It matters not a bit to what organization one belongs—office, team, or church—rumors and gossip always fly. Intentional or not, rumors produce results.
Sometimes we hear some juicy tidbit, and we have to pass it on! But what if it is not true? Kenneth Griswold weighs in on the effects of gossip.
John Reid, using an analogy of the demise of a restaurant franchise due to petty complaints, focuses upon complaints made against the ministry, including the allegation that the ministry keeps secrets, has been developing an elite untouchable cadre of aloo. . .
The apostle James says that the tongue can metaphorically start a dangerous fire. He warns that gossip, tale-bearing and being a busy-body is like murder.
Charles Whitaker, reflecting on (conflicting tales of) the 'worthless' aspects of the hedge apple, whose ecological niche seems to be that of providing a home for recluse spiders, suggests that we need to learn to make decisions, distinguishing worthless i. . .
The Bible lists busybodies with murderers and robbers. We must learn to operate in our appointed spheres of responsibility and not take the job of another.
David Maas cautions that as we approach the confusing, chaotic, and deceptive times in the near future, promised by our Elder in the Olivet Prophecy, we must learn to develop the critical self-reflexive skills practiced by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 2:3 and P. . .
It is easy to fall into the traps of judgmentalism, gossip, and unforgiveness. We must overcome our natural reactions and use forbearance in our relationships.
Richard Ritenbaugh suggests that one must be a member of a language community to know the contexts defining the meaning of a word. The Greek word logos has been negatively loaded with unbiblical meanings from Gnosticism, theology, and philosophy. Its basic. . .
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon Abraham's example of going to war. Even though God does not glorify war, there are spiritual parallels we can learn from it, including discipline and self-sacrifice. Abraham was willing to lay down his life to rescue his nephew. . .
John Ritenbaugh, asking how we verify information on the Internet, points out that 'reliable' sources such as factcheck.org and Snopes are not entirely reliable. Word- of- mouth has the lowest level of reliability. The next least reliable source is an 'eye. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the spurious story of Nero's fiddling while Rome burned, compares the attitudes of our own citizenry, watching March madness, while the economic future of this country goes up in flames. The leadership of the Democrat part. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, exploring the different nuances of the word "according to," in the context of the expression, "according to their works" suggests that parallel expressions "depending on," "equal to," or "in . . .
Who is the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18? This article takes an in-depth look at this prophecy, showing that its greatest fulfillment is in our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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