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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

This is a difficult topic, one we all struggle with.  We are bombarded daily with a mass of skin-revealed content.  Society around us says that there's nothing wrong with a little bit of skin.  After all, we do have some limits, right?  Yet, deep down inside, we get this sense that something isn't quite right.  Perhaps we enjoy it a bit too much - or perhaps we feel awkward watching it.

I'm going to advocate a difficult choice.  I think we, all Christians, should stop watching sexual scenes on television.  This isn't easy - without great tools like VidAngel, it may mean just giving up certain movies and TV shows.  Still, I think it's important.

I invite you to listen to my reasons and, if you feel moved, send me a response with what you think.  This may be one of my most controversial episodes yet.

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Mar 22, 2017

Lisa Duffy returns to the show for a third time to conclude the series.  We wrap up our theme of marriage with a discussion about what to do when your spouse has left.  This episode opens up very painful and difficult subjects.  It is not an easy discussion, and only those who are in this situation understand just how yucky it can be.  I am so thankful for Lisa's wisdom and perspective.

Although the topic of discussion is separation and divorce, I believe that this episode contains a great deal of wisdom for all of us, married or not.  Those of us whose marriage is still intact need to remember just how valuable it is, how precious.  We need to fight for it.  But we also need to pray for those whose marriage is not intact.  Their path is a difficult one, and all our hearts must go out to support them and work for resolution.

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Mar 20, 2017

I recently heard the phrase that we only sin in two ways: We either reduce people to the level of animals, or we raise ourselves to the state of a god.  What does this actually mean, and what good does it do us?  I think there is something basic here about the way humanity works - and by extension, the way the evil one plays upon us.

In this episode, I explore how the 7 deadly sins all break down to some component of these two roots.  Understanding these breakdowns is only the first step.  In order to make practical improvement, we also need to discuss how to avoid them.  I propose several questions to ask when feeling tempted to help sort out what the right thing to do is, thus avoiding these type pitfalls.

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Mar 17, 2017

In this episode I am joined by Diane Houdek, author of the book The Hope of Lent.  It features a lot of wisdom and teaching from Pope Francis, and is a great guide to your lenten journey.  Whether you are just starting or trying to recover, I recommend the book!

Diane does a great job making each daily meditation really practical to that day.  I found myself connecting with the comfortable wisdom that Pope Francis can offer.  In this episode, Diane and I discuss what everyone could gain from this book, in order to find a lent that accomplishes real change.

I recommend the book, and encourage you to go check it out!

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