It’s a mixed blessing for me.
I read every bio of every new person who follows one of my Twitter accounts.
It amazes me how common it is for church leaders to use symbolic, flowery language to describe who they are or what they do.
You could just say “I’m the youth pastor at First Baptist.”
Why does it have to be “I lead others to follow the One in The Way He has lead me.”
We live in a trust society that has some trust issues with the church. We need the good people to be more direct about who they are to help people see that there are a lot more normal people leading churches than there are quacks.
Don’t beat around the bush… Don’t use flowery language or make people surf around to find out more.
It’s like the “I’ve got a smoking hot wife” thing, using a lot of flowery language to describe yourself seems to project an insecurity.
Just be direct, folks. Be proud of who you are and what you do.
It’s been a long week.
The kids went back to school. And while I know I’m supposed to celebrate this with relief that those kids are finally out of my hair, the truth is I’d rather have them home. And the transition from having them home over break to getting back into the routine of shuttling people around causes stress.
I took Systematic Theology I twice at Moody Bible Institute.
That’s right. I failed a class in college. It wasn’t for lack of effort. I came into my undergrad not knowing how to study. So while I had everything memorized I struggled to think critically about the content and lacked the ability to put it all together for the tests.
The fact that I skipped class for 2 weeks at the end of the semester to go to every game of a Cubs 10-game home stand wasn’t related to my getting the first F in my life. OK, maybe a little.
Excellence. I pursue you.
Mediocrity. You pursue me.
What’s the difference between the two?
All this technology is making us antisocial. pic.twitter.com/k4j7lOSUeh
— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) December 15, 2013
This picture got retweeted a bunch yesterday. The sarcasm of it is clear. People have correlated technology with the advancement of societal ill for a long, long time.
Today’s whipping boy is the smartphone. The point of the tweet above seems to be that people used to look at newspapers the same way people look at their phones today.