Love as Motivation for Time Management

We normally think about time management in terms of personal productivity – we want to manage our time well so that we can accomplish things, finish what we start, achieve goals, and pursue excellence. We want to avoid time wasters, unorganized schedules, and time spent on things of lesser priority because it robs us of…

My recent article in the Ahwatukee News

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash Do you grow tired of the militaristic posture characterizing many individuals engaged in a discussion? I sure do! Whether it’s a fly-by political discussion with someone at Fry’s, an in-depth conversation with an acquaintance over religion, or a perusal of Facebook where people pontificate on any and all issues, I find myself…

4 reasons why I’m not so grouchy about other churches.

Photo by Omar Prestwich on Unsplash Grouchiness about other pastors’ churches? Their size? Their coolness? The number of conversions they see? Their creativity in programming, marketing, sermons?  Nope. Not me. Never. I promise. I’m always kingdom-minded and thankful for the work that God is doing in and through other churches. God tells us to “rejoice always” (1 Thes.…

If it is hard to accept a rebuke, even a private one, it is harder still to administer one in loving humility – D. A. Carson

Carson’s statement begs the question, “how do you give a rebuke in loving humility?” David Mathis in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines gives seven steps we can work towards giving a rebuke that is biblical/Jesus-honoring. Check your own heart first. Seek to sympathize. Pray for restoration. Be quick. In my opinion,…