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Understanding Your Soul

I think one of the most interesting, personal encounters that Jesus has is meeting the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-19). Jesus is somewhere

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Is God Watching?

Have you ever given much thought to how certain people can commit unspeakably evil deeds? Most of us assume they are mentally deranged and sick,

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The Fullness of Life

Whenever you go to a Christian funeral I can almost guarantee you will hear the words of Jesus from John 11:25. Christ has just arrived

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In Everything Give Thanks  

Among the first pioneers to discover the impact emotions play in a person’s health was Austrian-Canadian scientist Dr. Hans Selye (1907-1982). He wrote a total

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Continuous Improvement

Today’s blog can easily be applied to a business organization, an athletic team, a family, or in your own personal life. Recently I read a

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Walking in the Darkness

One of the best-selling books of non-fiction in the last fifty years was Dr. M. Scott Peck’s, The Road Less Traveled. The opening sentence of

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The Line Separating Good and Evil

This past Friday, September 11th, we reflected and remembered on the nineteenth anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The attacks killed 2,977 people

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A Reason Not to Believe

Richard’s newest book, Reflections on the Existence of God is getting rave reviews on Amazon from readers all over the world.   “This is one

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Freedom vs. Law

I lived during the tumultuous 1960s and am reminded of some of the similarities between the years 1968 and 2020. Martin Luther King Jr. was

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Finding Peace

Child psychologist David Elkind believes there are at least three contemporary sources of stress that mark our age as a difficult one. First, due to

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The Three Most Powerful Words

The pandemic that we are currently enduring is causing our society to be tormented by unprecedented levels of loneliness. While some are “isolating” in full

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Love & Marriage

Stephen Covey was speaking at a conference on being proactive in your marriage. When he finished he was approached by a man who said to

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Losing Your Identity

Back in 2009 our economy experienced an economic calamity that no one had seen since the 1930s. During that time I remember reading an interview

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We Need Each Other

I have recently been re-reading Stephen Covey’s classic book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I was struck by something he said that relates

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Who Is In Control?

My wife Holly and I have concluded that much of the fear and anxiety people are currently experiencing is a result of the realization that

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The Power of Fear

With so much turmoil in the world over the Coronavirus pandemic and the meltdown in the stock market, I thought I might write a couple

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Tim Keller is the Chairman and co-Founder of Redeemer City to City, which trains pastors for ministry in global cities. He is also the founding pastor

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Knowing Yourself

John Calvin begins his massive work, Institutes of the Christian Religion with these words, “Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true

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Battleship or Lighthouse?

I love the humorous, true story told by Frank Koch in the magazine of the U.S. Naval Institute. Two battleships assigned to the training squadron

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The Formula For Success

In the world of business one of the most frequent questions people ask is, “What is the one factor that contributes most to having a

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A Life That Prospers

There is an interesting verse in an obscure book in the New Testament. In 3John 1:3;1:4, we read: “Beloved, I pray that in all respects

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The Seventh Habit

Three years ago I wrote a blog that was very well received. I thought it would be appropriate to share it again as we enter

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Who Determines What Is Evil?

The following blog is an essay taken from Richard’s newest book titled, Reflections on the Existence of God. It is now available and is receiving very favorable

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The Question of Beauty

Richard has written a new book titled, Reflections on the Existence of God. It will be available for sale on December 5, 2019. The book

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Seeking To Understand God

I think the metaphor in the Bible that gives us the best understanding of our relationship with God is the father-child relationship. We are told

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How Much Is Enough?

Recently I taught a series on Financial Wisdom. Part of the series addressed what Jesus called “the deceitfulness of riches.” Clearly one of the ways

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How Do You Compare?

Have you ever thought about how profoundly our lives are shaped by the presence of the people in our lives? Recently I was speaking to

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The Power of Discipline

The Book of Proverbs has much to say about the importance of controlling our desires and appetites. In Proverbs 25:28 Solomon says, “Like a city

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A Truly Great Marriage

This blog is going to be a little different. Back in the spring I read David Brook’s book, The Second Mountain. A section of the

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The Unending Violence

Two years ago I wrote a blog after the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead. I remember how the brutality and senselessness

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Is God the Answer?

Ten days ago there was an article in The Wall Street Journal that was titled, “Is God the Answer to the Suicide Epidemic?” It was

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In Our National Interest

I recently read about a conversation that Philip Yancey had with the editor-in-chief of Pravda, which was the largest newspaper in Russia, just as their

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The Reality of Hell?

In the modern times in which we live, I find that the doctrine of hell is not very popular. There are many ministers who never

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The Power of Compounding

I am convinced that an exceptional life is determined by how wisely we invest our time. The Best Question Ever, written by Pastor Andy Stanley,

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Rules for Sex

I recently read a transcript from an interview with Jordan Peterson, who is the author of the best-selling book, 12 Rules for Life. In this

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Transitioning Well, by Ken Boa

Edited Transcript Transitioning Well, by Ken BoaBirmingham, AlabamaMountain Brook Community ChurchMarch 21, 2019 [Note: Ken showed myriad visuals during the presentation that are referenced in

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Making A Difference

Recently I was having coffee with a man I had not seen in quite some time. The first words out of his mouth were quite

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Are You A Janitor Or A Healer?

Two articles were published recently on the state of modern work. The first article was titled, “Wealthy, Successful and Miserable.” It was written by Charles

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