1. The importance of aligning expectations.

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    December 2, 2015 by cbbeard

    Disappointment.  Frustration.  Confusion.  Even anger.  It’s that feeling you get as a child when you are hoping for the hottest …
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  2. The Construction of Christopher Beard, PhD


    November 5, 2015 by cbbeard

    Yesterday I sat in my office.  Silent, numb, contemplative.  It wasn’t because something bad had happened…quite the contrary!  Just minutes before, …
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  3. Successful Failure: How God changed my ministry perspective.

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    October 29, 2015 by cbbeard

    Sometimes God gives us what we want to show us that the focus of our desire is misguided.  Sometimes God …
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  4. A Better Approach to Bullying


    December 16, 2014 by cbbeard

    “I don’t know why they spend all that time on an anti-bullying program. It’s not like it’s really going to …
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  5. Fear and Forward Progress in Spiritual Formation or: “I went to sleep a kindergartner and woke up a PhD student.”

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    December 3, 2014 by cbbeard

    This morning I woke up and realized I am a PhD student. Not just an “accepted to the program” PhD …
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  6. 3 Things That Should Concern Us Amidst the Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal

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    October 15, 2014 by cbbeard

    A news story broke yesterday that a number of ministers in Houston-area churches were notified that their sermons and other …
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  7. Me and a Little Church in Oklahoma


    June 12, 2014 by cbbeard

    A few weeks ago I was overcome with emotion as I sat in a pew, about halfway back, on the …
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