Is Weak Gospel Language Acceptable?

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

“Accept Christ.” Sounds good, right? You read it on church signs and hear it in sermons. But is that all there is to it? Certainly “accepting” Christ is necessary, even good. But it’s not the full picture. I’d like to suggest some bolder language, and here’s why: • It’s not a very clear message. What are you accepting about Christ? … Read More

Just Stop!

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

“Just Stop!” Maybe you’ve heard this phrase (or a variation of it) uttered from the mouth of a parent. Perhaps it has tread across your own lips. Its funny how words like these can take on different meanings based upon the context in which they are spoken and the tone with which they are exclaimed. For instance, “Just stop,” could … Read More

Is Your “Inner Compass” Trustworthy?

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Confession: using a compass is a challenge for me. I wish I could be cool like soldiers in the movies by whipping out the compass, giving it a quick check, and then stuffing in back in my pocket. But, truth be known, I have to stare at the compass for a few minutes, then I have to turn around in … Read More

Quit Multitasking Family

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We use the term “multitasking” quite a bit. While it may be possible to do two things at once physically (walking and chewing gum at the same time), I’m not sure it is possible to do two things at once mentally (at least not voluntarily). Have you ever tried to reply to email and simultaneously carry on a telephone conversation? … Read More

Major League Qualifications

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I remember a few years ago when a major league baseball player was fined by his team for statements that he made in public. Radio talk shows discussed the matter for several days. Some callers ranted about the right to free speech while others pointed out the employer’s right to set rules for his employee’s behavior. My favorite caller made … Read More

The Blessing of Limitations

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Contrary to popular belief, you cannot do everything you set your mind to. No matter how hard I try, I will never slam dunk a basketball on a ten-foot goal (without assistance), or solve the mysteries of the superstring theory. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that humans can do incredible things when we set our minds to it (think … Read More

Overcoming Teeter-Totter Temptation

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Teeter-totter: Perhaps the greatest name for piece of playground equipment. The name itself paints a picture, doesn’t it? I recently took my son to a park where he became fascinated with a teeter-totter. After a few minutes of “teetering” (or is it tottering?) with him, I had to take a break. As I sat down on a park bench, he … Read More