Trying to navigate the difficult dynamics of needing money for more full-time ministry life yet not wanting to be a burden so that nothing will stand in hindrance of the gospel message is nothing new. Yet American primarily struggles in only one direction here, and it needs to change if we’re going to address society boldly and move forward righteously.
I Aim To Help Lead A Church That Gives As Much As It Spends On Itself
I appreciate America, but our churches could sure be a little less “American” in their spending. It sounds noble for individuals to say they’re going to increase giving each year, but it’s extremely unlikely, mathematically, that it’s a wise plan. However, churches could much more easily fulfill the financial equivalent of “love your neighbor as yourself”. It’d change everything!
Convictions, Social Media Bickering, And 3 Ways To Do Better
I have dealt with more convictional insecurities in the last year than I can remember dealing with in any previous part of my life. I know that in part this questioning of my beliefs and questioning of my abilities to speak and act on these beliefs have been the wounds of my involvement in a […]
Nothing Goes As Planned… And That’s Okay
It’s been a minute. Well, 525,600 minutes — give or take a few. (Do you have that song stuck in your head now?) Being a writer is a funny thing. One is free to call themselves a writer whether they have any skill in the craft or not. One can even call himself a writer […]
Meandering Around In My Thoughts – Feb 2017
Reflections and contemplations on my current path and place in work and life and what I’m learning on and in these pursuits and positions.
Where I Plan To Create Content In 2017 And Why
I just wrote out this post about my plan for producing content this year on my “personessional” site and blog at RileyAdamVoth.com. It very much affects and relates to this blog and my personal development, so it just seemed fitting to also share it here. It’s a long one, and written mainly just for myself as […]
Faith And Works In The Christian Life (And My Diagrams To Explain Them)
My speaking slides and helpful diagrams I designed to understand the interplay of faith and works in the Christian life.
The discouraging, damaging lie of “working out a muscle” of “spiritual discipline”
I’m not looking to pick a fight, but I will fight on this if I must. I believe the ideology, and more aptly put, theology, of needing to “work out a muscle” of a so-called “spiritual discipline” is a very destructive thing to believe or to teach people. What do I mean by this?
Pondering the existence of emotions and the implications of calling them what they actually are
If we are what we believe we are as Christians—intrinsically intertwined physical and spiritual beings—then we must deal with what emotions are as well: spiritual and physical interworkings (and often, problems).
Ridiculous facades and online “ministry”, plus better metrics
This weekend I fell down a rabbit hole by accident and this Monday morning I feel like I’m climbing back out as I begin my week… and I’m disgusted by it.