Five to Live By
The School of Hard Knocks
How does God “educate” us? In many ways, including the proverbial “school of hard knocks.” My friend, David Murray, calls it “Wilderness University.” He talks about what Steve Jobs learned in that school and what he learned. A very interesting read: Wilderness University.
Are You Competent to Counsel?
Professor Phil Monroe lists 7 Characteristics of a Competent Counselor. Read his list and ponder what yours would be. Each of us would also do well to ponder how we measure up to Phil’s list.
Credibility in Suffering
John Knight writes about how God Uses My Pastor’s Hurts to Help Me. He shares how Pastor John Piper’s candor about his own suffering makes Pastor Piper credible when he ministers to others who suffer. Are we credible ministers to those who suffer?
Ministry-Based Marketing and Building a Platform
Michael Hyatt is the “guru” of Christian social media and building a ministry platform. I like to call it “ministry-based marketing” where we give away ministry for free and if others follow, that’s an added blessing. In his post My Social Media Tools, Hyatt outlines how to simplify our use of social media. Now that’s something we all could use: a simple, time-saving, workable plan.
5 Reason Why We Must Still Do Good
If we believe in the Gospel of grace—salvation by grace through faith and not by works, then, after we are saved, why continued to do good? Pastor Kevin DeYoung outlines five reasons Why Then We Must Still Do Good.
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