Year: 2017

Coming apart

Episode 011 – Does Your Past Define You?

Yes it does…in the good and bad areas of our lives.  We need to recognize which is which.   Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I was Just Thinking with Stephen Adams  

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Living Community Part Four

So HOW do we go about loving one another? The idea of ‘what is love’ is tainted by the influences of our culture. Some may say that sex is love or that love is found in the giving of extravagant gifts. John makes it real clear in his letter: “We know what love is because […]

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Episode-010 – Hope in the New Year

A New Year always serves as a mental “change of seasons” for many of us.  Are you looking forward to the New Year or is there some lingering sense of dread?  Tune in. Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I was Just Thinking with Stephen Adams  

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Deluded by groupthink

Living Community Part Three

Now the bar is raised even further. In the words of Jesus, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the […]

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Episode-009 – Recriminations and Shame

This is the time of year when we look back at the year and see what we did, or did not, accomplish.  Such hindsight, while useful, can become debilitating if it becomes an indictment to our very being…our identity.  We all make mistakes, or make poor choices,, but neither are the final judgment on who […]

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Episode 008 – Conflicted Holidays

The holiday season is a joyous and wondrous time…or, at least it should be.  Many folks find themselves battling unexpected feelings and emotions when considering the upcoming interactions with family and friends.  Tune in and invite your friends to subscribe to the podcast. Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I was Just Thinking with […]

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Still Here…Living Outside the Box

The Apostle Paul was inside-the-box (ITB) until his encounter with Christ on the Damascus road.  He fully renounced his ITB credentials in his letter to the church at Philippi.  We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort, though I could have confidence in my own effort […]

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Conclusion of today

Episode 007 – Fully Alive

One of my favorite quotes, which I repeat often is the famous line from Saint Irenaeus: “The glory of God is man fully alive.”  Would you consider your live “fully alive”?  So many of us trudge through the drudgery with no real joy or contentment.  Tune in. Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I […]

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Episode 006 – Out of Time

Do you feel like you missed the boat when it comes to your dreams and desires?  Many of us do.  Tune in. Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I was Just Thinking with Stephen Adams Episode 007 – Fully Alive  

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Love is in the Air

Episode 005 – The Good Heart

There is a verse from the ancient prophet, Jeremiah, which states the heart is deceitful and wicked above all things. What do you believe about your heart?  Could that indictment be true or is there another option.  Tune in.   Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I was Just Thinking with Stephen Adams   Episode […]

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yes you

Episode 004 – What is He After?

Is your life a mere chain of random events with no seeming rhyme nor reason?  When things go wrong do you consider God may be after something in your life which is not readily apparent within the given circumstance.   Subscribe on iTunes to the CounterPoint podcast I was Just Thinking with Stephen Adams   […]

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Standing out in the crowd

Living Community Part Two

Not only is love foundational from the beginning of time but Jesus Christ further brings it into perspective when He walked the earth. He was confronted by one of the religious teachers and asked to identify the greatest commandment. His reply, “The most important is: ‘Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. […]

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He is easy. Life is not.

Episode 003 – Where Do You Find Life?

We all look to something or someone to find “life”. Such choices can be wise and other times foolish.  Some times righteous and other times not.  Some times constructive and other times destructive.  Ultimately we overlook the single most important person to turn to for “life”.  Listen in as Stephen discusses “life”   Subscribe on […]

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Confirmity

Living Community Part One

The next few posts will be about what it means and requires to be a true and living “community.” To move beyond oneself and truly engage the world around us. To realize that there is more to life than simply waking up, going to work, coming home, and doing it all over again the next […]

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