Category Archives: Social Networking

Social Justice and the Church

We can confidently articulate a worldview that honors our Creator and Savior without verbalizing explicit references to the Bible. We can also hope for some of these truths to resonate with the general public. Continue reading

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Silence and solitude needed

The practices of silence, solitude and secrecy are indispensable parts of spiritual transformation. But quietness seems to be an endangered quality. In a media saturated culture (dominated by technology), these disciplines seem to be increasingly at risk. Continue reading

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Restore Tolerance to America

Tolerance has been the most emphasized social standard in America for the last several decades. But radical activists have hijacked tolerance and used it as a tool of power to coerce society to conform to their moral agenda.
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Christian community

  What kind of community life should a local Church pursue? This is best answered by closely looking at the “one-another” commands in the New Testament. These are exhortations about how to relate to each other as Christians in community.  … Continue reading

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Most visited in the past 90 days

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Facebook guidelines (7 Do’s and Don’ts)

While speaking at a conference, a pastor asked if he could talk with me about a heartbreaking situation in his Church. It was a large Church and he was one of the main leaders. With a heavy heart, he told … Continue reading

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8 links worth checking out

A Bubba With a Passion for the Gospel and Golf (In That Order) What’s Your State Good At? The restoring power of music: How to Listen to Music Social networking 101 for parents Almost 20% of 3rd Graders Have Cell … Continue reading

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Are you raising a narcissist?

Do you know the 9 symptoms associated with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?

This disorder is assigned to someone who meets five or more of the symptoms.

While psychiatrists caution against assigning personality disorders to people until at least age eighteen, it can’t hurt to watch for tendencies toward symptoms associated with disorders – especially regarding narcissistic personality disorder. 
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Three legal considerations for Pastors and Churches

  Some of our pastoral staff recently attended a seminar for pastors provided by a trusted law firm in our area. Although our applications from this seminar might be different in other parts of the world, I thought I would … Continue reading

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Facebook guidelines for pastors and others

(7 Do’s – 7 Don’ts – 7 Questions) Social networks have become the way people connect and communicate. Like other mediums of communication, Twitter and Facebook have both positive and negative potential. A very sad use of Facebook recently came … Continue reading

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