CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM

CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM

< 1 minute A simple paragraph from an article titled “The Lusitania Anniversary,” intrigued me by its timeless insight. (link in bio)

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/New_York_Tribune/The_Lusitania_Anniversary

A BETTER WAY

A BETTER WAY

< 1 minute There’s a better way. I’m concerned a lazy form of Christian activism is surging among some circles of Christ’s Church. A desire for the ease of throwing stones, cancelling dissenting voices, falsely crying wolf, and pugnacious debate sometimes rises higher than a desire to do the good, hard work of engaging real issues and ministering to real people. Now that’s …

WRITING WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK

WRITING WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK

9 min to read “Writing is easy; you just open a vein and bleed.” One famous author described the writing process with this insightful sarcasm. Anyone who sits down at a writing desk has felt the truth of these words. Writing is hard, at least for most people. Sure, there are some blessed folks who write effortlessly, one magnificent paragraph after another. But for …

QUITTING MINISTRY

QUITTING MINISTRY

5 min to read I peruse my newsfeed every morning. I find news about the election, details about COVID advances, wildfires in the west. But recently, a series of articles caught my attention. The articles issue warnings about pastors quitting ministry. I haven’t posted or shared any of these articles on social media because I anticipate they will blow back with people saying (or …

How to Read the Bible Like a Berean

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE LIKE A BEREAN

< 1 minute Pastors feel a good pressure to press the Church to read the Bible wisely. We don’t allow scientists or doctors to play fast and lose with medicine and facts. And we certainly don’t allow people to play fast and loose with Scripture. Here’s an article I found helpful. #bible #biblestudy

Choose Church Wisely

CHOOSE CHURCH WISELY

8 min to read After my church’s most recent new member class, I reflected on the importance of choosing a church home. God designed the local church as the center of truth and energy for the Christian life. No other membership holds broader impact on a person or family than a local church, with many fingers of influence reaching into every area of life.

THE EXAMPLE OF FAITH CHURCH

< 1 minute It seems there’s no end to the pastoral wisdom of Steve Viars. Here’s an article explaining how and why his church has chosen their path in the pandemic. Much to emulate.

Why Faith Church Listens to the Health Department – link in bio

#church #covid #lovingyourcommunity

HOW WILL YOU DIE ON THAT HILL?

HOW WILL YOU DIE ON THAT HILL?

5 min to read What you do on a hill says a lot about how you view Jesus, yourself, and the world. We use this cliché all the time to explain ourselves. This is a hill to die on. That’s not a hill to die on. And so forth. The cliché assumes a hill has only one purpose: death. But there’s a deeper issue to consider. How will you die on that hill?

#humility #suffering #love #worship

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