Inside “Yes” is “No”

We like to be able to say “yes,” whether it’s to a person, an organization, an activity, an object, or whatever. But, human experience works out such that inside any “yes” is also a “no.” Wall, black, graffiti and sign by Jon Tyson A bias toward “yes” isn’t inherently bad. It keeps us moving forward. […]

Ministry and graduate school

Jake Mailhot discusses “how to juggle ministry while attending seminary.” The post takes its cues from Danny Zacharias and Ben Forrest’s Surviving and Thriving in Seminary (Lexham, 2017). Mailhot aggregates several lines of advice, but one particularly key piece is the anecdote that A mentor of Ben’s recalled writing in his Bible as a young […]

Evernote on minimalism

Although I’ve moved away from using Evernote, their blog still often features interesting content. Recently they’ve had a three-part series on minimalism that heavily leans on Joshua Becker (part 1, part 2, part 3). Among Joshua’s reflections that the series provides are a two-part suggestion for “saying ‘no’ effectively: 1. Figure out and write down […]