Things Jesus Didn’t Say. I like the end: “When Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were super cool with his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had a realistic understanding of the Bible and helped the disciples feel better about themselves.”
Why Keep Sexual Boundaries? “Though almost any reason for sexual boundaries is a good one, mine is not a Christian reason in that it has nothing to do with Jesus. That scares me. Jeopardizing my relationship with my wife is more motivating to me than jeopardizing my relationship with the Lord.”
Are You Leaching the Local Church? I appreciate the pastor who was quoted in this piece, “For those of you who come here every week thinking attendance makes you good with God, you’re wrong. Some of you are driving from the other side of the metroplex, and are not really connected to the church at all. If you’re just coming here, not involved in a small group, not serving with nursery, parking, or ushering — if you’re just here to hear the band or listen to me talk — go somewhere else. You’re a leech. And quite frankly, we could use your seat.”
Why Women Should Study Theology. Give it a read, ladies!
How Busy People Make Time to Read. FastCompany offers some good ways to fit reading into your busy life.
Encourage One Another. “In one sense, encouragement is like oxygen in the life of a church. It keeps hearts beating, minds clear, and hands inspired to serve.”
5 Reasons to Journal. I love journaling, but know it’s not for everyone. Here are five reasons you should at least consider it.
These Guys Are Awesome. The hat trick is especially good.