What is a good definition of anger?

Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash According to David Powlison in Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, anger is a negative evaluation, in which an individual shows active displeasure towards something important enough to care about. It was quite sobering when I reflected on this definition because in agreeing with Powlison’s definition I…

Religious Liberty and the Baptist Tradition

First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious Liberty was originally published in 2005 after a conference on Baptist distinctives held at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in 2005. A new edition appeared in 2016. A Baptist distinctive worth noting, and one continually under attack, is that of religious freedom. In the book, the authors aim…

Choose your inner circle wisely.

Photo by Matteo Vistocco on Unsplash Who you choose and allow into your inner circle will determine who effective your leadership is. These people will either multiple or minimize your effectiveness. Choosing lieutenants unwisely can cripple your ministry. Poor lieutenants can undermine a leader in so many different ways it’s almost staggering. But the value of a great…

Every critic is your friend.

This is simply a fantastic word by Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom in Leadership: the how and why of leading the people you serve. Every critic is your friend. They might not realize that, but they are. Whether they give you criticism with love and care or criticize you out of hatred while trying to tear…