Warning: you might get a little misty.
Today, one of the common complaints from the progressive side is that evangelicals are always “drawing lines” and “making distinctions” and “policing boundaries” and declaring “who’s in and who’s out.” One wonders what they’d say about the apostles, whose concern about boundaries stands out in so many of their letters, right in line with Jesus’ frequent warnings against false teachers.
Sad news, but I’m grateful to see how David Platt is leading through a very difficult time.
Sometimes when I finish a painting I look at it, and like God at the end of each day of creation, see that it’s good – at least I like it. (I might as well say, “That’s a real purty one, aint’ it.”) God gives me joy to look at something I’ve made. God is just so generous, he gives us talent not only to bless others, but for our own enjoyment.
I’m grateful for Crews being willing to share the damaging effects pornography had on him and his marriage.
Christian leaders should be the most loving leaders. God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us (Romans 5:5). We have been empowered by God to love people the way God has loved us. The apostle John challenges us to love as God has loved us. Below are three ways we should express love to those we lead.
Now hear me out. I am not advocating simple nice things or compliments to your pastor to make him feel better as if he is hanging on by a thread. In fact, for your sake and for his, I would encourage you against empty flattery or critique. Instead, I am advocating for intentional thoughtful feedback on what has been preached.