The Early Bird is a daily round up of articles, video clips and/or podcasts which will feed the souls, challenge you, help you grow and sometimes laugh.
How to fight and attack the viruses that corrupt a leaders heart. Article focuses on leadership, but this happens to all of us.
If Paul could write these self-denying, countercultural, other-worldly words to slaves about their livelihood, could he write them to us about our jobs? If so, here are three ways we can glorify God in our job, whether we are working the dream, or dreading our work.
It’s encouraging to reflect on the fact that God’s followers in biblical times lived in societies that opposed them and made it difficult to faithfully follow God. And all of us have times in our lives that are hard to live through.
But for those who belong to him, God’s generosity continues throughout eternity. Even in this life, every single circumstance is a good gift working an eternal purpose. All things, including life’s trials, are part of God’s benevolent plan to make believers more like Christ (Romans 8:28-29). Can you see why the apostle Paul reminds his readers to be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18)? Our generous God uses everything, even the hard things, to remake his people in his image.
By definition, feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes”. Clear enough, and a worthy cause I might add. But I asked Christians of different ages and genders how they would define feminism and here are some of their statements:
“I would say that the only man who is called to preach is the man who cannot do anything else, in the sense that he is not satisfied with anything else. This call to preach is so put upon him, and such pressure comes to bear upon him that he says, “I can do nothing else, I must preach.”
John Piper responds to this question, very helpful and worth the read or you could just listen.