Dear God: Why I’m Breaking Up with Doing Good

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They say breaking up is hard to do. Especially when the romance is between our own foolish hearts and our ministry efforts. Sometimes it feels as if we should write a "Dear God," letter.When Peter Greer and I spoke recently [See my Interview with Peter Greer of Hope International] about his book The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good we touched on a topic that has come up a lot recently. I call it “Identity Withdrawal.”Incredibly well-written, Peter’s book manages to find that special combin … [Read more...]

Life Calling: Are You Sinning and Don’t Know It?

Stop what you're doing! Set down that cinnamon-crunch bagel! Step away from that stapler! I hate to be the one to tell you this about your life calling, but there's a good chance you're sinning right now and don't even know it.I'm not saying you're checking your inbox or browsing the blogosphere while adjusting your ski mask for the next bank heist. If you are, good luck with that. I'm not even suggesting that you're about to take yet another swig from that flask of Jim Beam you've got … [Read more...]

The Salvation Box: Should Life Calling Produce Abundant Living?

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Ugh.For far too many Christians, "ugh" accurately captures their take on how they spend most of their time. It's as if they keep the freeing impact of the gospel on their life calling locked away somewhere -- in The Salvation Box -- so that they never truly know abundant living.Call it work, call it career, call it a job -- whatever you call it, many people would prefer not to answer the call at all. Instead, they endure existence reluctantly, longing for the weekend or some escape a … [Read more...]

Interview with Brad Lomenick, Catalyst CEO: The Catalyst Leader & Calling (Part 2)

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Our FaithWalkers journey continues today with Part 2 of my interview with Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst on the topic of calling. If you missed Part 1, click here to start at the beginning.Our discussion stems from his new book The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker, releasing this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Look for my review of the book here tomorrow.And now, on to Part 2 of my interview with Brad Lomenick on c … [Read more...]


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