A Book I’m reading: The Daniel Dilemma
I recently spent some time around Pastor Chris Hodges and his church. It is obvious that God is doing a great work thru his church. Pastor Chris has written several books and this one really speaks to the culture we live in today.
We have real hope we’re called to share. But how we share it makes a difference.
Christians today face a dilemma: in a world that seems to reject everything we believe, how do we walk closely with God without caving to pressure or alienating those we hope to reach?
In this eye-opening new book, Chris Hodges provides a solution by examining the life of the prophet Daniel, who persevered in a corrupt culture that closely resembles our own—and emerged as an influential force in God’s redemptive plan. Full of scripture and seasoned with Hodges’ candid personal insights, The Daniel Dilemma shows us that we can hold firmly to biblical beliefs without becoming obnoxious, insulting, or mad. We can stand strong while loving others well. Because standing for truth isn’t about winning the argument; it’s about winning hearts. And when we learn the secret of connecting before correcting, we discover that we can respond to today’s hard questions without compromising grace or truth.
With fresh insights and practical ideas, Hodges encourages Christians struggling with our cultural reality to hold God’s standards high and his grace deep—just as Jesus did, and just as his followers today are called to do.
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A Local Business I Like: Team Ryan Automotive
I have seen a lot of people post positive comments about Team Ryan Automotive on Facebook. We recently started using them to service our vehicles. They do a great job and have a customer-friendly approach. They are a locally owned and operated shop.
A Quote I’m Thinking About:
You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you going, ’cause you might not get there. — Yogi Berra
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