Jake Walker | Category: Culture
What does Saint Patrick’s Day make you think of? Most people think of shamrocks, the color green, and drinking. The sad reality is that the majority of people who celebrate St. Paddy’s day have no idea who Patrick really was. Even those who know about the man Patrick are most likely confused by the myths that surround his name. Two common legends about Patrick are that he drove out all the snakes in Ireland (although it would be awesome if this happened) and that he used a shamrock to teach the Trinity.
Andrew Hughes | Category: The Church Community; The Christian Life
"Stop being so efficient."
Let's be honest. That's not a phrase probably any of us have heard recently! I imagine, in your job this week, your boss has more than likely said the opposite in some way. Efficiency, Productivity, Scalability, Optimizing, Streamlining, Maximizing, Output, Growth, etc. Those are probably the words you're working with on a daily basis.
Most of our lives (at least in our vocational labors) is spent attempting to become more efficient and productive. And there is indeed a Biblical call for the urge to use our time wisely- Ephesians 5:15-16. And there is certainly a Biblical basis for hard work in our labors. But there is a danger when efficiency gets translated into our interpersonal dealings with those around us.
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