Category Archives: People Pleasing

Churches Are Like Quarterbacks: 2 Is Less Than 1

If a little of something is good, then a lot of something must be even better. Such is the thinking for most things, from In-N-Out Burger to football quarterbacks. It should make sense. A good thing, plus another good thing, … Continue reading

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Gilligan’s Island versus LOST

Imagine a show based on survivors trapped on a deserted island. Some of the survivors are smart, some are not. Some are beautiful, some not. Some are pleasant, kind and gentle, others are not. But if those stranded on the … Continue reading

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The Ridiculous Rapid Rate of our Electronic Age

About 6 months ago, a brother emailed me with a question. I answered back after about four hours, and he replied with, “Thank you for your quick reply.” Already concerned that I left this man waiting for my answer, I … Continue reading

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Why I’m Pulling for Tebow

While the media decries all the talk about Tim Tebow, it should be noted that sports media hosts are the ones who determine their radio topics. “I’m tired of talking about Tim Tebow!” radio host cry, stomp their feet, and … Continue reading

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Peripheral Vision

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.—Galatians 1:10 I haven’t always appreciated … Continue reading

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Short Sighted Vision

The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.—1 Timothy 5:17 My transition from youth pastor to teaching pastor was quite abrupt. The beginning went right according … Continue reading

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The Mirror Image of God

Last week I answered the question, “What would you say to your daughter if she asked to have plastic surgery?” Yesterday, I explained that I think the theme corresponds to a concerning trend to attempt to beautify God. I plan … Continue reading

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The Ugly Truth

What would you say if your daughter asked to have plastic surgery? For whatever reason, I decided to start blogging again by attacking this issue. You can see my original list of answers here, as well as how I unpacked … Continue reading

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Once You Start, You Can’t Stop

What would you say if your daughter asked to have plastic surgery? For whatever reason, I decided to start blogging again by tackling this question. You can see my list of answers here, as well as me unpacking answers 1 … Continue reading

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Your Definition of Beautiful Isn’t Very Beautiful

What would you say if your daughter wanted plastic surgery? For whatever reason, I decided to start blogging again by tackling this question. You can read my list of statements here, or see how I tackled the first two statements … Continue reading

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