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Leadership

How To Be A ‘Wise Fool’ For The Sake Of Others

Posted on21 Nov 2014
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The term wise fool is somehow contradictory. It was first used by Alastair Campbell to describe what she calls a pastoral self-image, in that pastors ought to be wise and folly. This oxymoron contradicts the lifeblood of pastoral ministry. Using the oxymoron wise fool is indeed contradictory. It raises eyebrows to startling questions such as, How can someone be wise and yet a fool at the same time? What does it mean to be a...
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The God of the ‘Gaps’

Posted on14 Nov 2014
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It makes sense to write on this topic, especially after the passing on of a great teacher and mentor, Dr. Myles Munroe. I kept wondering why God had to allow such a great figure of faith to leave us too soon, especially now the Church is been attacked left, right and center. We need Dr. Munroe to speak and stand for God’s kingdom principles in this last edge of humanity. As many of you did, I...
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Emphasize Choice Over Your Needs and Values

Posted on05 Nov 2014
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William Glasser in his Choice theory posits the five basic needs of all human beings: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. The most beautiful thing about his theory is in its emphasis that people are responsible for choosing their own thinking and actions, which then directly influence their emotional and physiological functioning. Between the five basic needs listed above, I am sure your distress comes from either one or, if you are as...
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On Suffering, Depression, and Living Your Grief

Posted on30 Oct 2014
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Ever felt like you are living on the edge of the precipice alone, without a single soul to understand and feel for you? Yes…I mean you! Even when you feel that your imagined recovery from your emotional experience will take place, then suddenly you still feel the old dull, nagging pain again. Your heart sank, your brain felt dazed. You question your soul again, “What in the world I’m I doing here?” Once there was...
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Living the Complete Life

Posted on25 Oct 2014
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In an attempt to bridge both Christian mysticism with social action, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a remarkable sermon on the 9th of April 1967 titled, The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life at the New Covenant Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois USA. A powerful message that would eventually mark his legacy after his death a year after. Though he was not aware he was near the end of his life, the voice that brought...
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Mishandling Difficulties and the Failure to Attain Perfect Happiness

Posted on17 Oct 2014
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Pastoral care and counselling has become a field that I am very passionate about as i try to discover myself within the discipline of religion and culture. The methodological works of Capps, Drystra, Watzlawick, and the duo––Bandler and Grinder, in their counselling rhapsodies, happen to be methods that fascinate me. It is from reading their works that I understand the concept of “change” for the better. Then I realize that some things we kill ourselves for,...
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Wisdom is the Ability to See Your Own Blindness

Posted on16 Jun 2014
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And Jesus asked Blind Bartimeaus, “What would you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:46-52). Mind you this was after He called him up from the crowd to receive His miracle; knowing that he was blind and couldn’t see. It marvels me that Jesus would have to ask such a question. Why would Jesus have to ask a boring question at a wrong time knowing that this guy needs his sight back? It is...
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