Life Is Short – Make It Holy

Life Is Short – Make It Holy

When I was a kid, I saw the mini-series Lonesome Dove, which sparked a cowboy phase in my early imagination. In one scene, the herd of cattle is being driven across a river just after a storm. One young cowboy manages to get thrown off his horse into a tangled mess of...
We Are One Day Closer to Jesus Coming Back

We Are One Day Closer to Jesus Coming Back

Just as the cross and the resurrection are essential to our Christian faith, so is the promise of Jesus’ return. He’s coming back! And today, we’re one day closer to that apocalyptic event than we were yesterday. When it comes to the prophecies that...
Never Stop Going Deeper

Never Stop Going Deeper

Pine trees grow fast. That’s why pine is the cheapest of woods to purchase for building projects. Pine tree farms can raise a crop of trees to maturity in a decade. The strength of a pine tree is also its greatest weakness. It grows fast because its roots are...
9 Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

9 Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Spiritual disciplines… that phrase has such a strange ring to it. We think of “discipline” as correction, or perhaps as greuling hard work that never ends. It doesn’t usually have a positive connotation, unless you’re into that sort of...
Spiritual Maturity Is a Pathway We Walk Together

Spiritual Maturity Is a Pathway We Walk Together

God created you to be like His Son, Jesus Christ, and He has a pathway for you to walk on the way to spiritual maturity. Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus formed a community of people who could walk this pathway together and He called it a church. Today, spotting...
Doing Discipleship Post-Resurrection Style

Doing Discipleship Post-Resurrection Style

I’ve heard plenty of talk about discipleship and multiplication recently, and it usually goes something like this… If you want to make disciples the way Jesus wants, you have to do it the way Jesus did it. And Jesus, in His earthly ministry, chose only a...

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