<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d5333317\x26blogName\x3ddomo+arigato+mr.+lovato\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://mikelovato.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://mikelovato.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d6607017188310848526', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Credibility

Joe Thorn has a good post today on credibility. The short version of the background of this post is that there has been a bit of discussion and debate lately within my denomination on certain issues that Christians should/should not participate in (specifically alcohol consumption). Joe does a good job of talking through what it looks like when we pursue credibility on extra-biblical issues. Here's a clip:

"One’s credibility can be a fragile thing, for much of it rests in the hands of others. I believe we should seek to build credibility in our lives, churches and ministries through godly character and conduct, but whether people receive it or not is up to them. If I lose credibility in the eyes of some by following the word and example of Jesus than so be it. I’m okay with that. What I am not okay with is seeking to maintain a peculiar form of credibility with anyone based on avoiding certain peccadilloes and keeping sacred traditions."

Labels:

“Credibility”