I appreciate this handling of what’s kind of a tricky question.
It is as astonishing as it is radical!
“Pastor, be encouraged, keep your head down, keep planting and watering by faithfully preaching the gospel of Jesus, and you can know God is working through it even when you don’t know.”
“Growing up, Garza said she was never particularly religious — her parents were Christian but not devout when she was growing up — and as she’s advanced her spiritual practice, she said she feels even more disconnected from traditional organized religion.”
“Life lessons aren’t something to be sought after. They simply happen to find us.” Ain’t that the truth!
There are lots of good reflections here, including this: “If we allow things to centre on one man, we feed narcissism. The more we spread authority and power – functionally and relationally – we limit the possibility of narcissism being able to take hold.”
“Though not everyone will have the chance to go on a dig, there are unique benefits (and I believe blessings) that come from studying biblical archaeology.”
We must go hard after every sin and to pursue each one until it has been completely crushed, for even one sin left alone is enough to do terrible damage to our souls.
Behind every sin is a lie. —Tim Chester