As 2022 fades into memory and 2023 begins, many of us will be thinking about our hopes and aspirations for the new year. Regardless of whether new year’s resolutions are your thing, it’s not a bad idea to set aside… Read More ›
Your Church Needs Good Catechesis (VIDEO)
In which I plead for more Christian education in contemporary churches.
Pursuing Purity in the Mind
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.
Learning to Crave the Things of God (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)
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 ›
Seeking Guidance When God Seems Silent
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.
My Five Favorite Books on Discipleship and Spiritual Growth
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 Spiral of Spiritual Growth
The way you think about your spiritual growth can either help or hinder your progress.
Four Ways to See the Big Picture Whenever You Read the Bible
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 ›
When Your Faith Doesn’t Seem to be Working
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 ›
What Does It Mean to be Holy?
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 ›