Tag: listening

To my friends both right and left

  We read reports of those on the right causing dissention, dividing, being bigoted, etc.. In those spheres there is no disagreement, so it must be true.  We read reports of those on the left causing dissention, dividing, being bigoted, etc.. In those spheres  there…

Thoughts on the recent tragedy

I’ve seen a few of these tragedies now. They’re becoming a sad reflection on our society. What these tragedies reveal about us is sad. It’s not as dire as loss of life, but it’s sad enough we should stop and reflect. First, evil exists….

Manic Monday: Wasted

One of the most wasted resources in the church is the Sunday Morning Sermon. (Did I just hear a class break?) While some of my friends might be gasping for breath, hear me out: A good pastor wrestles with what to preach He must…

Conflict Part 3: A method of carefronting

I carefronted two boys who were fighting. Going through the three questions of the last post, it was a clear and urgent matter to carefront them. The story turns out they were just playing like they do at home. They were not scared or…