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Why Am I Not Writing About Ministry and Theology As Much (Or At All)?

Today I had a fun little experience in which a guy who followed my online activity when I was active a year ago left a comment on a different site I currently own and operate. I then responded to him there and we exchanged a few pleasant words. He then said, “Hey by the way, I miss seeing you online and your writings. Where can I find you again?” *Quick thought: I freakin love encouraging people! Don’t you? This guy has always …

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Blaming God Is Kinda Like Blaming McDonalds

It occurred to me recently that people who blame God for bad things in their life are kinda like the people who blame fast food restaurants for bad health. You could call it “doubting God” if it helps you relate. It’s not always a conscious, outright, blame, but we can all relate to wanting to blame him can’t we?

So the analogy: You may think that sounds funny, but let’s consider the parallels…

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C.S. Lewis (“The Weight Of Glory”) On The True Pleasures Of Glorifying God – [Quote]

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and to earnestly hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I suggest that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

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Will Knowing More Doctrine Make A Person Prideful?

People want to say it’s of little value to know more doctrine. As in, “I can do my job, love God and love people, without knowing all that stuff.”

For example, things like the doctrines of grace – often called Calvinism, Arminianism, Molinism and others. Many state these to not be particularly relevant.

To that I would simply ask: Why would I love God more because I know less about him?

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The Wonder Of Wisdom: It Comes From Jesus… and Goes Back To Him!

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at a youth retreat for a youth group* in Oklahoma. We went way into the mountains and stayed at ‘ballin’ cabin, and in the first evening there I made the lofty attempt to aim us in the direction of understanding what it means to grow in wisdom.

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The Wonder Of Wisdom!

Yea, blame the thin air. If you’ve ever done this, you know it’s no easy task! Couple this with the diversity (and often, inexperience) of a group ranging from jr. high to soon-to-be-graduates (not to mention the adult sponsors) and suddenly we have another mountain to be climbed – only this one is spiritual and intellectual!

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The Majesty’s Men

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I serve as the Director and Editor-In-Chief of The Majesty’s Men, a multi-faceted ministry and brand I founded in 2013 focused on facilitating friendship and mentoring between Christian. TMM is made up of an online community and blog, a network of exemplary men and their sites, a brand and shop, resources, and, most importantly, a growing network of localized face-to-face communities.

I build the site, manage our accounts and volunteers, lead the editing, and lead in strategy and marketing for TMM. It has been a wonderful and super challenging learning experience over the years and I have many more plans for the future!

The best way to get to know TMM is to hop over to the site and check it out.

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Let me know if you have any questions about it! I’d be glad to chat.

I write and work in other locations around the internet. You can catch all my other articles on my Published Elsewhere page, but for my other sites and properties I run, you can just hit these images below to hop over to them in a new window:

SOZO.DO

My work hub for most of my web development, marketing, and consulting with cause-driven businesses and ministries.

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Elasson.com

A super simple blog I use for writing thoughts on personal development and the tension I live in of working in both “ministry and marketplace” work.

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TheMajestysMen.com

A large community website and network I founded with numerous Godly men writing and producing content for the goal of encouraging and equipping one another to be the leaders God has called us to be as men of God.

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