What has church discipline got to do with divorce? If you are a Christian, depending on the tradition that you come from, there may be a practice of church discipline. From the outside looking in, the church may or may not have a good reputation for doing well with this practice. The basic idea is… Continue reading Christians, divorce, and church discipline
Of my five siblings, Jon and I were the closest. Ben and I had a sibling rivalry growing up, with both of us trying to fill the role of the firstborn. Isaac and my sisters are just so much younger that we experience life at a different pace. We’re not supposed to have favorites. I… Continue reading In Memory of Jon
It’s okay for us to talk about the “business of ministry,” “business and ministry,” or “business as ministry.” Why do so few people come out and say that “business is ministry”?
Prayer is great. Except when you should be getting off your knees and getting your hands dirty. Prayer is not an excuse for inaction.
The Gospel is not a magic pill. That is bad doctrine. But it can help us feel better and function better. Some of the connections might surprise you.
What do you need for spiritual growth? Daily bible reading? Daily prayer? Daily meditation? One discipline alone isn’t enough. You need variety.
Dollars per hour is the short term game. Lives per hour is the mid term game. Synergies per hour is the long term game. There’s where you find the greatest good.