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Rick has been training in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor, he founded and launched his own training organization in order to encourage and equip people for effective living.

In the early ‘90s, he earned a BA in Theology. Later he earned a BS in Education. In 1993, he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000, he graduated with an MA in Counseling. In 2006, he was recognized as a Fellow with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Today his organization reaches people in every country through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

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Rick has been training in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor, he founded and launched his own training organization in order to encourage and equip people for effective living.

In the early ‘90s, he earned a BA in Theology. Later he earned a BS in Education. In 1993, he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000, he graduated with an MA in Counseling. In 2006, he was recognized as a Fellow with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Today his organization reaches people in every country through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

    What Qualities Do You Look for in a Pastor?

    What Qualities Do You Look for in a Pastor?

    One of the most important questions you’ll ask when looking for a new church is the pastor leading the local church. What best describes your pastor? How does he affect others? Can he care for your soul? Finding a pastor is a tedious process that can even be daunting at times. Ensuring the proper leader leads the community is of utmost importance because he determines everything that flows from that local body.

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    Ep. 362 Resopnse to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

    Ep. 362 Resopnse to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 10

    Shows Main Idea – What would you do if Mark Driscoll was your pastor? You decide to stay in the church, but you’re opposed to the language, bullying, manipulation, and narcissism. How would you respond? Would you self-censor? Would you seek to be part of a redemptive effort to make a difference? Responding the right way to authoritarians is the topic of this episode from the Christianity Today podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.

    Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-362-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-10/

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    Ep. 361 Response to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 9

    Ep. 361 Response to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 9

    Shows Main Idea – Mike Cosper opened this episode by talking about the Cottingley Fairies found in five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths in 1918. In 1984, Elsie said the photos were fake, and Frances said people wanted to believe in them. This Christianity Today podcast episode about The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill discusses our need to believe in someone and a leader’s sinful desire to get us to believe in him.

    Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-361-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-9/

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    Ep. 360 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 8

    Ep. 360 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 8

    Shows Main Idea – This episode of the Christianity Today (CT) podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, is an interview with Josh Harris, the former “Christian” who wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It’s an odd digression from the straight line Christianity Today had been running about what went wrong with Mars Hill.

    Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-360-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-8/

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    Ep. 358 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 6

    Ep. 358 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 6

    Shows Main Idea – This sixth edition of Christianity Today’s podcast series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, discusses the brand and how to promote yourself to become somebody. Then Mike Cosper shared how Mark Driscoll associated himself with the gospel community to spread his fame globally. Mark had a gifted team who knew how to build an analytically smart, algorithmic, cyber-preacher. And once they established his fame in the stratosphere, the Christian celebrities and organizations would not ignore him.

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    How a Teen Can React When Stuck in the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

    How a Teen Can React When Stuck in the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

    All of us are victims. Adam dealt us a death blow. And to complicate matters, we’re also blameworthy. We are guilty victims or victim sinners. It’s not a comfortable thought, but it’s an accurate one. Everyone practically possesses these two polarizing truths. The more significant issue is not what we have done wrong, but what will we do about it? If you’re ready to focus on how you can change, I have some terrific news for you: it can happen today! Here are a few thoughts for the serious-minded person who wants to change their lives.

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Thank You Rick Thomas and Partners for being the voice of steadfast reason for Christians getting caught in the confusion of an ever encroaching cancel culture, and a type of “make it up as you go culture”. In such godless cultures insanity masquerades as self-empowerment, and it is a very deceptive dream being fed and ultimately consumed by many. Rick Thomas, you have provided a landing, a refuge, and a comfort in the truth you speak. What makes you great is your humanness, coupled with the word of God. Your words both reflect The Word of God, unashamedly and with care and consideration for your audience. Please know that you’re work is monumental, revolutionary and it is changing my life, as well as countless others. Keep up this powerful Kingdom work.

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