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Addicts or New Creations?

by: Justin Lakemacher What is the identity of Christians in the process of transformation? One of the more common questions that comes up when working with Christians in the process of transformation is a question of identity.  Should Christians refer to themselves as...

Self-Help Talk: Does It Make Sense?

Watch this five minute cartoon on YouTube that pokes holes in the circular reasoning and real comments made in the self-help industry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5-Q0lJTYek The clip is called “AA don’t quit before the miracle.” Prepare to laugh...

What the Surgeon General Doesn’t Know

The first ever report on alcohol, drugs, and health by the surgeon general has been released and some of the facts and key findings are helpful. Read the report here. The report estimates that 1 in 7 Americans will face addiction issues. I would say that number is...

Celebrate Recovery Concerns (part 1)

The C.R. program is incredibly well-organized. Its materials are second to none in terms of packaging, readability, and presentation. Plus, those involved in the C.R. program at thousands of churches around the country are very enthusiastic about it and have hearts to...