Protecting Your Ear from the Things that Will Destroy You

Tuesday is for Preparing the Preacher I found an old journal today and this entry from 4-11-08: “Help me to be like Charles Simeon who made it his practice ‘never to hear, or see, or know, what if heard, or seen, or known, would call for some distasteful response from me.’ “ Still a great … More Protecting Your Ear from the Things that Will Destroy You

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Understanding Atonement; Christianity’s Crisis in Parenting; Dealing with Gossip; and much more.

Weekend Links I was out of the reach of the Internet and even good cell phone connection for five days making my posts pretty sparse. West Virginia may be “almost heaven” but its mountains are pretty formidable for almost all technology. But it was good to see Steph’s mom and to spend some time with … More Understanding Atonement; Christianity’s Crisis in Parenting; Dealing with Gossip; and much more.

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Kevin Spacey Predicts the Future; War Crimes; Syria; Dangerous CFL’s; and much more

Weekend Links Had an outstanding four days with two godly friends in Tennessee last week. One of God’s greatest gifts in life are friendships that endure for decades despite moves and geography and all the changes that life brings. This week another decades-long friend said goodbye to his wife who walked into the arms of … More Kevin Spacey Predicts the Future; War Crimes; Syria; Dangerous CFL’s; and much more

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Killing Gossip for the Glory of God

Thursday is for Discipleship It destroys love. It destroys unity. It harms relationships, .      sometimes beyond repair. It creates barriers to reaching others. It dishonors God. It poisons work environments. It undermines trust. It is condemned in Scripture. It pollutes our spirit. And most of us tolerate it in our lives everyday. It … More Killing Gossip for the Glory of God

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An Interview about Resisting Gossip with Matt Mitchell

Thursday is for Discipleship My friend and fellow EFCA Pastor from the great state of Pennsylvania, Matt Mitchell, has just released a book called Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue (CLC Publications, 2013). As I’ve said before, I think that sinful gossip is more destructive to the loving unity of the church … More An Interview about Resisting Gossip with Matt Mitchell

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