Laws of Communication - Part 3

Laws of Communication - Part 3
Written by Jim Staley

How to be a better parent, teacher, and minister

Part 3: The Law of Activity
 

One of the biggest mistakes we make as teachers – and everyone is someone’s teacher – is that we forget what our main goal is. Sometimes we spend so much time speaking and doing our best to impress those we’re trying to teach with what we know that we forget that our goal is not to impress them but to impress upon them the motivation to change. After all, if the learner doesn’t change, has he really learned anything? Has the teacher really taught anything of lasting value?

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Laws of Communication - Part 2

Laws of Communication - Part 2
Written by Jim Staley

Laws of Communication - Part 1

Laws of Communication - Part 1
Written by Jim Staley

How to be a better parent, teacher, and minister

Part 1 

Do you ever feel like your kids never get what you’re trying to teach them? Are you frustrated because you keep telling them what’s right and what’s wrong but they keep doing the wrong thing? If you’re a minister, do you feel like your congregation keeps going in circles and you can't seem to get them to grasp and put into practice what you’re teaching? 

If you are a parent, a teacher, a minister, or if you desire to be a better communicator, then this series is for you. As a father of six daughters and a pastor/teacher I have learned a thing or two about what to do and what not to do in trying to communicate your thoughts to your kids, students, employees, congregants, and even bystanders. In this series we will tackle some important laws of communication to hopefully lead you to being a better spouse, parent, and teacher. These laws aren’t new, but they are powerful and I believe they will impact your life as they have, over the years, impacted mine. So let’s get started!

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Melchizedek Two-Book Theory Refuted: Part 3

Melchizedek Two-Book Theory Refuted: Part 3
Written by Jim Staley
I spent a considerable amount of time in the first two parts of this series refuting the claim that there is such a thing as the Book of the Law (BOL) and the Book of the Covenant (BOC). Those who believe this claim say that the BOC and the BOL are two entirely different books and that the BOL was only given to the Israelites because of the sin of the golden calf. In part 1 I demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that the two terms are synonymous throughout the Bible and are used interchangeably by both Moses and even Joshua. In part 2 I also unpacked the timeline of the golden calf event and showed how the incident happened exactly the way Exodus portrays it at the end of the first forty-day trip that Moses took up Sinai. This is significant because if the golden calf incident did, in fact, happen at the end of the trip then this entire theory is proven false. This would mean its teachers could no longer claim that the BOL was given because of the sin of the golden calf because God gives commandments from chapter 25 all the way up to the golden calf incident, commandments these teachers say are part of the BOL. Their only response to the clear biblical timeline is to say that the event didn't happen in chronological order as the text suggests. This bold and undocumented manipulation is the main pillar holding up this false doctrine. 
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WHAT DOES REAL MINISTRY LOOK LIKE? Part 5: Real Evangelism

WHAT DOES REAL MINISTRY LOOK LIKE? Part 5: Real Evangelism
Written by Jim Staley
When we talk about ministry, we cannot help but end up on the topic of evangelism. What does real evangelism look like in the light of a real ministry based on the compassion of Christ? To understand the answer to this question, we must first understand how the current model of evangelism looks at the individual because its entire strategy is wrapped up in how it views the individuals it's trying to evangelize.
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