This is another in the Matthias Media series of Six Steps … studies. There’s some video input (two short videos each session), as well as discussion questions. It’s well-suited to use in a group, but I reckon these questions could also work for a solo reader.
The studies are for any and every Christian. [...]
Gossip is, undoubtedly, a most effective way to hurt people.
Gossip is part of Paul’s portrait of what it looks like to be debased (Romans 1:29). Tales about people are the fast food of conversation: salty, fatty, tasty (Proverbs 18:8).
So I am glad when Christians speak about the danger of gossip. I’ve seen gossip [...]
Jesus said to his disciples,
For truly I say to you, if you have faith like the grain of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.
And that means the amount of faith is [...]
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a real page-turner, and one with a feeling of foreboding. Revolving around the shambles of events in Afghanistan since the 1970s, there is plenty of scope for disaster and tragedy. I always felt [...]
We get to know people gradually. I don’t know now what I will learn about you tomorrow, next week, next year.
But I can’t wait until then before talking. We have the conversation now, I respond now, and I choose how love you now.
This is where working assumptions are so handy.
Here’s your experiment. You travel towards a new planet knowing that, of the two races, one is friendly towards humans and the other very angry. Which is the friendly one, the Lamonians or the Gataks?
If you have an answer, then you are a linguist. Congratulations and welcome. The experiment is from David Crystal, [...]
Promise to David, for God to say
Proves him gracious. But what power to keep?
No glory or craft of this house today
Loud enough cries Our Faithful Does Not Sleep.
No house can contain you, no heaven hold,
Fool is the man who says, ‘Our God’s within.’
Is there any effect on individuals, or society, when people watch lots of violent media? Or if they play gore-filled computer games? Or sexualised content on the internet?
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