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The Christian "Contemplative" Tradition - Part 1 of 6

This brief survey over six separate articles is a snapshot of the book, Streams of Living Water, by Richard J. Foster.  There are six Christian Traditions highlighted for focus in the book: ..
(January 19, 2009)
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The Christian "Holiness" Tradition - Part 2 of 6

Jesus showed us the way to the virtuous life during his Sermon on the Mount, punctuated by the law of love, or as James put it, the royal law. The virtuous life is timely, appropriate and able. A ..
(January 19, 2009)
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The Christian "Charismatic" Tradition - Part 3 of 6

This tradition is about the evidence of God's Spirit upon the earth. It's about power, growth and joy in the Spirit. It's also, from my own personal experience, the key factor in how God uses us, for .
(January 19, 2009)
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The Christian "Social Justice" Tradition - 4 of 6

"Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everlasting stream" -Amos 5:24 (NASB) When we sponsor a starving child, or we send a Christmas present to an orphan, we demonstrate the ..
(January 19, 2009)
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The Evangelical Tradition - 5 of 6

This tradition works best when in tandem with the previous, the Social Justice tradition.  For how could non-believing people be convinced of the power and grace of the Spirit without seeing it in ..
(January 21, 2009)
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A New Start For America

Forty-Fourth President of the United States of America, Barack Obama said, “Greatness is never a given. It must be earned. " It is a new start in the ‘remaking’ of America, a young ..
(January 21, 2009)
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We're Less Impressive in the Flesh

It's a resounding truth that we build people up who we've never met before and we can only be disappointed (or relieved) when we meet them finally, face to face. It seems there were at least some in .
(December 12, 2008)
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When Justice Just Doesn't Cut It

"Justice is human, but gracious-magnanimity is divine. "[1] -Dr. John Sentamu, The Most Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Archbishop of York (2005- ) Christianity is much more than the law. The Archbishop of ..
(November 18, 2008)
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Christmas is Coming

It's a month away and the cycle of consumerism, debt, acquisition and joy will soon hit - even with gloom of recession hanging over us - big time. The shops are getting busier as lists are being made .
(November 20, 2008)
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Public Speaking - Getting Those Butterflies Into Formation

Nerves come in all sorts of ways and can affect us at the most inopportune times. We want to say something at a gathering, or we're just about to do a performance, or there's that end-of-semester ..
(November 24, 2008)
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The Greatest Miracle of Your Life is NOT What You Think

We're very apt to whinge and complain about our lots and the things we miss out on. It's our human nature, particularly when we compare ourselves with others - in keeping up with the Jones's. A ..
(November 23, 2008)
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100 Reasons to Be Happy!

This is an “antidote for complaint, worry, and for those who are depressed. " It is not a foolproof or perfect answer by any means, but it works at least to some extent on everyone. It's the ..
(November 24, 2008)
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Life is the Learning Ground

The ultimate purpose of life on this earth is character development. Life is essentially about growing up and becoming mature, just like fruit about to be picked is rapidly maturing. The issue of ..
(November 24, 2008)
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Jesus' Focus on the Poor and Marginalized in Luke - Based on ..

Jesus’ initial address at the Synagogue in Nazareth, chronicled in Luke 4:16-30, hall-marked the arrival of His mission to “bring good news to the poor. " This essay seeks to focus on ..
(November 20, 2008)
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The Cycle of Feast and Famine (And Our Current Financial Woes)

Throughout history there have been cycles for all sorts of phenomena. Just as one time or season comes, another follows. We see it in nature with spring following winter, which followed autumn or ..
(November 21, 2008)
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First Timothy - A Short Exposition Regarding Ministry Focus ..

INTRODUCTION DeSilva (2004:733) tells us that Timothy joined Paul on mission (Acts 16:1-3) and Timothy becomes Paul's “helper" in ministry.  DeSilva (2004:734) adds that Paul is regularly ..
(November 22, 2008)
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The History of Teenagers

We don't tend to think in terms these days of anything other than a stage of life called ‘the teen years, ’ thought it appears that at least some of the population choose to refuse teens ..
(October 31, 2008)
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When Life Is - "I Just Don't Want to Wake Up Anymore"

"Sometimes we have to get lost to find ourselves. " -Stressed Out: Australia's The Place To Be campaign. We seem to live in ways-in our existence-as if we were never not here. Then when we are ..
(October 14, 2008)
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One Act of Random Kindness at a Time

In the motion picture, Evan Almighty, Morgan Freeman plays God. At one significant point he tells Evan Baxter, the recently elected congressman, that to ‘change the world, ’ which was ..
(October 14, 2008)
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2 Effective Listening and Influencing Skills

There are piles of effective listening courses and books available; a myriad of information and resources on the subject, yet there are very few shining examples of how to do it well.  And there are .
(October 16, 2008)
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8 Great Greek Word Concepts For the Soul

1. Faith or Pistis This word is about faith; a belief of firm persuasion.  It's about a firm conviction.  It's a word linked with trust, being true and genuine, and truth (Greek: aletheia).  This ..
(October 09, 2008)
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Travelling 'With' Teen Children

Moody, evasive, resistant.  Hard to please.  These are but three attributes and one statement of growing teenagers, and there are stacks more.  Parenting becomes quite a task as children leave ..
(August 16, 2008)
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6 Keys in Delivering Messages in a Crisis

"I think it's absolutely critical as a leader to deliver an honest message, a message that contains all the parts, the good and the bad. " -Dr. John Agwunobi, Florida State Health Director during the .
(October 04, 2008)
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You Can Only Ever Upset Yourself

As a self-confessing would-be anti-complainant it breaks me up when I lose my cool and get seemingly angry for no real reason. I just did this very recently and I was perplexed as to why! Almost ..
(October 03, 2008)
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Resilience is Elastic

A thick rubber band we customarily fit to packages and so forth shows us the quality of fitting any shape or size within the bounds of its design and construction; it's flexible by design. It does ..
(October 03, 2008)
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