Churches should use all the tools of their time to reach the world with the gospel. But to be empowered for effective witness, even in our day, we must regularly, physically gather with the body of Christ. We must gather to evangelize. READ MORE…
The trendy argument that healthy relationships are necessary for effective evangelism is more ad populum than ad veritatum. It’s what we want to hear, not what we need to hear. I am thankful for those who put so much effort into statistical Christian research with an eye on strengthening churches toward effective evangelistic growth. But as the Bible teaches and history demonstrates, as important as healthy relationships are to the human experience, relational equity is not a prerequisite to effective gospel witness. Gospel power transcends relational equity.
The simple gift of listening can build bridges and open doors in even the most delicate of conversations. Listening well can deepen relationships, shape emotions and inform decisions. Most know this. And most believe they listen well. But do you really? Which of these 10 suggestions do you need to work on today to become a better listener?
Conflict is a normal part of the human experience. Here are 9 common barriers to conflict resolution. The list is not exhaustive, but perhaps it will help us all understand a little better how to interact with opposing viewpoints in healthy conflict-dialogue that lends itself to resolution over perpetuity.
“A lifted head will perceive the immediate through the lens of the eternal; these eyes peer through the urgency of every moment, upward, into the hope of the One who holds eternity.”