Christian community is to be marked by the characteristics of a family on the inside, gracious to those on the outside and powered by the gospel.
There are lots of apps out there to help us in life. Each of these are a great tool but none of them can actually accomplish the task - that takes you. Spiritual disciplines are the same, there are programs and apps for it, but in the end you have to actually practice the things that help you grow.
You may be surprised to hear it, but our culture is very good at the practice of worship. Think of the way we treat prominent Hollywood actors and actresses. Certain magazines and TV shows are entirely dedicated to the minute details of their lives, and people work religiously to keep track of every rumor and […]
We find it increasingly difficult to be still. Advertisements tell us to “Act now!” Facebook and Twitter keep us up to date by the second of what everyone else is doing or thinking. Fast food restaurants encourage us to cook, procure, and eat food quickly. Our inbox and calendar always remind us of our obligations […]
We tend to approach the Bible looking for an informational exchange. We to the Bible to learn something. While the Bible contains the wisdom of God, the primary reason to read Scripture isn’t to learn stuff, but to become stuff. Transformation is the primary reason the written Word of God exists. Meditating on Scripture requires […]