Author: Mark Roberts

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.

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Could We Be Working Way Too Hard?

May God teach us how to build our lives according to God’s own rhythm of work and rest.

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Working Hard . . . Hardly Working

Ephesians 4:28 teaches us to work hard.. we also need to rest.

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Advice for Thieves . . . and for You?

We all need to learn how to do good work and to share the proceeds from our labors with those who are needy.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 6

Expressions of anger often lead to deeper division and greater pain.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 5

If we’re experiencing strong, angry feelings, it’s often difficult for us to express these in a healthy way to the person who wronged us.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 4

God can handle our anger. And sharing it with God gets us ready to share it with others in a healthy, constructive way.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 3

Ephesians 4:26 tells us not to sin when we are angry, adding “do not let the sun go down on your anger.”

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Be Angry But Don’t Sin, Part 2

Given how easy it is for us to let our anger be expressed in ways that hurt others, it’s a challenge to actually live “Be angry but do not sin.”

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Be Angry But Don’t Sin, Part 1

Have you ever said or done something when you were angry that, later on, you deeply regretted?

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An Uncommon Reason for Speaking the Truth

There are many good reasons to tell the truth.

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Speaking the Truth Can Actually Be Quite Wonderful

Sometimes we are able to help our brothers and sisters hear in a new way the truth they know in their minds but not in their hearts.

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Confronting Your Inner Pinocchio

Truthfulness begins with our being honest with ourselves.

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A Timely Call to Speak Truthfully

If we are to live as redeemed and renewed people in Christ, we must learn to speak and live the truth.

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Retirement in the Bible? Some New Thoughts and Encouragements

If you Google on “retirement” and “Bible,” you’ll find some folks who say “There is no retirement in the Bible.” Alongside this claim they’ll…

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Workday Prayers: Sharing Your Faith at Work

Our workplace is, for many of us, the place where we interact most often with people who are not Christians.

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