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August 21, 2017

i A . S . K : Messaging God

The ubiquitous “i” prefix stands for words like internet and innovation. It has also turned us inward, arousing self-centeredness and exhibitionism through selfies and social media. But altruistic verbs like care or love can sanctify the “i” pronoun in front of them. I recently addressed a thousand missionaries characterized by iGive or iDie in the two largest lands in the world. For this devotional on the theology and practice of biblical prayer, the verb that follows the “i” is an acronym. As such, it will be pronounceable and memorable, and more importantly, doable. The acronym A.S.K. generates from Matthew 7:7–8, […]
August 16, 2017
professional

The Intersection of Leaders in Business and the Church

“The Table Podcast” featuring Dr. Darrell Bock and Greg Forster via Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Development at Dallas Theological Seminary Transcript podcast teaser below regarding the divide between professionals and pastors… “There’s a failure to recognize that both groups bring knowledge to the table. I’ve been influenced in this particular respect by Dallas Willard and his analysis of how people will respond and change the way they live based on who they think has knowledge. As I’ve meditated on that and looked at it in the world that we move in, in our program what I see is religious […]
August 14, 2017
beware

Beware the Deceivers: Colossians 2:8

Author, Chuck Gianotti, echoes the apostle Paul’s word of warning, “Beware…” This post is a sobering caution to those that are on the other side of the pulpit to hold teachers accountable. For those that are pastors and trainers of pastors, a warning to be sure they hold themselves and their co-laborers to the standard and truth of the Word of God. Reposted with kind permission of the author, appearing originally via Bible-equip.org. Also included in Mr. Gianotti’s book, Day by Day in the Prison Epistles.       See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, […]
August 9, 2017
biblicalmatters

Does biblical preaching matter?

Why biblical teaching matters Over ten years ago I was in Ghana, helping to equip a group of pastors from West Africa. My most vivid memory from that time was etched in my mind during a particular lunch break. The host pastor invited us into his home and while we were eating he turned the television on. Behold, a pastor from Texas was preaching up a storm! Unfortunately, he was railing for (or against?) a federal “flat tax.” At the time, one of our country’s political debates was whether the graduated federal income tax should be changed to a single […]
August 7, 2017
saying no

Do You Have A Hard Time Saying “No”?

Article from Bob Tiede reposted with kind permission. Article posted originally via Leading with Truth.   If “YES” then this post is for you! If “NO” then please share this post with all your friends who do and move on to something else! Saying No If you do have a hard time saying “No” may I ask you a couple of questions? When you are asked to do something for someone do you almost always instantly say “Yes?” And then within minutes (sometime seconds) do you ask yourself “Why did I commit to that when I am already way overloaded?” […]
August 2, 2017
responsibility

Responsibility: To Whom Much is Given Much is Required

Our responsibility to the body of Christ: Enjoy this video of Mr. Bill Hendricks from a July 12, 2017, Dallas Seminary Chapel session where he cuts through to the needs of the bride of Christ all over the world and how those of us with theological training should respond in light of that great responsibility. Mr. Bill Hendricks, Executive Director for Christian Leadership through the Hendricks Center, encourages those that have a seminary education, highlighting their profound responsibility to pass on what is obtained with the worldwide body of Christ. This video embodies the heart and mission behind GProCommission. May you […]