Reflections of Grace 116: Is Your Bucket Empty?

[display_podcast]“I don’t know what is wrong with me”, she said.“No matter what I do or who I am with it is never enough.  I feel depleted and I don’t’ know what I need.   I over eat.  I drink too much.  I work like crazy.  I am a failure at exercise.  My husband isn’t meeting my needs.  What is my problem?”I have heard the story countless times as a Life Coach.It is the same story with men, but in a different vernacular.“I’m not enough for her.”“I work and work and still … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Who Is Jesus Christ, According to Islam? with Nabeel Qureshi

Christianity and Islam have one central pivot point. That is the person of Jesus.Islam says you can believe all the things that the Bible says about Christ: He performed miracles, He’s a prophet, He’s the Messiah, He was virgin-born, and is coming at the end of days.However, Muslims cannot believe that Jesus died on the cross as stated in Surah 4:157, “And because of their saying: we slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appe … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 153: The Stage is Set!

[display_podcast]Jesus was happy. Truly, genuinely happy.Which, if you think about it, and as you will hear in this PODCAST, is a most remarkable statement.As you know, and as we have chronicled over the now 3½ years of this Jesus in High Definition study, Jesus was (to quote Isaiah): "despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."Never will that become so heartrendingly obvious as in the days immediately preceding His crucifixion. You want to talk abou … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Islam A Religion of Peace? with Nabeel Qureshi

There is a verse in the Qur’an that basically says, “Believe what you want to believe, let me believe what I am going to believe” – kind of a “let’s all live together and everyone be happy” teaching. This was written early on in Muhammad’s dictation of the Qur’an.Later, however, there are verses like Sura 9:29, which says, “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth , … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 113: Speaking Life

[display_podcast]The pine trees danced over my head as they sweetly whispered their songs of praise to the wind. I was hiking alone through the beautiful park that day, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the feeling of doing something really good for myself in diligently keeping up my pace in walking. Somewhere in my conscious hearing I began to register an angry voice lashing out in the distance behind me.“Hurry up, you slow poke. You are so stupid. Can’t you ever do anything right? You … [Read more...]

Transform: What’s the Purpose Behind Your Business?

(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com.)I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the issue of “purpose”. We really need to have the reason why we do what we do nailed down. Now, everybody wants to have a crystal clear purpose for their business, but as believers in Christ, that should be a much different process than it is for others. We have clear instructions from our Savior as to how to go about it.This is a quick encouragement from the scriptures about this issue. It's … [Read more...]