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Called: To Good Works

“Others.” A plaque of golden wood sat above the threshold with this word etched boldly into it. I first noticed it sitting at the kitchen table of my mentor’s home while eating breakfast with him and his family. This family dedicated their lives to serving college students. Dwayne Carson was a pastor at Liberty University [...]

By |2017-07-31T15:09:36-04:00July 31st, 2017|

Spiritual Warfare: Fight the Flesh 2

One of my favorite hobbies is cycling. My wife and I purchased two hybrid bikes three years ago and quickly became gearheads. During the first few months, it was exciting to start learning how to track cadence, heart rate, and average speed. We started with four miles, but before we knew it, our strength increased [...]

By |2017-07-24T17:43:37-04:00July 23rd, 2017|

Spiritual Warfare: Fight the World

When we think of spiritual warfare, the normal routines, habits, and relationships in our day-to-day life are not what immediately comes to mind. Our last post noted the need to fight the adversary and to put on an awareness and alertness to the work of the enemy and his minions. A more common and often [...]

By |2017-07-17T16:32:48-04:00July 10th, 2017|

Leaders are Listeners

Winston Churchill is one of the greatest leaders of the twenty-first century. Churchill was known for grueling workdays, capricious moods, and an uncanny ability to master the many details and puzzles of modern warfare. As the Prime Minister during World War II, he was not only in charge of the country’s day-to-day affairs — he [...]

By |2017-04-16T22:15:57-04:00April 17th, 2017|

Monday is for Habits: Leaders are Learners

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy Learning from Life I took a trip to Costa Rica one time with my wife and some of our best friends. We rented an SUV and paid the full insurance (which I cannot recommend enough when traveling to Costa Rica). We decided one [...]

By |2017-04-10T08:23:37-04:00April 10th, 2017|

A Faithful Student Ministry Must Embody the Gospel

By Joshua Reichard Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, "Only He who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes." Bonhoeffer embodied this statement throughout his life. He stood for truth during WWII, which cost him years in prison, separation from his betrothed, and finally death. Bonhoeffer knew that if he was going to be [...]

By |2017-03-13T10:29:58-04:00March 17th, 2017|

The Art of Time: Don’t Be Too Busy

I want to give you a fair warning. This post is not going to advise you to simplify, scale down, or pull back on commitments. I certainly am not recommending that you abdicate your responsibilities. Instead, I want to help you grow in your efficiency, entrepreneurial spirit, and effectiveness. In other words, I want to [...]

By |2017-03-13T10:01:23-04:00March 13th, 2017|

Four Relationships You Need: Get a Pastor

The month of February is chiefly known for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, the western world celebrates their relationship with their significant others. For this reason, we have decided to focus the Monday for Habits posts this month on relationships. Habits are much more than schedules and routines. As I mentioned in my post on [...]

By |2017-02-06T14:26:18-05:00February 6th, 2017|

Monday is for Habits: Get Organized

I remember the haunting words to this day: "Your dirty car is a spiritual problem." A mentor of mine said this while teaching on dominion from Genesis 1. My car was not embarrassingly dirty, but I rarely gave it a thorough cleaning. Strangely, I was convicted. I was convicted because it became clear I was [...]

By |2017-01-30T12:06:09-05:00January 23rd, 2017|

Monday is for Habits: Get Healthy

When I was in college, I worked at a gym and loved every minute of it. One of the things that you notice working at a gym is the cycles of a calendar. We would have record-setting rates of sign-ups for new memberships in January every year. Those people would come regularly, and you’d see [...]

By |2017-01-18T11:43:11-05:00January 16th, 2017|