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Prayer

Pray Like a Pro: How to Avoid Pretensions and Babbling

Prayer should be simple, right? You talk; God listens. But it’s not always that easy because there are two big dangers that happen when you try to pray. How do you avoid them? Fortunately for us, Jesus pointed out these problems and then gave brilliant solutions like only he could.

Life’s Challenges

Counterculture

When you talk to baby boomers about their high school and college days, they may get a dreamy look in their eyes as they…

Living My Faith

Today

“The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today” (Isaiah 38:19). Today you will take about 23,040 breaths, and you don’t even…

Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Living My Faith

Sexpectations: Sex Is Unnecessary

To many people today, a 30-year-old virgin is a fascinating species. Is he dying inside? Is he repressed and frustrated? Ask Jesus. He was fully man in every way, a sexual being, yet fully content to be sexless. Jesus proves that sex is not required for a satisfying life, which is thrilling news for singles, divorcees, widows, and couples struggling with their sex lives. Having a joyful connection to God makes sex a good but unnecessary gift from God.

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

Living My Faith

Rediscovering virtue

Virtue is having high moral standards. Like yeast, it can work its way into everything. Virtue is also elusive. Goodness isn’t picked like seashells…

Living My Faith

Jesus feeds your problems

Where you see problems, Jesus sees opportunities. A huge crowd wanted Jesus’ attention in a remote location. He taught them and healed them all…

Who is God?

Jesus looked for you

Imagine this: The sun is going down. The sheep are in the pen. The exhausted shepherd can’t wait to put down his staff. But…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of rest

A retired pastor mentored younger ministers who were exhausted and ready to quit their jobs. “Here’s your problem,” the older pastor would say. “You’re…

Life’s Challenges

Christian Mindfulness

Pastor Ben shows us how we can be mindful Christians.

Living My Faith

Be Mindful Through Resting

What’s one way you can practice Christian mindfulness? Pastor Ben says to try this.