June 16, 2017
I think it’s safe to say we can sense a salesman a mile away. That’s why used car salesmen get such a bad rap. They have an agenda. They want to sell you a car. They want to conquer the customer; to win the sale. After recently shopping for a new car for my wife, we got to experience this first hand for the first time in almost a decade. Too often I have seen Christians with an agenda like a used car salesman. Are you loving people just to love them, or do you have an agenda?
June 16, 2017
It’s a little hard for the world to hear the church preach “love your enemies” when we can’t even love our own brothers and sisters just a little different from us.
A Grief Observed (HarperSanFrancisco, 1961)
In this short yet powerful book CS Lewis shares the pages of his diary following the loss of his beloved wife. You see the struggles of faith from a man who stood as a theological giant of his day. The story is real. The message is raw. You will feel the pain he felt, but you will feel the resurgence of faith the Lewis found as well.
It’s apparent social media plays a pretty big role in modern society. It’s how we connect, voice our opinions, share personal moments, and to some it has become another means of weight upon the shoulders of the body of Christ. It has become a yoke of heavy burden, just like that of the Pharisees, because if you didn’t put it on Facebook it never happened. Let me explain.
Frank Viola has become a spiritual mentor and friend to Amber and myself. After having obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology, Frank was the first one to introduce me to God’s eternal purpose. I have been forever smitten by it. It has turned my thinking, my theology, and my life upside down. I began with his work Pagan Christianity, but soon dove into his deeper works that unraveled God’s Eternal Purpose, and the magnificence of our Lord. Below you will find a collection of 27 Frank Viola quotes that are sure to spur you on to greater depths in Jesus Christ.
I’m sure we all know that one person (or a few) that seems to always have a negative attitude and mindset. It doesn’t matter how great a situation is, they will find something to complain about. You could be handing out free money and they would complain that you didn’t give to everyone, or it wasn’t enough to actually do anything with. How do you handle these kinds of people? Here’s how to deal with negative people.