In many branches of the Christian tradition, including the one I’m a part of, we follow what’s known as a liturgical calendar. This is a rhythm of seasons throughout the year in which various elements of the Christian faith are… Read More ›
In this new video post, I’m giving a quick introduction to what is likely the oldest church handbook in history, The Didache (aka the “Teaching” or “Instruction”). This short, ancient text gives us a fascinating window into the everyday practices… Read More ›
The first command in 1 Peter is for Christians to be “sober-minded” — a metaphor rich with meaning. Explore what it means to be spiritually sober.
“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.” — 1 Peter 4:10 (CSB) “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be… Read More ›
Sometimes it seems like God is ignoring our prayers for direction, but really what’s happening is not that he’s ignoring us, but that he’s doing work behind-the-scenes. We don’t always see the ways he’s busy making the path ahead straight for us.
Sometimes our prayers aren’t answered the way we’d like because of God’s plans, God’s timing, or spiritual opposition. But the Bible mentions several reasons why we ourselves are often the most significant hindrance to having our prayers answered.
There is seemingly no limit to the amount of literature on discipleship and spiritual growth out there. But not all of it is created equal. Here are the ones I’ve come to consider the “cream of the crop.”
The way you think about your spiritual growth can either help or hinder your progress.
I’ve been chewing on this quote from John Wesley this week: “Love cannot be hid any more than light; and least of all when it shines forth in action, when ye exercise yourselves in the labour of love, in… Read More ›