this went thru my mind


Bible & inspiration: Reasons for Believing the Bible is God’s Word by Roger Olson

“… there is a vast difference between the Bible and other so-called ‘holy books.’ The difference between the Bible and others book people claim to be inspired is a difference in kind, not just in degree.”

Change: Ten Reasons People Resist Change by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“Diagnosing the sources of resistance is the first step toward good solutions. And feedback from resistors can even be helpful in improving the process of gaining acceptance for change.”

Columbine shooting: 7 Myths about the Columbine Shooting by Trevin Wax

“I thought I knew the basic facts about the deadly shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. I was wrong. Here are seven common myths about that tragic day.”

Ministry: My Big Ministry Blind Spot by Dan Bouchelle [required reading]

“It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so,” quipped Will Rogers. And, it is still true—painfully true. I can now see that I operated under many illusions through the years as I sought to serve the Lord and the church (two related but not identical activities). I falsely assumed if I had faith, modeled grace, worked hard, lived right (or as close as I could manage), followed scripture, and sought to be Spirit-led rather than rule-bound, God was honor-bound to bless my work with success as I defined it.”

Preaching: Preaching: The Fear and the Fortune by Terry Rush

“My fortune is that I get to preach the Word. There is no better opportunity for me. What a life!”

Sin & judging: The Sin We Shouldn’t Judge by Jonathan Storment

“… Jesus isn’t saying that we should judge, he’s just saying we have to start with ourselves first.”

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