Thursday is for Spiritual Formation This was the first of a three part series from two years ago. The longer I am in ministry, the more I look at the horrible things that people say about other people on Facebook and other social media, the more I think that Matt Mitchell’s book on Gossip ought … More Nourishing Cancer of the Soul
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.
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
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
Tuesday is for Counseling: A Great New Book On Thursday, I will post an interview with Matt Mitchell, a fellow EFCA pastor from the great state of Pennsylvania. I’m not sure where Matt and I crossed paths but I have appreciated his ministry for some time. His blog, Matt-Mitchell.blogspot.com, is filled with pastoral insight and … More Coming: An Interview with the Author of a Book I Hope Becomes a Runaway Bestseller
Thursday is for Discipleship Larry Osborne has a new book out called Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith. It’s a good one. In fact I wish every church in America would order cases of them and give them out like candy in their churches. In fact, Larry’s book and … More On the Way to Faithful are You Becoming a Pharisee?