Links for your weekend reading:
3 Ways to Be a Friend of Sinners
Given the priority of scripture, and specifically the life of Jesus, I would prefer to come down on the side of being a friend of sinners. How do we do that, though, in a way that is faithful to his word, and honors God all the while?
Seven Ways We Can Guard and Repair Relationships
- Let’s rejoice in one another, because the Lord rejoices in us.
- Let’s create an environment of trust rather than negative scrutiny.
- Let’s judge ourselves, even as we give each other the benefit of the doubt…
Parenting Means Wrestling Demons
There is a war on children, and we are all, in one way or another, playing some role in it.
3 Well-meaning (but Unhelpful) Approaches During Grief
Through the years as a pastor, and now as a husband more intimately involved, I have seen at least three well-meaning but unhelpful approaches to a grieving person.
Preaching: 3 Questions for Managing the Heart
What we, and our churches, need most is for us to be engaging our hearts as we prepare to preach, after we preach and as we work through our own emotions in the days following.
How the Local Movement is Revitalizing Church
Thousands of Christians are reclaiming the ancient idea of the “parish” and weaving together a shared life in the place they call home.
Are You Ready to Minister in the Cities?
Consider cities. They are the next last frontier of Christian missions.