Criticizing Poorly and Poorly Criticized
Thoughtful maturity would take time to listen and hear an individual as a human being beyond their sorts, would recognize their need for the Savior, and would humbly assume that like us, they too need time, grace and room to grow alongside of all that can by grace, already find praise.
You — Shut Your Mouth
A.W. Tozer and many other men of God have had, throughout their ministries, a policy of ‘no attack, no defense’ when the opposition involved unjust or untrue statements from those outside of their own churches. Instead they chose silence, and I believe we should do the same.
Inspired vs. Required
People want to feel part of something bigger than themselves … You are not the “something bigger” they had in mind. But, if you use your position and authority and privilege to inspire them instead, they will do what is required, even the mundane, with pride and commitment…and so will you.
Ministry: It’s Not About You
We are called to be faithful where God plants us. God sees success differently. The first will be last and the last first. We are servants, mere earthen vessels, clay pots, brown paper bags.
Killing the Clergy-Laity Caste System
A new level of ownership must be given to the people of God, and the people of God must embrace what they are given. God’s desire is to have a church made up of every day Christians living like missionaries.
Take Courage: You Are Not the First Domino
He is at work before we arrive. Do we realize and rest in this important truth?
J. I. Packer’s Advice To Aspiring Writers
- Go deep in personal worship.
- Write to hit hearts.
- Write from a sense of calling.
Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6): 2 Ways to Miss the Point
If the story of Daniel in the Lions’ Den is one of the most well known, it is also one of the least understood. Too many view it only as a sentimental story. Below are two ways to miss the point.