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Category Archives: stewardship
Roe v. Wade Overturned, Now What?
A great legal victory occurred on June 24, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade after more than 49 years (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization). The issue of abortion is returned to the states. Now what? … Continue reading
Posted in Abortion, Ethics, Family, Forgiveness, Homosexuality, Marriage, Priorities, stewardship Tagged all have sinned, amy coney barrett, anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, brett kavanaugh, changing hearts and minds, clarence thomas, Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, donald trump, elder son, Forgiveness, forgiving, Grace, in the news, john roberts, June 24 2022, June 26 2015, legislating morality, legislating sin, light of world, mercy, neil gorsuch, Obergefell v Hodges, politics, pro-family, pro-life, prohibition, Roe v Wade, roe v. wade, salt of earth, salvation more important than politics, samuel alito, stewardship, the gospel's power to change hearts and minds, voting 1 Comment
Climate Change, an Existential Threat?
Let’s define the terms. Climate refers to the long-term weather conditions. “Weather refers to short-term conditions of the atmosphere while climate is the average daily weather for an extended period of time at a certain location… weather is what you … Continue reading
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The Investment of Time
Have you head of the “10,000 hour rule”? The theory is that to excel in a thing (e.g. sports, music, technology, business, etc.) 10,000 hours need to be invested in that thing (e.g. study, experimentation, practice). This theory was popularized … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, christian growth, evangelism, Priorities, Soul Winning, stewardship, Time Tagged 1 Peter 2:9, 10000 hour rule, 2 Peter 3:18, Acts 8:4, berlin's academy of music, bill gates, bill joy, book outliers, business, Colossians 4:5, engineers, Ephesians 5:16, grow in grace and knowledge, Hebrews 5:12, investing time, John 9:4, johnny ramsey, k. anders ericsson, lawyers, malcolm gladwell, Matthew 5:13-16, mozart, music, physicians, pratice makes perfect, redeem time, salt and light, specialists, sports, SWAT team, technology, the beatles, time, veternarians Leave a comment
Thoughts From The Prophets: A Bag With Holes
“Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: consider your ways! You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no … Continue reading
A Sense of Urgency
I recently finished watching Ken Burns’ series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The 14 hour series weaves the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative. He suggests that both Theodore and Franklin were driven by a … Continue reading
Posted in be ready, Christian Influence, evangelism, Forgiveness, Preachers, Preaching, Soul Winning, stewardship, Time Tagged book means of ascent, brievity of life, Eleanor roosevelt, evangelism, FDR, forgivness, george johnson, James 4:14, ken burns, LBJ, life is a vapor, mrs. roy carruth, robert caro, sam early johnsom, sam johnson, song: swiftly we're turning, the roosevelts, tillit s. teddlie, time, tom johnson, TR, urgency Leave a comment
I’ve heard people say things like, “I’m just an ordinary person. What can I do?” They reason that since they lack formal or specialized training and eloquence of speech they are useless in the service of God… The truth is, … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Soul Winning, stewardship Tagged amos, andrew, carpenter, David, elisha, encouragement for those who think that they can do nothing, esther, farmer, fishermen, gatherer of sycamore fruit, gideon, God can use ordinary folks, ignorant, james, john, joseph, keeper of sheep, moses, no special training, ordinary folks can accomplish the extraordinary, orphan, paul, peter, plowboy, ruth, shepherd, speech difficulty, unlearned, wheat farmer, widow Leave a comment