Missing the Forest for the Trees? Three ways to tell if You Are
Humility is the gateway to Christian love. This begs the question: How can we tell if we are humble enough to walk love’s path well?
How to teach Children Humility
Recently, I was speaking with a fellow Sunday school teacher about adding an emphasis on humility to the curriculum. “But how would you teach it to the younger children,” she asked. I immediately realize the task might be harder than I had considered. But several hours of thinking and multiple blind alleys later, I was …
Love: A Manifesto
Feel free to download LOVE: A MANIFESTO in blue here or in yellow here. Are you a religious leader looking for a safe way to discuss important social issues affecting your group, congregation or the church? Are you searching for a path to do so without alienating the very people you are trying to reach? The …
Losing Our Humanity Begins with the illusion of Ownership
Over the next few weeks, I want you to try an experiment. Pay close attention to the dialogue that takes place in your head as you talk to yourself. If you’re anything like me, then I’m betting you’ll eventually notice a pattern: When you hear yourself internally verbalizing some form of the phrase, “But that’s …
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Confident or Arrogant, What’s your Belief Style?
We all know people who think entirely too much of themselves. No one likes that kind of over-the-top, “holier than though” arrogance. Not even God, who firmly states that He hates a “haughty” person and that pride inevitably leads to a spiritual fall. Yet, the Bible also tells us that as Spiritual men and women …
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The Three Pillars of Love
The concept of love is useless as a building block of life until a person realizes that, like the atom, it has three important subparts. To move Christian spiritually beyond alchemy, hearsay, guesswork — perhaps even outright lies — we need to understand the internal structure of love.