Credit Where Due

Credit Where Due

The Point

The biggest complaint I hear against organized Churchianity is the injustice Christians give each other every day. Christians allow scandal after scandal of dominating each other, neglecting needs, disunity, just to name a few.

Inviting non-Christians to join the scandals we harbor will only make future evangelism more difficult—and rightly so.

It’s as if Christians think non-Christians are blind to injustice, as if Christians have the corner on every good idea, and they’re actually surprised at non-Christian brilliance. Evangelism would be faster and easier if Christians plucked the log. But, first, they’d have to give non-Christians some overdue credit.  · · · →

Self-Respect

Self-Respect

The Point

So many problems come because the wrong people dominate. When the right people don’t step up, the wrong people gain power by default—and they’re not the most skilled.

Should the next generation step up, the right people must first wrest power from old, defaulted leadership. That’s not easy, especially since default leaders disrespect everyone because they didn’t earn their own positions of leadership. They simply filled a void created by potentially good leaders who didn’t step up.

If we want respect, we must respect ourselves first. The tougher lesson is that self-respect begins with tending to one’s own business.  · · · →

Everyone

Everyone

The Point

Americans know that American politics are upside down. And Americans know that American business is upside down. And Americans rarely see the ironic reversal of both business and politics being upside down.

Business schools teach managers to cow-tow to every consumer demand, while Republicrats give lectures on why the people are wrong. Shouldn’t a business define itself while the people lecture the politicians on what to do in office?

The problem isn’t with politicians nor business managers, but with the public. It’s time to wake up: Only the people make sure that the right people do the right things.  · · · →

The Beauty of Boundaries

The Beauty of Boundaries

The Point

Orange can’t be purple. This may seem unfair, but any other way would be unfair to everyone because sunsets would not be beautiful.

We look at many activities and ask about our “rights” or “why God is or isn’t angry”. When, in fact, it’s not our actions that matter as much as the results of our actions.

Actions may seem benign in themselves, or harmful. Often, however, the opposite proves true with the results. And it is the results that determine whether actions are good or bad. Being honest with ourselves about our actions is part of growing up.  · · · →