The Art of Discernment

Ep. 8: Dr. Greg Gifford on the Link Between Your Habits & Your Heart

with Robert Dickson

Christians can face two dangerous extremes when it comes to developing habits. Some focus solely on behavior modification. Others wait to obey God until they feel like it. In our Season 1 finale, Dr. Greg Gifford, an associate professor of biblical counseling at The Master's University and author of “Heart & Habits: How We Change For Good,” offers a better way. 

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Robert Dickson

Chairperson, TMU Department of Communication

Dr. Robert Dickson currently teaches as an associate professor in TMU’s communication department. He has been a professional writer since 1997 and a teacher at The Master’s University since 2002. In 2014, he moved into a full-time faculty role in the communication department, where he serves as chair.

Dickson spent five years as a sports writer for The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, where he received an Associated Press News Executives Council award for sports writing in 2003 and shared in a National Newspaper Association award for best sports series with The Signal sports staff in 2006. His articles have appeared in regional and national magazines and newspapers, and he has been published three times in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. For close to six years, he was a writer at Grace to You.