Attitude

Attitude

The Beauty of Diversity

Where I grew up (the northeast Georgia mountains), there was not very much diversity, however you would like to define it.  The county was pretty close to 100% Caucasian, and at the time, there were not all that many residents who could not trace their roots back to some of the earliest settlers of the area.  This lack of diversity, sadly, often led to ideas and…

Rushing to Judgment

One of the aspects of our fallen human nature is the rush to judgment we often observe, an aspect that has been a part of us since the expulsion from the Garden.  Consider Cain’s murder of his brother (Gen. 4:1-8), brought on by a rush to judgment about why God chose Abel’s offering over his which resulted in his envy and rage.  What if Cain had asked God why…

Serving the Body

On a regular basis, we will have posts here from one of our Elders.  This week’s post is from Jason Woodard. The Pareto principle or what is commonly known as the 80/20 rule, says that about 80% of outcomes come from about 20% of the causes. Some examples of this are that 80% of the problems a teacher encounters comes from 20% of their students! In business it is…

Giving

This past week I ran across some research findings that can be put in the “I Could Have Told You That” file.  Researchers at both the University of Chicago and Northwestern University (both prestigious research institutions) released their studies that showed that people are happier when they give than when they receive.  The researchers conducted two different…

Husbands

On a regular basis, we will have posts here from one of our Elders.  This week’s post is from Jason Woodard. Recently I have been thinking about how the Biblical family model is under constant assault. God has created the family structure and it is at the center of His Church. An effective means of injuring the Church is to injure the family. Ephesians 5:22-6:4…

Civility in a Post-Civil Age

No one can deny that over the past few years we have witnessed a significant decline in how people interact with those who disagree with them, whatever the topic.  When the topic in question happens to be one that the people involved are passionate about (politics, religion, or football), it can become heated in a hurry.  If you add the layer of social media, where those…