Friday, June 17, 2011

Comparing Going to Church to Going to the Dentist

This fun article by Sammy Adebiyi.

I had to go to the dentist recently. And being in that office made me wonder about the similarities between going to the dentist and going to church. Specifically, I thought:

If I were a pastor and my dentist ever came to my church, I would…

Make the church secretary stop him in the lobby and ask him how long it’s been since he’s been at a church. If it’s been a while, I’d make him fill out a really, really long detailed form about all his family’s history of sins, struggles, shame and addictions. I’d let him know this was standard procedure, and we might need to even do some X-rays to complete our soul records unless another church could send them to us. (See the full article).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seven Thoughts on Time Management

We all have the amount of time at our disposal. It seems that our time is being stolen away bit by bit in every circle of our lives. I'm always looking for ways to maximize my time. Here's a helpful little article. The outline is below:
  1. The point is fruitfulness, not efficiency.
  2. Build a fence around your life, and keep that fence tended.
  3. Perfectionism paralyzes.
  4. Fill in the corners.
  5. Plod. Keep at it. Slow and steady wins the race.
  6. Take in more than you give out.
  7. Use and reuse. State and restate. Learn and relearn. Develop what you know. Cultivate what you have.
Read the whole thing to see each point expanded and explained.

Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner?

Russell Moore asks the question in light of Anthony Weiner's recent downfall - "Are you smarter than Anthony Weiner?" We've seen a series of famous people recently who believed they would never get caught in their wrongs. Moore gives a good word on the topic