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We become who we are because of those who go before us, whether it’s the complexities of math or how to use a sippy cup, children are dependent on authorities.
The Christian faith brings believers to a communal point where we all are collected into one diverse group, worshiping Christ through eternity. We enjoy an echo of this worldview today because of the “already, but not yet” lives that we live. We are “already” enjoying this diverse, communal privilege, but the whole reality of it is “not yet” happening but awaits in heaven.
“In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).
We’re going to let your unleashed depravity grow and mature into whatever you want to become, and at that point you can determine who you are and what you want to be.
The Bible tells another story, which is the degradation of humanity, and our best course of action is to attack this problem at its root, at birth. Christians do not believe you should permit a deadly dragon to grow into mature adulthood without bibliocentric intervention and shaping. We admit and own our depravity and perceive the vital need to shape it into another type of person, a perfect person, named Christ.
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Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).