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Pastoral Idolatry: 10 Common Forms of False Righteousness in Ministry


„…If Calvin was right when he said that our hearts are idol factories, and he was, then pastors are no exception. Which insufficient form of righteousness are you guilty of seeking from ministry? Or – if you are like me – which one are you not guilty of seeking?”

1. Theology Righteousness…

2. Philosophy of Ministry Righteousness…

3. Big Church Righteousness…

4. Small Church Righteousness…

5. Contextualization Righteousness…

6. Gospel-Centered Righteousness…

7. Conference Righteousness…

8. Network Righteousness…

9. Education Righteousness…

10. Worship Style Righteousness…   Read the full article here>>

Source : Crosswalk.com

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Din categoria Decadere spirituala, Doctrine False, Leadership/Conducere, Pastoratie

Watching What They Watch – 9 Tips for Media-Literate Families


blog_tv1 Recomand acest articol scris de  Andrea Palpant Dilley. Este foarte important ca parinti , sa ne implicam in viata copiilor nostri . Dumnezeu ni i-a dat ca o binecuvantare insotita de o responsabilitate pentru care vom fi trasi la raspundere. Avem doar cativa ani la dispozitie ca sa investim in copiii nostri. Nu pierdeti vremea, ci rascumparati-o. Spor la lucru!

„In the trailer for Judd Apatow’s This is 40, we see the family sitting around a picnic table when the mother turns to her daughter and says, „We’ve decided to cut back on all the electronics we use.” The daughter protests.

Dad: You need to get outside more.

Mom: Build a fort.

Daughter: Do what in the fort?

Mom: You need to develop your imagination.

Like many of us, they’re grasping to control one of the most unwieldy aspects of contemporary parenting: American media.

It’s both a tool and a tyrant. When my three-year-old sings along to The Sound of Music, I take pleasure knowing she’s enjoying a classic film, but when she throws a fit when it’s time to turn off a Kipper the Dog cartoon, I’m overwhelmed by her near-addictive behavior…”

9 Tips for Media-Literate Families
When selecting programming….

1. Disregard labels: Phrases like „educational video” or „kid video” shouldn’t be a green light, necessarily. Pediatricians will tell you that children learn best through tactile experience and interpersonal contact. No matter how many PBS logos you see, videos are a passive medium, not an active one, and an entertainment medium, not an educational one. Videos are a supplement to learning, not a substitute.
Tips for Media-Literate Families…” Read the full article>>

Source : Christianity Today

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Din categoria Educatie, Familie