Worth a Look 6.5.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care by Rick Morton and Tony Merida. $2.99. Here is my endorsement:
Orphanology is an excellent resource for the adoption and orphan care movement. As you read the personal stories in these pages, you’ll be moved to tears… and then to action.
A reader of this site recently asked me to explain how I determine whether a book is good and worthy of recommendation or whether it is not. Here are five questions, plus a bonus, that I ask myself as I read.
Often budgeting can digress into a time of mindless regurgitation of last year’s budgeted amount, when a pastor/director simply slides the amount in each line item over to a new budget or does some slight rearranging. However, it instead can be a time for robust discussion around mission and strategy. After all, your budget is a clear indication of your strategy. What you value as a ministry, you resource.
What you have said may or may not be factually wrong, but it is certainly morallywrong, or at the very least politically wrong, and you must apologize. Even if you are not wrong, you are in the wrong, and your interlocutor bears no responsibility to dignify your offensive comment with a reply.