Category Archives: Spiritual disciplines

Why keep on praying (4 reasons)

This kind of prayer seems confusing so allow me to share some insights… Continue reading

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3 ways we are tempted to live for ourselves

The Spirit and the cross correct all three ways we are tempted to make life about ourselves. Continue reading

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Never give up on prayer

Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading

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7 daily reminders for a great new year!

Life is daily. So we need daily habits that keep us focused and effective. Check out the seven I recommend here. 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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Another urgent question for the Church

How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming… Continue reading

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Living fully between already and not yet

Gospel-based living must be understood in the context of “Already (In between) and Not yet.”  This way of seeing things will protect us from perplexing misunderstandings corrected by the apostle Paul in Romans 5-8. The three parts (Already, In between and … Continue reading

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Have we misunderstood sowing and reaping?

Is there a purpose to these words (In the context of the book of Galatians) that has been largely overlooked?
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5 primary resources for spiritual maturity

The New Testament outlines five primary resources to bring us to maturity. Continue reading

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Learning to enjoy silence

The question of whether we need any silences goes to who we are, not just to what we want. That’s why a loss of silence is so serious. A loss of silence is as serious as a loss of memory, and just as disorienting. Continue reading

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