Sloth v. Passionate Spirituality

Sloth v. Passionate Spirituality

Have you ever known someone you would consider a sloth? Whenever I hear that word, a specific person from my high school comes to mind. This person was only interested in playing video games and watching TV. In school, this person did the absolute minimum to slide by,...
Anger v. Loving Relationships

Anger v. Loving Relationships

The world around us angry. It seems as if there are more and more topics that are becoming “hot.” If you even mention things like homosexuality, racial division, or politics, there is bound to be someone who is angry about that topic. Sometimes, this anger seems based...
Greed v. Need-oriented Evangelism

Greed v. Need-oriented Evangelism

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. – Mark 10:25 (ESV) Whenever I think about greed, I think about the kid’s movie Toy Story. (Strange correlation, you say?) In the opening scene, a little boy...
Envy v. Gifts-based Ministry

Envy v. Gifts-based Ministry

There were once two shop owners who had shops on the same street; the shops sold similar items, and the two owners were always vying for each other’s business. As such, they envied each other immensely and were continually at odds with each other. One day, an angel...
Gluttony v. Effective Structures

Gluttony v. Effective Structures

Jan jokingly calls herself a “fast-food junkie.” She loves biting into a juicy burger at the end of a long day at work, licking the grease off her fingers as she indulges in a large order of French fries. Throughout the day, she plans out where she wants to pick up...
Pride v. Empowering Leadership

Pride v. Empowering Leadership

Have you ever encountered someone who you would describe as “proud?” If so, it is likely that this person made a strong impression on you, albeit probably not a positive one. People who exhibit the sin of pride often act as if they are at the center of the universe,...
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