Posts tagged ‘gossip’

Seeking, But Not Finding

So, in less than ten years we have seen what institutional religion has to offer. Read more…

Gossip Goes

How is it that people think I want to hear details about another person’s life, especially someone I don’t even know? Why do you repeat to me the gossip about me? Read more…

The Bold Front Fraud

When I die and stand before Jesus I am certain that my Saviour will not ask me what other people did to me or what they thought of me. Read more…

Gossip Is a Choice

Thanks to colleagues in blog-land I was inspired to start a new movement, the INGA Club. I’m encouraging people to commit to this. Read more…

Stop Signs

Where I work a stop sign greets people, everyone, as they enter the site. A stop sign is common. It always means the same thing.

But the funny thing is many people drive right past it. Read more…

Watch Your Mouth – and Ears

Yesterday I was reminded again of the great and socially encouraged sin of the church – gossip.

 

I have never added a motive onto my definition of gossip; that I leave for slander or defamation. Loose tongues speaking negatively or suggestively about someone who is not present is gossip.

“If a person thinks that he is religious but can’t control his tongue, he is fooling himself. That person’s religion is worthless” (James 1:26 God’s Word).

James 3:5-10 goes to great length to describe the horror of a loose tongue and gossip: Read more…

Oops

I remember being invited to dinner with a number of people. Afterwards one couple complained about their kids; it had been one of those days. The next day I found out that one of the other couples who desperately wanted children had suffered a miscarriage. Oops. Read more…

The Whole Truth

Are you sure you got the story straight?

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Watch Your Mouth

Here are some words from the Bible about one of the most persistent and destructive sins known to the Church. [Warning: The following contains harsh language and uncompromising moral expectations.]
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Right Power

On this date, June 6, in 1944 the invasion of Europe began. When I read about it the fact remains that the whole thing was a fragile victory. Any of a number of things could have happened differently and the landing could have failed.

The coming of Jesus into the world had an equally fragile future. Read more…