Category Archives: Honor

The tone of our debates

Escalating levels of bitter partisanship between political rivals have become a steady reminder of how divided we are as a nation.  Continue reading

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Humility is not an emotion

Misunderstanding humility is risky because this quality is essential to one’s relationship with God. Continue reading

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Honor one another

Let’s renew our love for honoring others! Continue reading

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The God you didn’t expect

I still remember how intrigued I was to see God portrayed by Morgan Freeman as a janitor at the end of the 2003 movie, Bruce Almighty. Something resonated with me. Continue reading

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A dress code for Christians?

Is there a mandatory dress code for Christians? Yes. It’s a fivefold outfit.

Will it compromise the plausibility and authenticity of our witness if we dress inappropriately? Continue reading

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Restoring glory to the ordinary

Have you noticed how easily discontentment destroys joy and gratitude? I fear that the repeated emphasis on being radical for God can also give people the misguided feeling that the ordinary is either boring or some form of compromise. Let’s restore glory to the ordinary! Continue reading

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Surpass one another in showing honor

What would happen if marriages, families and Churches had a renewed passion for showing deference to one another out of honor? Continue reading

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Freedom is impossible without limits

In our delusional effort to escape life under authority, we’ve rejected limitations and boundaries – preferring self-rule over submission to divine authority. Our irrational bid for autonomy has produced a kind of bondage to corruption that could become the destruction of our existence. Continue reading

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Humble, loving, truth-telling Christians in community

As we live our calling to be humble, loving, truth-telling Christians in community – in mutual affection and honor for one another, the case is made for the power of the gospel to transform people. Continue reading

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Answer the call with caution

Consider the balance between answering the call to live out our identity and shifting our motivation in doing it. Continue reading

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