Month: June 2014

Can we Take Grace Too Far?

Can we Take Grace Too Far?

In this interview with Robert Capon, the following struck me as consistently relevant and consistently asked. Why do we worry about people taking grace too far? Isn’t grace umerited favor? So, it’s more than a pardon, it’s a change in position and posture. It’s more than forgiveness, it’s favor. We are afraid of grace because…

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By Bo White June 23, 2014 Off

Friday Book Review

Friday Book Review

  It’s that time of the week and here is my weekly review of books I have been told to read and those I actually read.   Books People Told me to Read 1. If Mayors Ruled the World: Dyfunctional Nations, Rising Cities by Benjamin Barber (cities are increasingly populated and influential and I reserved…

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By Bo White June 12, 2014 Off

Grace for your Core

Grace for your Core

  This is a powerful quote that is worth noting from Paul Tripp: “You need it. You can’t live without it, but you can’t purchase it and you can’t earn it. It only ever comes by means of a gift, and when you receive it, you immediately realize how much you needed it all along,…

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By Bo White June 10, 2014 Off

The Friday Book Review

The Friday Book Review

For this week, here’s what people told me to read and what I actually read…   Books People Told me to Read   1. The Passage of Power: The Lyndon Johnson Years by Robert Caro (it’s volume 4 from Caro whose an LBJ expert) 2. Tribes by Seth Godin (already own and have read it)…

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By Bo White June 6, 2014 Off

A Leader’s Self-Righteousness

A Leader’s Self-Righteousness

  Connecting grace and leadership in part, means, linking our need for grace with the positions we find ourselves in. As we influence other people, we must realize that we too need good influencers in our life. John Newton remains for me not only a great writer, but someone who connected grace and leadership as…

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By Bo White June 4, 2014 Off

Wake up to Grace

Wake up to Grace

Grace for today and then some….   “Grace is the active expression of his love. The Christian lives by grace as Abba’s child, utterly rejecting the God who catches people by surprise in a moment of weakness—the God incapable of smiling at our awkward mistakes, the God who does not accept a seat at our…

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By Bo White June 1, 2014 Off