How Can Mega-Church Preachers Keep Their Ego in Check? (podcast)
Greg confesses his own early insecurities as a church leader and shares some of the insights that helped free him from destructive thinking.
Wonderlane via Compfight Richard Beck posted this reflection of the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with her hair and the idea of a Christian aesthetic. It’s inspiring. From the blog: More and more, I’ve come to describe my faith in similar terms, in aesthetic terms. Some things in the world–big global things and small things I…
Here’s a really fine video message from N.T. Wright on how to read Scripture. So many of the misunderstandings we take away from Scripture happen when we pick out a verse here and there and neglect the whole story. We hope this will bless you and encourage you to “press your nose against the window.”
Greg talks the role of preacher as a model of worship. Dan confesses another of his weaknesses. Episode 492 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0492.mp3
Are you inadvertently appealing to magic when you listen for God’s voice? Greg continues his series on hearing and responding to God by pointing out the difference between communion with God and Christian magic. You can view the previous videos here and here and here.
Big Greg struggled to realize what Little Greg knew all along. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0396.mp3
Jesus said: “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” (Mt 16:18) To understand Jesus’ teaching here, there are a few things you should know. First, “Hades” was the standard term for the underworld, which means that Jesus was probably referring to the whole of the Satanic kingdom.…