Well gang, something completely unexpected happened yesterday—I was invited to be a guest on Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio today at 3:30 EST. I’ll be talking with Chris about some things I shared over the weekend about the lottery, finding satisfaction in Christ, and how I believe God was being very kind to me in never allowing me to win more than $50 on a scratch ticket. I hope you’ll tune in (and call in) this afternoon.
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The media does not go into coverage overdrive every time a monk is disciplined for allegedly breaking his vows. Is it not time that journalists just accepted the fact that Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant covenant community of higher education and stopped being “shocked, shocked” every time a case arises regarding what the standards of faithfulness are or ought to be in this community? Of course, like any monastery, Wheaton is always having an internal conversation about whether certain of its beliefs and practices have become too strict or too lax.
Some people read this text and think that because Paul tells slaves to honor their masters, he must also be endorsing slavery. But is it really true that telling these Christian slaves to submit to their masters is the equivalent of approving slavery? The answer is no for several reasons.
How did my dad get there and influence me to go there? He really, really knew that God loved him and had completely forgiven all his sins at the cross of Jesus. He did not wring his hands, wondering what God thought of him. He believed the good news, his spirit soared and he could never do too much for Jesus.
There is a deep connection between wisdom and making the most of the limited time we have been given. Wise people recognize the brevity of this life and steward their time well.
Because stewardship of time is so important, here are three warning signs you are not stewarding time wisely.
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A unique obligation exists in the relationship between Christian leaders and the churches or ministries employing them. It’s not easy for a Christian leader to transition from one ministry to another or from ministry back into secular employment. If we think merely about our responsibility to our own church or ministry organization, we’ll miss doing what’s best for the greater purposes of the Kingdom. How well we attempt to care for those in Christian leadership—even those who fail morally and miserably—reflects Kingdom values to all who are watching, both within the Church and outside of it in the surrounding culture.