Transform: How to Turn Business Obstacles Into Joy

(The following was originally published at No matter your role in business (owner, entrepreneur, solopreneur, sales, marketing, human resources, management) you will face your share of trials and difficulties. The sale that doesn't come through, the account you lose unexpectedly, the client who decides you're not the right "fit" for them.There are all kinds of tough times waiting for us out there. It's going to happen. You need to be ready.How should you think about … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Which Jesus Do You Follow? with Douglas Groothuis

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to:, a cult splits off from established Christianity and “remakes” it in its own image. So, the word “cult” carries along with it some very negative connotations. The word, itself, is very condemnatory. You won’t easily find anyone who would eagerly admit to having joined a cult.When you think of someone who has joined a cult, you think of someone who has given up their rational abilities, being enslav … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 156: The Most Profound Principle of Prayer I Have Ever Learned

[display_podcast]This week, I have been reading a fascinating book of historical fiction entitled,The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas.As you will hear in this PODCAST, in the book, Douglas records a conversation between Marcellus, son of a Roman Senator who has fallen out of favor with Emperor Tiberias, and Marcellus’ slave, Demetrius. The conversation goes like this: 'Demetrius'—Marcellus swept the sky with an all-inclusive arm—'do you ever believe in the gods?''If it is my master's wish, … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Thief Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy?

Many of the Bible stories and verses we think we know, we don't! When We Understand the Text is an internet-based video ministry committed to righting some of the wrong understanding of scripture, all while advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here's our latest video!In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Often, when this verse gets quoted, the thief is described as the devil.  But, that’s no … [Read more...]

Transform: Business Peacemakers

(The following was originally published at Jesus said in Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called Sons of God" Have you ever noticed that Christianity is almost always directly opposite of what is "normal" in the world? It seems even more that way when it comes to doing business in a Christian way. Business can be a "dog eat dog" world where you feel like you have to step on other people to get ahead (or to the top). But Jesus says, "NO WAY!" to that … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 2

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) In this passage, Paul is writing to Timothy – a young pastor Paul discipled – and he is speaking of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament). But the authority Paul speaks of is also in the New Testament because t … [Read more...]