Author Archives: heavydeepreal

Living Your Faith

I often tell people that the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian is a Christian sins, but hates his/her sin, works hard not to sin, and goes to God when he/she does sin to ask for forgiveness. Non-Christians sin, too, but they don’t recognize it as sin and feel no need to go to […]

The Power of the Word

A friend of mine today was asking for advice on Facebook as to how she should deal with a toxic person in her life. My advice, as always, is love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, and basically leave room for God’s justice because God’s justice is better than anything we could ever […]

Know Your Enemy

In what seems like a lifetime ago, I served in the United States Army. I joined when I was 22 years old for a lot of reasons, but one of them was to defend my country against all enemies foreign and domestic. I remember a particular scene in Basic Training that was funny at the […]

Any Flavor Christianity

My wife and I often send one another links to sermons we like. Yeah, I know, romantic, huh? But, as disciples of Jesus first and everything else second, we are committed to growing individually and together in our faith walk, and listening to messages from various people helps in that walk. We were driving back […]

Your Turn Ladies

Last week, I wrote a piece on the objectification of women. My audience was primarily men, of which I am one, who need to do a much more intentional job of not just holding themselves accountable, but holding our peers accountable to a standard of not sexualizing women at every turn. Today, it’s the ladies’ […]

The Problem of Objectifying Women

This week, Corban University hosted a symposium on human sex trafficking. As the chair of the advisory board overseeing this symposium, I was blessed to hear two incredible speakers, as well as facilitate a round-table discussion that included representatives from the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Human Services, the District Attorney’s office, non-profit organizations, […]

Evil Emboldened

I was having breakfast this morning with my accountability partner and we were talking about world events, including the shooting in Las Vegas. My buddy made the comment that it seems as if evil is more prevalent today than he remembers in the past. What crossed my mind was this: “As the Christian church is […]