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Money Minded

How important is money to you? What does money provide you? Besides the obvious physical/tangible elements like various items, housing, transportation, and sustenance – what else do you get out of your wealth and material possessions? Does the balance of your bank account provide your sense of self-worth or does it simply reflect the level in which you’ve been monetarily blessed? Is your identity found in the clothes that you wear and the belongings that you own or is it…

Selfless Control

Recently I read two articles in succession that struck me with how much they had in common. The first was from the Associated Press, it spoke of how a president of a Midwestern theological seminary was fired after the trustees determined that his temper had “imperiled his leadership.” The president confessed to “misappropriation of anger,” and “after hours of agonizing discussion and interviews with the president and the vice presidents, a majority of the board members concluded that the expressions…

FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Does what we wear matter? Yes, because Scripture clearly indicates that the people of God should dress “with modesty” in 1 Timothy 2:9. But that leads to another question, what is modesty? Before we attempt to define the parameters of modesty it is important that we acknowledge the standard of modesty. To do that we must go back to the Garden of Eden. Prior to the first sin “man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed” (Genesis…