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Touched by Love

Posted 27 April 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13 Listening to Nancy Rollin’s interview about her terrifying experience at the Boston Marathon touched my heart deeply. I was moved because I could feel how much she cared about all those who were hurt and […]

God’s Infinite Love: My Choice by A.M.

Posted 30 August 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet When I first joined assignment group, a senior member of my group told me that no matter what happens in the group, to remember that Rich was always for me 100%.  I learned over time that this was true and that despite whatever happened in group, Rich always had my back.  Even though I […]

The Web of Life: A Divine System

Posted 27 August 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet     The first time I met John (alias) I knew I was in for a battle. His face was hard and his gaze was steady. My characteristic use of warmth, fun and humor were not working; if anything, I was making things worse. His answers were short and brusque. He was angry and […]

Friendships: The Most Worthwhile Investments

Posted 01 January 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13    Relational unrest and breakdown is all around us and has hit close to home. Recently, we were surprised to see moving vans in front of the house of our next-door neighbors. They were a young couple […]

Rich Blue Sermon Series | The Most Unlikely Disciple

Posted 05 September 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet I recently filled in for one of my pastor friends at his church, North Shore Assembly of God, in Skokie.  The title of my sermon is, The Most Unlikely Disciple.  It is built around the story of Zacchaeus and the message and content is expounded upon in my upcoming book Grappling with God to […]

Faith and Doubt

Posted 18 July 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the tenth chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter introduces the importance of doubt and questioning in the development of authentic faith. This book gives an account of the life transforming work we do at the Center for Christian […]

Rich’s Ordination Service May 22, 2011

Posted 25 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet   I wanted to share with you the audio recording of my Ordination Service which was held at Christian Life Church in Mt. Prospect, IL, on Sunday, May 22, 2011.  Daryl Merrill Jr., Senior Pastor at Christian Life, presided over the service and was my sponsor in my ordination. There were over 100 people […]