After lots of deep thought, painful learning, and frustration...
i believe that i might actually be able to articulate my deepest thoughts on the issue.
And just as easily, it can spontaneously degenerate when the magic "just isn't there" anymore. Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another's goodness. After all, most love stories don't feature a couple enraptured with each other's ethics. God created us to see ourselves as good (hence our need to either rationalize or regret our wrongdoings). Nice looks, an engaging personality, intelligence, and talent (all of which count for something) may attract you, but goodness is what moves you to love. Just focus on the good in another person (and everyone has some). I was once at an intimate concert in which the performer, a deeply spiritual person, gazed warmly at his audience and said, "I want you to know, I love you all." I smiled tolerantly and thought, "Sure." Looking back, though, I realize my cynicism was misplaced.
Erich Fromm, in his famous treatise "The Art of Loving," noted the sad consequence of this misconception: "There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love." (That was back in 1956 ― chances are he'd be even more pessimistic today.) So what is love ― real, lasting love? What we value most in ourselves, we value most in others.
Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.Campus Outreach in wanting to teach people how to walk with God... So the picture that they paint is lots of the following. They do this because you can get the most numbers if you convert someone who is "valued" as a leader, verse someone "valued" as a nobody. chose freshmen for the specific purpose that they were on their own... It was a major achievement to see how many freshmen one could get to become membership. After people were recruited they were put into discipleship groups (nothing wrong with discipleship till you use this model). Now understand that this was a ministry made up of people who on leadership were of the average age of 25-26.showed and still shows people how to used different tools in their study of the bible. They do this to an extent that I personally have literature showing that this is what they believe. At this point we can already see some very large contradictions to scripture. figuring life out for the first time (therefor easy to manipulate). The people who lead these groups were people who were usually second year C. These people were leading 18-21 year olds and purposefully placed themselves in extreme leadership roles. would also use pressure and air lifted scriptures (scripture just air lifted for guilt purpose) to convince people that they were in sin if you didnt go to the sacred camps (summer beach projects and Christmas conferences).O.) desired for their to be accountability in their ministry... knows enough about you to show the entire picture to you.both with the local church and within small groups of people. has a mission statement that is really not known until one goes on an overseas project (usually three years into the ministry). They will then test you on this in your 4th year to see if you are worthy to go on staff (be a leader). Then inside that frame they specifically target leaders within these groups.