Eric Torrence

Eric Torrence was born in the early 80s and grew up during the time of Apple 2Es, Oregon Trail, Saved by the Bell, and the birth of the Internet. Eric is a Millennial who loves discussing culture, leadership, faith, and life’s biggest questions. He currently serves as an associate pastor over small groups at Chase Oaks Church. Prior to going into ministry, he worked for a public policy research institution and a political consultant. He earned his undergraduate in Communications at UCLA and a Masters in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Eric is married to his wonderful wife Amy and has two sons: Benjamin and Owen. He currently lives in Dallas Texas.

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5 Ways We Are All Alike

As Maya Angelou once wrote, “We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” Eric Torrence agrees, and identifies 5 ways we are all alike.

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Please Offend Me: Why We Want to be Offended

Why do many of us watch, follow, seek out, or otherwise pursue things that offend us? One theory: sometimes being offended feels kind of good.

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Are You Taking This For Granted?

Life zips by and it’s easy to forget all the incredible things we’ve been given. Now’s the time to stop and ask yourself, are you taking this for granted? It’s never to late to appreciate what’s around you.

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The 6 Stages of Graduation

Whether you are donning the cap and gown this season, chances are you are either approaching a graduation or had one in the not too distant past.

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Pushing Past the Fear of Looking Stupid

There’s a fear we all share, more frightening than FOMO. How do you cope when you face the fear of looking stupid? Here are 3 things to keep in mind.

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Fighting Analysis Paralysis

While I have always been an over-thinker, there are some moments or seasons where this tendency is on hyper-drive. Sometimes it is late at night, where I find myself doing play-by-play on the events of the day, wondering if I handled everything right. Other times it happens when I am facing a difficult decision and…

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Seven Ways to Stand Out in 2017

What would it take to make 2017 a remarkable year? What would it look like for this year (and even for us) to stand out in a significant way over the next 12 months? Sometimes we think standing out means making a viral video, achieving celebrity status, or doing something crazy to get noticed. However,…

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The Lost Art of Anticipation

Every Christmas morning, my dad had a rule: no presents till after 6:30 a.m. Looking back at it today, that seems very reasonable; but when I was six, it was exasperating. Inevitably, I would wake up at 4:30 a.m., unable to go back to sleep. Two excruciating hours later, my brother and I would run…

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When Labels Lie

It is not a good time to be a pollster. Up until Tuesday, November 8, the presidential election felt less like an expression of democracy and more like a sporting event, complete with quarter by quarter updates on who was “up” and by how much. We even had a probability percentage on the likelihood of…

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Surviving Chaotic Seasons

I’m in a strange season of life right now. Four months ago we welcomed a little boy into the world and into our family. We also have a two year old toddling all around the house. Oh, and I noticed I have a few gray hairs popping up. I think that’s completely unrelated, though. Two…

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The Importance of a Daily Defrag

I remember my first computer like it was yesterday. It was a Christmas morning gift – a bulky Christmas gift at that. I remember how that big, beautiful, and extremely heavy monitor whirred like an airplane engine as it powered on. I remember how a black screen would suddenly come to life with strange combinations…

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3 Ways to Honor Your Organization’s Past

HGTV’s House Hunters is television comfort food. The formula is always the same, which is strangely soothing. An individual or a couple looks for a home, they have a budget (and expectations for that home that far exceed that budget), are presented three choices of residences, and come to a happy ending. The only variable…

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