Mike Emlet

David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Tim Lane, Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - May 22, 2013

Coldness, indifference, boredom, and distance create hopelessness in marriage. The world offers tips to "relight the fire"; but the living God, far more deeply, restores a genuine love.

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Mike Emlet  - Blog Post  - May 22, 2013

It’s the year 2063. A New Yorker article titled “The Last Normal Person in the United States” highlights the life of a certain E. Piphany. As far as experts know, she is the last living person not found to be diagnosable by the recently released DSM-9. Amazingly, she alone does not fall into one of the 5,146 conditions currently described in the DSM.1 Which, ironically, makes her quite abnormal . . .

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Mike Emlet  - Blog Post  - May 14, 2013

“Knowledge is power.” How many times have we heard that phrase? As Christians we really don’t believe it. Or do we? In this final installment of a series using Zack Eswine’s book Sensing Jesus as a launching pad, I am looking at the temptation toward omniscience, to be a “know-it-all” in life and ministry. Ever since the serpent tempted Adam and Eve to be like God by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we humans have had a skewed view of knowledge.

Where does this come out in our lives?

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Mike Emlet  - Blog Post  - May 07, 2013

What is your response in life and ministry when things just don’t seem to change? When you labor and sweat and pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” and that prayer seemingly goes unanswered? When after meeting months with a struggling couple they decide to divorce? When your friend’s depressed son commits suicide? When a relationship ends without reconciliation? Are you surprised? Undone? Angry? Fearful? How are you tempted to react?

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CCEF, Ed Welch, Julie E. Lowe, Mike Emlet, Paul David Tripp, Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - Apr 30, 2013

Parenting so often can feel confusing and overwhelming.  We want Biblical wisdom and yet we are not sure where to turn.  This bundle contains refreshing, honest and wise counsel directly from Scripture on how to approach our children with God’s agenda and not our own.

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Mike Emlet  - Blog Post  - Apr 30, 2013

In this series of posts I am reflecting on Zack Eswine’s recent book, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being. His thesis is that life and ministry is about apprenticing with Jesus to recover our humanity and to help others to do the same. He notes that too much of life and ministry is spent grasping after those things that only God himself possesses.

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Mike Emlet  - Blog Post  - Apr 22, 2013

Sometimes a book grabs you by the scruff of your neck and shakes you around a bit. Or strikes a chord of kindred experience that stirs a poignant ache, a longing for something different. Zack Eswine’s fine book on being a pastor, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being (Crossway, 2012) is doing just that—and more—to me. This is an important book for anyone in ministry and I plan to riff off of some of his thoughts in a series of posts over the coming weeks. 

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Mike Emlet  - JBC Article  - Mar 25, 2013

Michael Emlet explores the interrelationship of behavioral habits, beliefs, and desires. Habitual actions matter in our sanctification, whether seemingly mundane (brushing your teeth), or seemingly unproblematic (going to the mall), or presumably serious (participating in worship). This article incorporates a review of James K. A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom in the context of Emlet’s larger exploration of the significance of habits for counseling.

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Mike Emlet  - Premium Resource  - Nov 07, 2012

Same-sex attraction. Homosexuality. Too often the church responds to these struggles with an embarrassed silence--don’t ask, don’t tell--or an angry tirade that produces more division then unity. The result: the individual who struggles with same-sex attraction or who has engaged in homosexual practice feels isolated, confused, and condemned, their own silence and shame perpetuated. As a community of redeemed people who are “tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,” how can we address these struggles with grace and truth?

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