Tuesday, November 13, 2007

One of the favorite dishes in the church

I know this is an area where the Lord is working on me. For more info, go here. I may quibble with their very broad definition of gossip, but the intent is great. I've always viewed gossip as having an intent to damage another. Recounting events without judgment to me is not gossip, but there is a line close to there. I'd like to hear your definition of gossip.


bishopman said...

One pastor we had defined gossip as any talk that has its goal of changing the opinion of the hearer toward the subject of the talk.

My gripe has always been the prayer requests that are nothing more than thinly veiled gossip. "The Jones family [who is not in church that day] is having problems, bad problems. So, please pray for their bad problems."

john rister said...

I like to think of it as an attitude when talking about someone else. Are they conveying something to me with the wrong attitude of a person. What are the motives in the persons heart?