David Murray

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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How do I re-ignite my passion for personal transformation?

I’ve got a confession to make: I read self-help books. Double confession: I enjoy reading self-help books. Triple confession: I’ve read hundreds of them. Recently I’ve been enjoying: Atomic Habits (James Clear) Gifts of Imperfection (Brenee Brown) Soundtracks (Jon Acuff) Effortless (Greg McKeown) These best-selling books have sold tens of millions of copies, the authors…

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How can I serve God with little?

 Reading:  Luke 16:10 Guest storyteller, Dr Jo De Blois, shows us how to use little incidents for big change. 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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Why is change so hard?

Reading for the day: Romans 7:21-25 All change is a challenge. Ask any President, CEO, or NGO. Personal change is a bigger challenge. Ask any self-help guru.  Christian change is the greatest challenge of all. Ask any Pastor or Christian. Here are the three biggest challenges I've had to face up to in my 30-year…

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