The Choice Of Humility, How To Make It, And The Benefits of Making It

I saw a quote from Charles Spurgeon the other day that was posted by some reformed social media account. What follows is a summary. “If someone speaks ill of you don’t be upset. You are far worse than he has said.” This morning in my reading in the Imitation of Christ I read Thomas a’ Kempis’ … More The Choice Of Humility, How To Make It, And The Benefits of Making It

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Part 6 “Multiply and Fill the Earth: The Extraordinary Sense” If the only way to obey the “Creation Mandate” to “multiply and fill the earth” is to marry, and then to have children, there would be several categories of disciples that would be unable to practically obey it. Children are not emotionally or sexually mature, … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 4

Part 4 “Fruitfulness Must Precede Multiplying and Filling the Earth” Being fruitful in life must precede multiplying and filling the earth, as marriage and child rearing are the ordinary fulfillment of this creation mandate. They both require personal generosity, faithfulness, and stability in order to be a nourishing and meaningful part of life. Marriage has fallen … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 4

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 2

Part 2 “Dominion: The Purpose for the Creation Mandates” What makes man different from all the animals? Why don’t dogs wrestle with the meaning of life? Why don’t animals develop justice systems, or debate morality, or develop language for that matter? Why don’t they develop systems of governance, or thoughtfully improve the world around them? … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 2

Knowing God Part 1

“Father I want to obey you, but I struggle to find the power to obey”, or some variation of this prayer, has been prayed at one time or another by every single authentic follower of Christ. Some of us have been Christians for most of our lives, yet the process of spiritual transformation remians a … More Knowing God Part 1

Advent of Love

Reading for the Week of December 21, 2014 Advent Theme: Love Sunday              December 21        Luke 1:26-38 Monday             December 22        Luke 1:39-56 Tuesday             December 23        Luke 1:57-80 Wednesday        December 24        Matthew 1:18-25 Thursday           December 25        John 1:1-18 … More Advent of Love