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5 Signs You Might Be a “Christian Narcissist”

Last week I was listening to a podcast that featured Erwin McManus, the pastor of the Mosaic Church in Los Angeles where he brought up the idea of “Christian narcissists”. I guess I’d never really considered that idea before, but some of the things he said on that podcast got me to thinking about the possibility that we have raised up a whole generation of people who are completely self-absorbed and self-focused, and that even the church is not immune to that.


5 Ways to Respond When Tragedy Strikes

All of us are appalled at the events that took place in Las Vegas last night, where over 50 people were killed and over 500 people injured by a lone gunman. While we still don’t know a whole lot about his motives, the one thing we can say unequivocally is that the gunman was driven by pure evil. This morning, I’ve been reading some of the responses to this event from both Christians and non-Christians and it got me to thinking about what we can learn from the Bible about how to respond in these situations. While these ideas were developed in response to yesterday’s events, I think they are relevant any time where this kind of evil results in such tragedy.


Why I love the Old Testament

There was a time early in my relationship with Jesus where I thought the Old Testament was really boring. Perhaps that is, like many of you I suspect, I started reading my Bible at the beginning and by the time I got to Leviticus and Numbers, I got bogged down and decided I’d just skip forward to the New Testament. But fortunately, once I was in seminary I had a professor who obviously loved the Old Testament and helped me to begin to understand its richness.