Life

How To Handle Dating as a Parent – Without Losing your Mind!

Over the years, a lot of parents have asked me: “How does dating work in the Haas house?” Ie. What are your rules? What are your requirements? Keep in mind: My kids are a work in progress. I hesitate to even write some of these ideas down because, some day I may look back and…
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What's the role of women in church?

What is your view on Women in Ministry?

“Peter, what are your thoughts on women in ministry?”  Or, How do you interpret complicated passages like 1 Corinthians 14:33? 1 Timothy 2:11-15  & Ephesians 5:22-25. Believe it or not, I actually get this question quite often. Or, I get the same question framed as a Bible question: “How do you sort out 1st Corinthians 14:34?” or…
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How to Hear God using Prophetic Safeguards

When I was a newer Christian, I vividly remember my new Christian friends saying things like, “God spoke to me the other day.” And it was always jarring to me. “You mean, like, you heard an audible voice?!” And most would respond, “No! But I was reading my Bible and a verse jumped out at me, like God…
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Is it Always God’s Will to Heal? – Tough Questions about Prayer

Over the years, people have asked me the question, “Is it always God’s will to Heal people?” Many people know, I’m always sharing miracle stories from the pulpit at Substance. We rarely go more than a month without hearing another crazy story of what God is doing within our church community. Yet, it also begs…
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How To Have The Best Year of Your Life – 4 Hacks to Revolutionize Your Resolutions

My wife and I have always been obsessive planners. And after having made a million failed plans, I’ve discovered a few tricks that can give our goals a bit more traction! So before you make another frail and disappointing resolution, consider these 4 principles that can place your dreams in the fast lane: (1). Don’t…
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Was Christ Really Born on Christmas Day?

After close to a dozen Christmas services, I’m definitely tired! But my heart is full. We had so many cool opportunities to share the life of Christ with people. And if you missed it (or wanted to see our full sitcom) we can finally post in online! Go to Youtube and share it! But I’m equally…
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What's the role of women in church?

Top “Must-Read” Parenting Books

If you know my wife at all, you’d know that she’s obsessive about being a great parent.  In fact, I call her the “Mommy-ologist” because she’s always got at least 2 parenting books on her at any given moment.  (I’m not kidding.  It’s almost ridiculous).  In fact, I don’t think we’ve gone on a vacation…
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Tithes and First Fruits – The Practice of Tzedakah

Over the years, a lot of people get confused about the Bible’s teachings on tithes and first-fruits. Part of this is because, there are actually three different types of tithes – which is distinct and separate from the idea of first-fruits. With over 2300 verses on giving, it’s easy to get confused. But to simply…
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How to Have a GREAT bad day

Have you ever had a day from hell? I’ve had a few of them. There’s the time I got locked out of my running car in the middle of a dangerous neighborhood during a snowstorm. And I had to wait outside with no jacket for six hours. Then, there was the day I had to fly…
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Resource Page for MBTI & Enneagram

Welcome to My Personality Workshop Landing Page! Once you get to know Carolyn and me, we are Personality Test Junkies: From Strengthsfinders to Love Languages, we do them all. Yet, our personal favorites are the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Enneagram. Now, there’s a lot of people who feel the Enneagram has “cultic roots.”…
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