Articles Tagged 'Criticism'

ToGather: Our Father's Grace Becomes Our Mission

Few truths are more important to us than Jesus' promise to intercede for us.

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Family in the Fire

Jesus is among the familiar trappings of his heritage of faith and immediate family, both of whom are dangerously toxic to him and his ministry at this point in his journey.

Phil Ware continues his reflections and convictions on becoming a JesuShaped disciple, this time focusing on the dangers and difficulties the Lord faced from his religious adversaries.

Jesus' Loose Lug Nuts and His RagTag Band

Could it be that we are more afraid of being contaminated by the world than motivated by Jesus to be salt and light?

Phil Ware reminds us that we want to not only share in the Lord's Supper, but we also want our table to be like Levi's table of grace and friendship.

Whatever Happened to the Gift of Affirmation?

What I had missed was the human element of this event in Jesus' life. The heavenly Father was affirming his Son!

Phil Ware shares insight into affirmation of God's leaders from the life of Jesus and the ministry of Paul.

Love the Family

Your church can be that kind of family, and it can begin with you being that kind of family member.

Patrick Odum reminds us that we can be better at loving the family of believers than we are doing now and that this change, this commitment to love, can make all the difference in the world.

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

What's a young guy got to do?

Rubel Shelly wades into the Tim Tebow issue with some good insight and a reminder to wait and see how this all turns out.

Everyone Is a Critic

What do we do and how do we act in a world of critics?

Rubel Shelly talks about how we all have begun to play the role of critic -- some are on the giving end and some on the receiving -- so how are we to act and respond in such a world?

Sawdust and Two-by-Fours

What are we overlooking in ourselves to criticize others?

Patrick Odum writes about firefighters burning down their own station, hypocrites, criticism, and our desire to run others down.

Worship in the Microsoft Age

What does worship really entail?

Patrick Odum reminds us of the importance of church and how it may not be efficient, but is sure necessary.

Something Better Than a Critic

Isn't there anything nice to say?

Rubel Reminds us that there are nearly always good things to say about others if we will look and most folks need something kind and encouraging said to them.

How to Handle Criticism

How do you handle it when people come down on you?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we have big dreams or want to be used by God significantly, we will have plenty of critics, but don't let them stop you and he gives several different pieces of good advice.

Sizzling!

What do you do when you receive sharp criticims?

Criticism hurts and we often respond unappropriately and hurtfully only making things worse so why don't we take time, weed our own garden, and learn from it.

With the Help of Friends

What do you do when you can't do it alone.

We need to be accountable and get the support of friends.

The Toll Over the Long Haul

What difference does a little criticism really make?

Criticism hurts even when, or maybe especially when, it is dressed in pretty packages and given to us over a long time.

Seeing the Face of Jesus

Have you seen the Lord lately?

When Christians gather together for worship and fellowship, it is a holy moment.

Church Taters

What kind of church tater are you?

Let's not be critical people -- Taters in chruch parlance.

Can't Please Everyone

Who are you trying to please?

You can't please everyone, so try to please God!