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Posts Tagged ‘Christianity

How to Overcome Generational Differences

September 21, 2014

Each generation is different. They each have their own unique perspective. They each have different ways of looking at problems and coming up with solutions. Each generation looks at things through a different lens. A younger generation sees things an older generation does not and vice versa. These different perspectives sometimes cause generational rifts. This […]

More Than An Idea

September 11, 2014

“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” (James 1:27) “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the […]

The Cost of Leadership

September 8, 2014

When people are thrust into a leadership position, they are sometimes surprised by the expectations. Leaders are viewed differently than everyone else. This is evident each time there is a presidential election. The candidates are grilled. Their backgrounds are checked, rechecked, and checked again. Minor missteps are made front page news and dissected on 24 […]

Musings

September 5, 2014

What Color is Your Church? Sean Palmer nails race relations within the church. If you read one thing this week, make sure this is it. He writes, Christians have known for a long time that Sunday morning at 10:00am is the most segregated hour of the week, but curiously, we do, or care, little about […]

Seeking Beauty

September 4, 2014

Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from God. He is the source of all three. Out of these three subjects, beauty is the most neglected. It has been ignored by many Christians and it has often been distorted by the world. Beauty is important. It attracts. We are drawn to what is beautiful. It is […]

A Look at Labels

August 25, 2014

  The following links are posts on labels and why they often do more harm than good. The Ambiguity of Labels by Ben Williams Those Unhelpful Labels by K. Rex Butts Labels Hurt by John Dobbs Labels and Lies by Pita Horne The Tower of Label by Johnny Bond What Label Would Jesus Choose by Scott Elliott The Problem With Liberal […]

The Difficulty of Forgiveness

June 25, 2014

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15) Why is forgiveness so difficult? It might be because we often think of forgiveness as a word. We say “I forgive you” and […]

7 Ways to Kill a Church

March 19, 2013

Be Immature – Gripe, complain, nitpick, and criticize others. Find faults with every worship service. Remind the leadership that you could do a better job than they are doing. If someone offends you, get revenge. Spread rumors, gossip, and talk bad about the church to outsiders. Tell inappropriate jokes, preferably ones that are racist or sexist. When […]

Keys to Writing a Good Sermon

March 6, 2013

There is an art to preaching. The preacher has the task of taking an ancient text and creating a message that is relevant to a modern audience. This is not an easy thing to do. It is not good enough to stand in front of the people of God, read a passage, and then proclaim […]

Commanded to Encourage

February 28, 2013

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb. 10:24-25) This passage is probably most famous for […]

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