Category Archives: Following Christ

What does it mean to believe?

Belief is not merely an agreement with facts about God. Rarely is unbelief solely a matter of changing one’s mind about facts. Continue reading

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7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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Should we always use the Bible in witnessing for Christ?

My title for this post might be a bit misleading… I think the diversity of models for outreach in Acts 17 deserves more thoughtful dialogue in the Church today. Continue reading

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What should I do with Jesus?

When Pilate asked Jesus, “Where do you come from?” he probably wasn’t asking for an earthly address. Continue reading

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6 Affirmations for the Church

The six affirmations RC wrote in response to these trends are even more relevant today. Continue reading

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The pathetic idea of flesh trying to be holy

The devil loves to invert truth and turn it into a lie, and probably what he has been saying to you is this: “Try not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh, and then you will walk in the Spirit,” as though the latter were a reward for the former. He knows that in this way, he will keep you preoccupied with yourself, instead of being preoccupied with Christ. Victory over the flesh is not to be attained — it is to be received. Continue reading

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The glory of ordinary lives

What would life look like if we had renewed zeal to “… be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Continue reading

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