One of the most comforting things that we can experience is when someone validates our pain – they seem to understand it, and recognize it as something that is real. This is empathy: the ability...

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I was asked a question: “When was a time when you doubted God, and how did you get through it?” I thought about it for a long time, and remembered a time when I doubted...

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The Role of Grace in our Transformation In Galatians, Paul teaches us that eternal transformation comes through the grace of God.  We are sanctified the same way we were justified. It is God’s LOVE for...

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Here I am again tackling an enormous and complex topic in about 15 minutes.  I want to talk about this latest school shooting in Florida this past week, and I’m going to do it without...

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T. Keller quote: “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot...

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Introduction Today I’m thinking about marriage.  We are planning a marriage conference this weekend at the church so I have it on my mind a lot. For those listeners that are not married, I think...

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Thin Soul? Have you ever felt like if one more  thing lands on your plate you’re going to lose your mind? That feeling like you are at capacity, all of the margin is gone? Tolkien’s...

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The Greatest Showman is an enjoyable film.  Wolverine has retired and can now pursue is dream of being a song and dance man. After a brief rant about Zac Efron’s untenable hotness, I explore the...

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I recorded this episode on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which got me thinking a lot about injustice.  It can be overwhelming these days trying to discern what the actual facts are regarding things like...

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