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If you’ve been to Starbucks lately, you might have noticed a new campaign to lift the consciousness of caffeinated patrons. Quotes from intellectual and spiritual virtuosi now grace their talls, ventis, and grandes “to get people talking,” their website says. Starbucks’ moments of truth might become one of yours, a pretext for friendly, thoughtful conversation that might turn into a divine appointment of sorts.
Challenge Gift Opportunity: Help STR equip even more Christian Ambassadors December 1, 2014 Sometimes innocuous, seemingly inconsequential things have the power to change the course of history. Did you know, for example, that for 150 years Christmas celebrations were banned in New England? And in the mid-17th century, Oliver Cromwell outlawed Christmas festivities in the British Isles? Violators were arrested, fined, and jailed.
Greg discusses where to begin in conversation with someone who identifies as a Christian anarchist. COMMENTS Read more posts
Greg offers his reflections on the biblical view of raising children. COMMENTS Read more posts
You can answer the harshest critic you’ll ever face. October 1, 2014 Let me tell you why every church needs to care about apologetics—about defending the faith—other than that Scripture commands it, Jesus and the apostles practiced it, and it works. (I’ll set those points aside for now.)
Greg explains how neanderthals are accounted for and the difference between neanderthal and human souls. COMMENTS Read more posts
The key is to get out of the hot seat, but still stay engaged, deftly shifting control of the conversation back to you while shifting the spotlight—and the pressure—back on him. By now you’re probably aware of the virtues of an STR approach named after the infamous Lieutenant Columbo. This bumbling and seemingly inept TV detective’s remarkable success was based on an innocent query: “Do you mind if I ask you a question?”
If humans have the ability to make decisions, is it possible not to sin? COMMENTS Read more posts
Greg answers the questions, "Does God owe His creation anything? Do parents owe their children anything?" COMMENTS Read more posts
Devotion (in the sense I’m using the word) is different from “devotions.” My goal isn’t to squeeze a sense of well-being out of the encounter, but to focus entirely on Him, worshipping Him, thanking Him and devoting myself to His purposes for the day. I know that nourishing our relationship with God is an important part of guarding the treasure entrusted to us. But one way of pursuing that—having a daily “quiet time”—has always been difficult for me. Maybe it’s been hard for you, too.