth way . . . His Way I know what…

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Which Way Did They Go? (Part 1)

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring’s Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . If you were to sit down with my wife and I and interview us on the current state of our marriage, you would find that the greatest area of stress for both of us – more than money or sex – is…

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