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Why Christians Should Take Personal Development Seriously with Dr. Brian Russell | GOF43

Why Christians Should Take Personal Development Seriously with Dr. Brian Russell | GOF43

Every Christian has the responsibility to take personal development seriously. But with all of the complicating self-help and personal development material available, how do you know what to trust? In this episode, I sit down with my special guest Dr. Brian Russell of Asbury Seminary. We ask this question. How should the Christian respond to the topic of self-help and personal development? Also on the show, we go in depth to Dr. Russell’s book “(re)Align With God.”


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This Episode’s Topic: Personal Development and the Christian

To better understand why this issue matters, consider all of the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that keep us stranded in life. How do you approach these challenges biblically while drawing from the insights and observations of “secular” people? We talk about Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris, and others. Jim Rohn said it best, ““You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.”

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Theology On The Street – Realigning with God

In this segment, Dr. Russell introduces the following concepts.
Glocal Mission
Persons in Community
Spiritual Transformation – Holiness

Missional Insight
Attitudinal Alignment
Plan of Implementation

Smitty’s Tip of the Week: Tim Ferris’ Book “Tools of the Titans.”

For a complete review of this book from a Christian author, see Dr. Russell’s review on his blog.

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Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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