I fear that in our attempt to eliminate distractions we’ve also eliminated the corporate reality of worship.
If God is calling you to experience the painful paradox of Christian friendship, know this brothers and sisters, he is good.
If you want to have your breath taken away by grace, wonder the New Testament in search for what happens to wicked men and women who are “in, with, through, and by” Christ.
Thinking through these questions often can help identify your stream as a gospel-filled well your followers should drink from often or a gospel-less pit followers should avoid.
In a thread of confirmation bias, hate, uncareful thinking, narcissism, and over exaggerations, be the voice of gospel reason.
Remember, a cross and the pursuit of the good of others should mark your Christian life. This must be true for your social media presence as well.
Your justification isn’t in the fact that you don’t post selfies or engage in over-the-top political comment streams. It’s in the blood of a murdered Son.
Be a gospel-drenched seminary student.
Jesus' torn flesh and spilt blood was for the embarrassing—those like you and me.
For any pastor, especially the young one, it is easy to become self-centered. We can even see this in ministry too, when guys perform ministry duties so that they are made much of. In the nicest way I can let me remind you, young pastor, that by yourself there is nothing in you but sin and death.
Doubting and insecure Christian, one day you’ll believe God.