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How To Live With People You Don’t Trust

How To Live With People You Don't Trust

He was sure that they were talking about him in a way that would not win his trust.

Better put, he was sure his colleague was discussing the new idea he shared with him with his boss. His problem with that? He was sure the guy was taking credit for the idea. Trust is a big problem with this guy.

This was one issue he saw with the guy. He couldn’t be trusted not to want to have one over anyone and everyone – even if it meant stealing their ideas.

He mentioned what happened to another colleague. Guess what, the guy had done the same thing to her!

According to her, she had adopted an “avoid” strategy with him. She zipped her mouth when around him. She also avoided any non-official interaction with him. No need to show him any form of trust.

“So what are you going to do about him” she asked him.

“I haven’t thought about it” he replied.

But he was thinking hard

How was he going to deal with this “sneaky” colleague in a God-honoring way?

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Why Are Countries Blessed

Why Are Countries Blessed
Over the last couple of months, I’ve had a guy who seems to want to refute any “God talk” I put online. He usually tries to make it a conversation about countries. From his comments, there are a few things I pick out:
  1. He believes the practice of religion (chief of which is Christianity) is one of the biggest reason for African countries’ underdevelopment
  2. He thinks that western countries have moved on from Christianity and live better by doing that
 
I try to always respect the opinions expressed by other people. No matter how much they differ from my convictions
 
In spite of this, I cannot help but wonder if there is a misunderstanding about God and Christianity. And if we stretch that thought to its end, a lack of connection between God and the prosperity of countries.
 
So what has God got to do with it?
 

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Why Politics Shouldn’t Separate Brothers

Why Politics Shouldn't Separate Brothers
There are a few things that get the blood pumping like talking politics.
 
The only other adrenaline pumping talk that matches talking politics is talking sports. Football, tennis, basketball, choose your pick. They turn one-time friends into strong rivals and create common ground between strangers. 
That is a conversation for another day.
Recently, a pastor posted that any fellow pastor supporting a particular candidate is a murderer.  Very strong words. Especially if you consider that no murderer has a place in the kingdom of God
 
So, is it possible for Christians to talk politics, support different candidates or ideologies and still get along?
 

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Why Shouldn’t Christian Artists Collaborate With Secular Artists?

This is written in response to a question that someone asked me about whether it was good for a Christian artist to collaborate with a secular artist. Or in the specific, Did Tasha Cobbs Leonard “do right” collaborating on a song with Nicki Minaj?

I would like to start with a couple of things.

For an action to be acceptable to God and qualify as a mark of faithfulness, It must be done in a way that glorifies God by God’s people with the singular motive of doing it for God’s glory.

Late John Wimber said a couple of years back “The real test, in these days, will not be the writing and producing of new and great worship music. The real test will be the godliness and character of those who deliver it.”

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When God Became An Evangelist

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A while back, I wrote about a Christian convert originally from Iran. He converted to Christianity and his life has been dotted with the persecutions that come with such a decision.

I was talking with him recently and he shared the story of how he came to faith. Jesus had appeared to him in his dreams. In the first dream, He beckoned him to come. A few nights later, he had another dream where Jesus appeared to him. The dream ended with Jesus telling him that it was not yet time for him to die.

A few nights later, he had another dream where Jesus appeared to him. The dream ended with Jesus telling him that it was not yet time for him to die.

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