this went thru my mind


Abortion: Q&A: What is Your Stance on Abortion? by Greg Boyd

“The unique Kingdom approach to abortion doesn’t focus on figuring out the ‘right’ political solution, getting ‘the right’ candidates into office or getting the ‘right’ bills passed. As with everything else about the Kingdom, it rather focuses on manifesting the self-sacrificial love of God towards women with unwanted pregnancies and towards their unborn children.”

China, faith & persecution: The Greatest Revival

“The worst they can do is kill us, but all that means is we will be promoted to the glorious presence of our Lord for all eternity!”

Facebook & parenting: 5 Facebook Tips Pastors Should Share with Parents by Jeremy Smith

“Print off this article, share it, or save it to a PDF to email it. I don’t care the medium it gets transmitted, just get this into the hands of parents.”

Idolatry: How to Turn From Your Idols by Eric McKiddie

“View idols for what they really are. … Diagnose the idol. … Identify the purpose for the idol. … Transfer your trust in the idol to trust in the Lord.”

Learning: Some Leaders Never Stop Learning by Jim Martin

“The leader who is a lifelong learner will bless his/her church or organization.  Think of your learning as an investment in your mind, your family, and in those whom you have the opportunity to serve.”

Prayer: How Do I Start Praying? by Bill Mounce

“These two ideas provide the balance we need in prayer, the mix of familiarity and reverence.”

it’s time to be civil (14)


5. Be inclusive. … ‘The great secret … is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.’ (George Bernard Shaw) …

“As we advance in years, we often seek safety in sameness. Rather than yearning to discover, we want to be reassured. It is almost a duty toward ourselves to and other, however, to resist, at least occasionally, the temptation of the well-rehearsed life. Making the effort to diversify our acquaintances and experiences and to understand that which we discover is certainly a civil thing to do. It happens to be a smart one as well.”

Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni (St. Martin’s Press, 2002); pp. 54,57