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Christian identity theft

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | Identity theft is a big problem. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and recent stats suggest that 10 million cases occurred in the…

Missing my dad

By Dave Burchett
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Family | A song by the group Mercy Me generated a familiar mix of sadness and joy. This will be my fifth Father's Day since my dad went to be with his Heavenly Father.

Following Jesus in the Real World: God didn't call us to be "comfy"

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | I spent a wonderful weekend in Boston working the Texas Rangers-Red Sox series. I walked around the city a bit, and part of that excursion was through a…

Following Jesus in the Real World: Saving us from ourselves

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | Youngest son Brett recently moved to San Antonio and unfortunately my schedule allowed me to help. I say unfortunately because he chose a third-floor…

Following Jesus in the Real World: Can you be honest and compete?

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | My youngest son, Brett, recently started a new job after searching for several months after his college graduation. He likely lost one job opportunity along…

Following Jesus in the Real World: Avoiding the gossip trap

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | I thought about trying an experiment this week. Last week I wrote about humility being disarming in the workplace and somehow the comments thread took a hard…

Following Jesus in the Real World: Humility is disarming in this culture

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | Once the word gets out that I am a practicing "evangelical," I get lots of comments about the church. I hear about hypocrites in the church and about national…

Following Jesus in the Real World: When Jesus becomes an expletive

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | This week will wrap up the topic of language for a while. I need to move on because my friend SteveG has extended my window for relevancy by just a few weeks.

Following Jesus in the Real World: The power of words

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | One of the fun facts that you will learn about your humble correspondent is that I was ADD before ADD was cool. So instead of a guilt-reducing diagnosis and…

Following Jesus in the Real World: Swearing can boost morale?

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | A year or so ago I ran across the following news headline: "Swearing at work boosts team spirit, morale." Wouldn't it be interesting to be at that pep rally?

Following Jesus in the Real World: Rules of engagement

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | Last week we launched this weekly foray into living out the truths of the Gospel in difficult and even toxic work environments. I was heartened by the initial…

Following Jesus in the Real World

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | The good folks here at WORLDmag.com have asked me to contribute some weekly thoughts on the daunting topic of "following Jesus in the real world." You…

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