David and Goliath. Field of Dreams. Star Wars. Rocky. The Sandlot. The local mom and pop store. Underdog stories never get old. We can't help loving them. They also contain a distinctively American flavor, probably because this country only exists because the underdog...
Despite our temptation to draw broad stroke, short-cut evaluations of a church’s faithfulness to Christ based on its forms of worship (music, liturgy, ministries), we must hold back.
Fear of the Lord means starting everything with God. It means recognizing God is the central reality in the universe, not me, not even the universe in its past, present, or future form
In short, it is good to hold the highest view and vision of your spouse, but no man is married to the Proverbs 31 woman, and no woman has Proverbs 31 on her resume.
Org charts and hierarchical structures matter, and the interplay of those relationships are fragile, precious, and borderline sacred, even if we would prefer that they weren’t there, or we try to pretend we’ve transcended power dynamics