Theologically, the healthy and wide spectrum resonates with grace, but one end tips into being motivated by guilt, and the other end tips into inertia. One denies the gospel, and the other takes the gospel for granted.
Each team position could be simplified into asking its one distinctive question.
I have had the same conversation several times now, with different people. We have held an event of some sort – I can think immediately of the examples of a special service, a concert, and involving a group of people in a particular ministry. And on each occasion the person running it came up to
It was probably the most formative piece of feedback to a sermon I have ever received. I don’t remember what I had preached on, but I know I thought it was pretty average, and I wasn’t happy with it. Straight afterwards a friend came up to me and asked me how I thought it had
I nearly lost my nerve. I was preaching on Romans 12:1-8, about being a body with a variety of interdependent gifts. “Every Christian needs every other Christian to be fully engaged.” “You can have a day off from being a policeman, or a banker, or a performer. You just don’t get a day off being
Identifying your strengths is a key part of finding a job or moving on in your career at the moment. Knowing your contribution will lead to your personal satisfaction and worth, and to your being productive and energised. Perhaps the most engaging exponent of this view is Marcus Buckingham. A Brit living in the States,