David Murray

How can I get a better SPAM filter?

If we want to change our story we need to change the stories we're reading, listening to, and watching. If we let bad stories into our lives, our life story will be bad.  In this podcast we develop a better SPAM filter so that we keep the bad out and let the good in. 

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How will I survive?

How will I survive? At some point or other in our lives, most of us experience some degree of financial need. There have been a few times in my own life when I had serious financial worries. In this podcast, I share three times when I had my own financial struggles, and how God changed…

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How can we be biblically optimistic?

Should a Christian be an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist? Or is there some other biblical category we should use and aim for? In today's podcast, Jo shares a story of how God is transforming her by the renewing and rewiring of her mind. Reading: Romans 15:13 Jo De Blois is Chief of Staff…

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How to know more by doing more

Thirty years ago, I spent a year in Hungary just as the iron curtain was falling and communism was collapsing. I met Christians there who knew more about God than any PhD graduate I've ever known.  It puzzled me? They didn't have Christian books or seminary education. They didn't spend a hours a day in…

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How do I learn in a world of information abundance and limited time?

I'm going to Alaska in September, to fish for salmon with two friends. It's the trip of a lifetime and I want to make the most of it. But there's so much information out there and such limited time (3 weeks to go).  That's why Alex Lieberman got my attention yesterday when he asked this…

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How does centering impact our worldview?

Centering is the latest fad in the world of self-improvement. Whenever I see something like this, I always ask two questions. First, What need is the  world trying to meet with this? Second: What’s the Christian solution? There’s always a genuine human need and there’s always a greater Christian solution. That’s what Dr Jo does…

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Why do I need theology?

“Some Christians are practical, whereas others are more theological.” You've heard that, haven't you? Maybe even said it. It's often used to excuse some Christians from their lack of theology, and to excuse others from their lack of practical Christianity.  This distinction, though, is alien to biblical Christianity, which not only commends and commands both…

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How to change your clothes to change your life

Clothe your heart before you clothe your body and you'll change your life by changing your clothes. Reading: Colossians 3:9-14.

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Why should I spend time with God?

Reading:  Proverbs 6:6-11 Guest storyteller, Jo De Blois, invites us to learn a big lesson from a little ant. Jo De Blois has a bachelor's degree in social sciences, a Master's Degree in religion, and a PhD in theology. She has lived in the U.S. for the past 6 years and is currently Chief of…

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