The words we use matter: alcoholic, depressed, narcissist, bipolar – these are all examples of labels we use to describe people. Labels stick – for good or bad. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Ted Witzig Jr. helps straighten us out with what sometimes turns into adult name-calling.
There is a difference between using labels “for” or “against” people. When labels are used responsibly, they should reflect reality with the intent to bring understanding and help to people.
Using Labels “for” a Person
Using Labels “against” a Person
Labels accurately reflect reality and are used to chart a healthy path forward.
Labels are not the primary identification of a person. Rather, for the Christian, Christ’s identity is primary.
Change and redemption is possible.
While some labels may accurately reflect reality, they are used to punish or isolate.
Labels that do not accurately reflect reality.
Labels remain as primary identifier of the individual indefinitely.
Change and redemption is not possible.
Identity affects us all very directly. Yet, often much goes without our notice. This course is designed to help you see the role identity plays in your life and how you can more healthily walk in light of it.
The practiced pianist, athlete, and mathematician have in common that they make hard things look easy by way of practice. The same is true for the practicing Christian. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Isaac Funk and Fred Witzig help us understand what spiritual disciplines are and how they
Life is full of unpleasantness. With the unpleasantness we can’t change, we will need to endure through it. The skill of enduring this unpleasantness is patience. It is no wonder that patience is exhorted in Scripture. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kathy Knochel highlights this fruit of the Spirit
Like an athletic team running plays out of their playbook, we become skilled at running plays out of ours. However, those plays are not running or passing plays. Rather, they are intuitions- feelings and thoughts about people and the circumstances that confront us. Our reactions to these situations are so
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