Category Archives: Culture

The Dangers of Staying Asleep

At my house, if you walk away from the toaster, your breakfast will burn. In the same way that people in my household who want decent toast do not leave the room or drink tea, dreamily incognizant  of the evil appliance … Continue reading

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Autumn Dance: The Story of This Painting

Autumn Dance: The Story of this Painting by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve – Autumn is a season of transition, and one of its best aspects is also its worst: one day, it can be bone-chilling cold, … Continue reading

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Autumn Sail — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Autumn Sail, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Anyone who spends any time at all outside knows that not all days are sunny and warm — what we term “perfect.” And while … Continue reading

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God Knows We Don’t Confuse Him with Santa Claus

As Christians, we scold ourselves a lot, not the least of which is about prayer. Have you heard this one? “God isn’t Santa Claus, you know, and He gets tired of our putting a wish list in front of Him … Continue reading

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Little Angel Bright — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting Little Angel Bright, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Christmas, like snowfall, prompts different responses in people: some roll their eyes, upset by commercialism; others insist that Santa has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Christians: Bold for Jesus?

I became a Christian at 19. For the first 25 years, I diligently attended church services, which means that I came into regular contact with Christians comfortable in that setting, and for the last eight years, I have been transitioning … Continue reading

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Fear God — Don’t Be Frightened by Him

Discipline is an ambiguous word, easily misunderstood because its two major applications are so at variance with one another. In a good sense, discipline is what athletes do — training their bodies to achieve top performance through practice, hard work, persistence, … Continue reading

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Contemplation: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Contemplation, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Autumn is an unusual season — one of joy and thankfulness, because we celebrate harvesting the hard work of summer and spring, yet also one … Continue reading

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The Christian Obsession with “Ministry”

Many Christians, especially in church settings, focus — obsess — about finding their ministry, and they pore through 1 Corinthians 12 searching for suggestions: “Do I have faith? or a message of wisdom? I’m pretty sure I don’t have the … Continue reading

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Too Much Study, Not Enough Learning

Christians come in all shapes, sizes, and maturity levels, and the more honest we are, the more fun we are to be with, even if what we’re saying or working through is painful. The other day, someone told me: “I’m … Continue reading

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