Is Joel Osteen saying that following Christ doesn’t involve suffering?

Take a close and careful listen to this recent interview Wolf Blitzer of CNN had with Pastor Joel Osteen. While many will be shocked over his statements about Mormonism, to me the more astounding assertion he makes is related to the subject of Christianity and the theme of suffering. Listen to the interview, check your Bible and let me know your thoughts. … [Read more...]

On the Mind of Millennials: “How is America doing?”

"How is America doing?" We hear from so many middle-aged and older voices on this subject, sometimes, we hear it from too many of them. Today, while teaching a class at Southeastern University, the question came to me - "I wonder what this classroom of young Millennials (twenty-somethings) think about how America is doing?" The question was too important to miss the moment. I was interested to hear my students' views on their country and the shape she is in today. So, I popped the question: "If America were a person with a soul, how would you say she is doing today?" Here are some of the … [Read more...]

Education & Earnings – Powerful Stats (Click on the graph)

Take a closer look at this graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics comparing a person's level of education in America to their earnings for the year 2010. It clearly show the powerful impact that a solid education plays in helping a person develop and succeed in their career. I have not seen a statistical piece for education any more compelling than this one and especially amidst a major economic recession in America. This is one to study and to pass on to others, especially young adults and teens. … [Read more...]


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