Category Archives: Steering Alignment and Balance: The Word

Reflections on Scripture, the place where we properly align ourselves to life

One Incredible Fundraising Journey

Brian is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM 2014). His vision is to produce 25-year-old followers of Jesus Christ. His family will be moving to Kaiserslautern, Germany in August to reach the more than 1500 military teens (a.k.a. “brats”) stationed there.  If … Continue reading

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bridging the diversity gap

Our world is diverse. Ethnically, socially, economically, and politically we are diverse! I know – not exactly an earth-shattering observation. “So why make it?” Because relationally it poses a challenge.

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Mortality, Might, and Mt. Everest

New Zealand mountaineer, Russell Brice, has had his share of mountain top moments. He has reached mountain peaks higher than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft) 14 times, including the famed Mt. Everest twice. And since 1974 he’s been helping other climbers … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: The Proper Christian Response!

This is the second of two posts on the topic of homosexuality. The first post introduced the issue. This post outlines the proper Christian response to gay individuals. The $10 million dollar question: “How should Christians respond to gay individuals[1] in … Continue reading

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Homosexuality. What Is The Proper Christian Response?

Fewer topics are more divisive within Christian communities than homosexuality. It is a volatile issue, splitting and dividing denominations and those who comprise them. Most church leaders would just as soon ignore the issue than take it head-on. Those that … Continue reading

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how to maintain proper perspective in hard times

The summer of 1999 was a special season for me. I got to fulfill a childhood dream of working and living on a farm. (Many thanks to Lee and Barb Miller of Barlee Farms!) On one particular afternoon, I found myself … Continue reading

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“I believe.”: the greatest miracle

Nothing cuts deeper than the death of a loved one in his prime. So much expectation, potential, and promise are gone in a flash. Without warning, a car crash, terminal disease, or a bizarre, freak accident shatters unfulfilled dreams. What … Continue reading

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solomon and election year politics

I’ve been giving some thought to this year’s Presidential election. I’ve also been trying recently to put into practice Solomon’s advice from Ecclesiastes. Squaring the two realities has been good for my soul and for gaining good perspective in life. So I … Continue reading

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joseph: a man of quiet obedience

Something struck me the other day as I was reading the first two chapters of Matthew. Joseph’s quiet, unassuming obedience during a time of mystifying circumstances commends him as someone worthy of example. Consider: Joseph had every right to publicly … Continue reading

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crossroads: the forging of a legacy

Never underestimate the power of dead men walking. Imagine yourself at a crossroads with two paths. One lead towards certain immediate death but preserves your integrity; the other towards the postponement of death but requires compromise. In the end, both … Continue reading

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