Posts Tagged "Excellence"

3 Ways to Pursue Excellence for the Glory of God

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Why pursue excellence? Biblically speaking, we should pursue excellence not because we’re motivated to boost our ego or to achieve success, but because our glorious, excellent God deserves no less, and because he’s created us for excellence and has called us to pursue excellence for His glory. How Should We Respond to God’s Excellence? What’s our proper response to God’s excellence? I believe Scripture tells us that we can do so in primarily three ways: (1) proclamation; (2) imitation; and a (3) committed, conscious, and deliberate pursuit of Christian... Read More

5 Reasons Why Christians Aren’t Pursuing Excellence

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In Philippians 4:8, Paul writes, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, what is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” OK, then, let’s do just that – think about excellence. Christians Not Always Known for Excellence What comes to your mind when you hear the word “excellence”? Chances are, it’s not people in the church. It’s just a minor pet peeve of mine, but how many times have you seen typos or other spelling... Read More

Writing Tips: What Works?

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I love writing. Sometimes people ask me for suggestions on how to find time to write and how to be productive. Here are a few suggestions: (1) Be disciplined: Grind it out. Germans call this Sitzfleisch (essentially, the ability to stay seated and not to get up until a given task is accomplished). (2) Be flexible: Make a plan. Then get it done in whichever way possible. If you can’t get it done in the morning, don’t go to bed until you got it done whenever you can. (3) Be committed: Keep your writing commitments. Accountability is key. Writing never just happens. It takes... Read More