The pursuit of purity must begin in the mind/heart. It’s not enough to stay away from bad physical habits (although that’s also part of the equation here). We must pray for God to renew our minds so that we can practice purity in our thought lives.
If there’s one thing I don’t have to teach my one-year-old son, it’s to ask for a bottle of milk when he’s hungry. His cravings came built-in. There’s been many a night where my wife and I have been woken… 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.
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.
In my previous post, I shared about the importance of reading the Bible as one, interconnected story. Even though the Bible is actually a collection of books, those books all function together to present a unified narrative. It’s like a… Read More ›
As I’ve ministered to college students and young adults over the past few years, one of the hardest things has been seeing young believers grow frustrated with themselves when they aren’t seeing progress in their faith. I’ve had students question… Read More ›
One of my favorite characters in cinema history is the swashbuckling spaniard Inigo Montoya (from the movie The Princess Bride). When his boisterous boss Vizzini keeps calling everything that happens “Inconceivable!”, Inigo famously quips one of my favorite lines in cinema… Read More ›
“Wait, what day is it again?” I’ve found myself asking that question a lot lately. With both of us working full-time and with a baby on the way, the wife and I have had very full schedules and sleep has… Read More ›