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Christian Life

We’re all messed up. Yes, I know, that’s not a very positive statement to make. Some might suspect I’m a pessimist with a glass-half-empty perspective on life. I would argue that I’m a realist with a biblical worldview.

We all have sinned. We all will continue to struggle with sin on this side of eternity. We all have parts of our heart, mind, soul, and body that are not yet perfect.

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Feature Article

If God asked you for permission before He allowed your life to get painful and messy, I imagine — like me — you would quickly reply, “I don’t want to!”

“I don’t want to . . . endure, suffer, grieve, lose, forfeit, repent, surrender, forgive, etc.”

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Book Excerpt

If you’re like me — and most people are in this regard — you worry. You worry about your family, your work, the weather, “what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear” (Luke 12:22), what you just read in the news. And you certainly “worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:25-34). If you’re like most people, you think all this worry is not really a problem until it reaches a level higher than usual, when it begins to overwhelm your ability to function as you normally do.

But that’s not the point where worry begins to destroy you; the trouble begins much earlier. All worry is harmful to our bodies, our minds, our relationships with others, and our relationship with God.

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The High Calling

Christian Living >
Negative Splitting | High Calling [Video]
1:19
This New Year, let us start at a deliberate pace. Conserve energy as we set new habits, then pick up…

Dallas Seminary

Culture >
Engaging with LGBT Persons | Dallas Theological Seminary
33:23
In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity, fo…

Tenth Avenue North

Music >
No Man Is An Island | Tenth Avenue North [Music Video]
4:59
Tenth Avenue North — No Man Is An Island — Music Video Featuring the debut single from Tenth Av…

Work

Work >
Allie Gray, Chocolatier | The High Calling
2:13
Allie Grey is a chocolate lover who wants to make a difference, not only for the people eating her c…

Christian Living

Spiritual Growth >
When God Doesn't Make Sense? | Gabe Lyons
2:08
If God is loving and powerful, why does he allow his children to struggle? Gabe Lyons discusses his …

Young Adults

Young Adults >
How Emerging Adulthood Affects the Church | Dallas Theological Seminary
41:36
In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Mark Matlock discuss emerging adulthood, focu…

Work

Women >
by Diane Paddison with 4 Word Women · 0 Likes

In an interview with Diane Paddison, Dr. Michelle Watson discusses the importance of relationships between women and their fathers.
Christian Living >

Kris Camealy discusses whether your work needs an official title to matter.
Christian Living >
by Diane Paddison with 4 Word Women · 1 Likes

Diane Paddison discusses the best way for a woman to dress in her work environment.
Work >
by Ron Edmondson with RonEdmondson.com · 0 Likes

Change can be good, but how do you know? Ron Edmondson discusses how you know when its time to change.
Dads >
by Roger Olson with Roger E. Olson · 0 Likes

Did you lose your man card? Roger Olson combats mainstream media's standards for men.
Spiritual Growth >

Chris Patton discusses the new trend of the word "disciple" in church culture today.

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