The wisdom of Proverbs teach us to listen carefully to what people have to say.
Social media has not only disadvantages for the church, but also advantages. Here are three advantages.
Social media has not only advantages for the church, but also has disadvantages. Here are three disadvantages.
This article considers the responsibility we have to watch our words on social media, as God also will hold us accountable for what we say there. He calls for us to be full of both truth and grace in what we say.
This article discusses how to guide the church through this digital age. It reminds us that some things will change but God never changes, and it issues a call to guard family and community time.
This article considers what the Bible teaches on how we use our words. It provides nine propositions as a guide.
This article explains how the tongue can be used in only two possible ways: it can be a weapon of destruction or it can be used to build others up.
This article explains the relationship between language and salvation: God uses language for our salvation, and we use language to show our gratitude.
Having discussions at your home about your children and social media? This article offers seven discussion points to have with them on the matter. Two words feature as essential in the discussion: necessity and maturity.
How can pastors make the best of social media? This article explains that the first step is to be positive about it, and to consider the evangelistic, personal, and community benefits it offers.
Social media can provide a wonderful opportunity for church leaders to build a platform for social influence. How can you maximize social media for such a purpose? This article offers twelve tips for church leaders.
This article alerts users of smartphones to the positives and negatives of these devices.
In Ephesians 4:15 Christians are commanded to speak the truth in love. How can we do that? This article unpacks seven ways.
When can you talk about someone in such a way that you avoid gossip? This can happen when you are governed by five desires and guided by five criteria. Let the article unpack these.
Does it matter how you use your smartphone? It should, because there are three persons interested in your smartphone: God, Satan, and your heart. And they each have a purpose for your phone.
How should Christians engage in a debate? How can they also discuss online with their opponents? This article argues that there are at least seven rules that must govern Christians in their discussions.
In today's language full of profanity, it is good to remember that every word you speak is spoken in the presence of God. This is enough to make every Christian examine his speech. How should Christians communicate? Communication and speech is a reflection of the heart and of one's relationship with God, and therefore everything we say matters.
The Bible issues a strong warning concerning the power of the tongue. The tongue has the power to do both evil or good. This article maps out the source of our words – why do we speak as we do? The author discusses right and wrong uses of the tongue, and highlights the blessings of using your tongue in a godly manner.
While the Bible calls Christians to contend for the faith, this article shows that disputing in a godly way is not easy, for we must show love and apply the golden rule to those who differ from us. The focus of this article is that in disputation, the goal is winning the other person to Christ, not winning the argument.
While the Bible calls us to contend for the faith, this article shows that disputing in a godly way is not easy, for we must show love and apply the golden rule to those who differ from us. Here focus is given to doing polemics in biblical way by being protective and constructive, taking into account reason, history and tradition.
While the Bible calls Christians to contend for the faith, this article shows that disputing (polemics) in a godly way is not easy, for we must show love and apply the golden rule to those who differ from us. In learning to deal with those who differ from you, it is important to reflect on whether you are being true to the facts and fair, and to be aware of possible double meanings or dangers in the position you take.
While the Bible calls us to contend for the faith, this article shows that disputing (polemics) in a godly way is not easy, for we must show love and apply the golden rule to those who differ from us. Therefore, the author shows that in talking with those who differ from us, we must seek to understand their perspective. In this way, we lay the ground to deal with disputes in a godly manner.
Calling for Christians to rethink the use of "bathroom" and sexual slang, this article shows that while on occassion Scripture does have some slang language, its use is different from how it is used today. Considering the use of God's name as slang, this article calls for reverence to God in our speech.
To speak evil about someone is to use any form of speech about them that is destructive, harmful, negative, unrighteous, or unforgiving. But is there a time when it is right to speak evil about someone? This article argues that there is.
What makes words true? This article explains that there are five things in a truthful speech: accuracy, relevance, timeliness, discretion, and justice.