The Best Pastor-Member Meeting Ever! There is an immense lesson for all of us to learn here. “I was glad to have the young people in our church. But these pastor-member meetings were getting on my nerves. The meetings were the same. The young person told me what he or she liked about the church. Then they told me the things that needed to change if they were to be comfortable enough to stay. It felt like they viewed my congregation as a project to be solved, not a membership to join. By the time Phil requested a meeting I was fed up. But this meeting was different. In fact, it was the best pastor-member meeting I have ever had…”
The Lost Virtue of Modesty. Highly recommended for parents! Kevin DeYoung does his thing and blows minds everywhere with clarity, humor, and uncompromising biblical-ness. This line is gold: “Modesty demonstrates to others that we have more important things to offer than good looks and sex appeal.”
Women & Christianity. Far from demeaning, devaluing, or degrading women, Christianity is one of the few voices in history that elevate women to be just as valuable as men and one of the few forces that seeks to protect, think about, and care for them as such.
All Those Things I Will Leave Undone. A call to remember that we don’t have all the time in the world and to then realize that our call, “is to find the best things (we) can do with the time allotted to (us), while waiting for the great day when time will no longer be finite, when opportunities will no longer be limited.”
The 6 Ingredients of Jesus’ Bitter Cup. Six reasons why Jesus prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
22 Problems With Multi-Site Churches. 22 reasons why this fellow thinks multi-site (with a video screen preacher) churches are a bad idea. Articles like these remind me that how we do church is very important.
You Life Was Meant to Be Ordinary, Not Radical. Looks like a great book with a great message. “Maybe if we discover the opportunities of the ordinary, a fondness for the familiar, and marvel again at the mundane, we will be radical after all.”
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