The Twelve Phases of the Spiritual Heroes Journey

I felt inspired by several factors to engage in writing what the heroes journey might look like from a spiritual perspective.  The heroes journey is a fascinating explanation of the journey a person takes through life.  Though some view it as merely a narrative tool or a template for fictional writing, to me the heroes … More The Twelve Phases of the Spiritual Heroes Journey

So, the election happened. And boy was it a messy affair! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up soon. Red kettle season starts tomorrow. Things are ramping up for another successful year in the Salvation Army. And in the United States, a new team is taking over the leadership. Life goes on! Personally I’m glad that … More

Overcoming Drugs and Depression: Believe in Hope, Persevere through Obstacles  

Keynote Address at Salvation Army/NTC Graduation Ceremony Good evening graduates, distinguished leaders, and faculty of the college. It’s an honor to be here today. As many of you already know I am the son of the infamous Stan Steckbauer. I recall when I was a kid, and I’d be at my dads program, wandering around … More Overcoming Drugs and Depression: Believe in Hope, Persevere through Obstacles  

Click Share: Be a Content Distributor of the Christian Worldview

CC 2.0 via Flickr The internet has opened a virtual great awakening in the spread of information.  Much of this information has been negative, and sometimes misleading.  Many have troubled over the issue of fake news.  Yet there is just as much, if not more good information spreading as well.  The internet has truly opened … More Click Share: Be a Content Distributor of the Christian Worldview

Twelve Points that Prove Christianity is True

stock photo, cc 2.0 vi Pixabay Can Christianity be proven? Contrary to popular belief that the Christian faith is based on unproven assumptions, there is actually a great deal of evidence for the Christian worldview.  This is a twelve point reasoning process, in extremely short form, indicating a reasoning route beginning at “Can truth be … More Twelve Points that Prove Christianity is True

Could we be on the verge of a New Temperance Movement?

Young Men these days. Time and again in human history the excesses of society must be addressed.  As the tides of over-indulgence take hold and bubble into the grizzly morning afters of post-modernism, lifestyles of stupefied putrefaction must give way to temperance movements.  What is temperance?  It means “self-restraint in action.”  Or put more simply; … More Could we be on the verge of a New Temperance Movement?

A Philosophical Transformation Series: What is the Truth? Can we know it? A Battle of Worldviews

Ecce Homo painting via Wikimedia Commons I prayed a short prayer one day, as I began my first semester at Liberty University. I knew I loved Jesus, but I didn’t really understand how it fit into everything in my life. I felt like I didn’t really know the full implications of my faith in areas … More A Philosophical Transformation Series: What is the Truth? Can we know it? A Battle of Worldviews