I’ve been on a bit of a reading kick recently…
Finished Craig Groeschel’s “It”. Not bad. I appreciated how it addressed the dangers of doing vocational ministry and how that can negatively affect your relationship with Christ.
Favorite quote: “In the midst of a generation screaming for answers, Christians are stuttering.” (actually from Howard Hendricks, not Craig)
We have conversations on our staff about how not listening to what people are asking about will ensure that you spend a ton of energy answering questions no one is asking. In other words, contending for 7-day creation but not be the most important thing to the small business owner that works next to your church and doesn’t know Jesus. Don’t assume that your favorite topic of apologetics is what every man or woman you encounter needs to hear. Listen closely. Ask questions. Don’t jump all over them. Enter into their life and their questions. Then ask for the Spirit to give you the words you need.