Seneca on Unshakable People

The famed, first-century Roman Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, popularly known as just Seneca, shared some words about human nature and tough times that are still as pertinent today as when he first spoke them. “Prosperity shows a man but one part of human nature. Nobody knows what such a man is good for; neither […]

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Time is Your Friend

Modern society has upset the healthy rhythms of our lives. Rather than viewing time as a friend that enables us to prioritize our priorities and pursue our God-given dreams, passions, and relationships, we are often trapped in vicious cycles of stress, busyness, and a profound lack of time. Former president of Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. […]

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Wood Eating Ants

If someone were to use your life as a platform from which to teach or preach, would you be able to hold up his or her weight, or would you collapse like an ant-infested tree stump? Several years ago, before the opening session of our annual men’s retreat, I went for a walk in the […]

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Suffering in Your Context

Christian suffering is not limited to the extreme cases that we hear about in the media. Certainly, the horrific persecutions of Christians (and other religious adherents) by oppressive groups or regimes and the unjust imprisonment of Christians and ministers in other countries can make the sufferings of our context seem negligible at best. However, regardless of the […]

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On Fears and Vampires

What are the top fears that are fighting against your confidence and faith in this season of your life? Are they fears of rejection? Failure? Success? Are they fears for your loved ones, your health, or that you will never measure up in some part of your life? Are they cringing fears about the future? […]

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