Take the Challenge: A Verse A Week

Very few spiritual exercises have impacted me more than scripture memorization. Even though I have only memorized a handful of verses in my life, the ones I have memorized have always been deeply impactful for me. So I invite you to join my challenge of memorizing a verse a week. We will start with the... Continue Reading →

Good Words

Poll: Forget financial indexes, here is the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Series: Articles on Lent and classic spiritual practices Article: What technology does to relationships Opinion: How do millionaire Christian athletes justify their quest for big contracts? Tweet: @JohnPiper If we could receive Jesus as Savior and not receive his teachings as our daily norm, Satan would be... Continue Reading →

My Scripture Top 6-10

Yesterday, we looked at five scriptures passages that have not only been enriching to me but also key transition points to other passages. Today, I list the rest of my top 10. 6. 1 Samuel 16 - By the time I had become taken by the Sermon on the Mount and many of the other... Continue Reading →

My Scripture Top 5

Yesterday, I discussed the Scripture Top Ten Method of approaching scripture. It starts with a favorite passage or verse and then through discovery or study leads to other similar or noteworthy passages. Here is five of my top ten and why they are significant. Nos. 6-10 will come tomorrow. 1. Sermon on the Mount (Matthew... Continue Reading →

The Scripture Top Ten Method

For most of my life, reading scripture has been intimidating. I avoided reading scripture because I was afraid that I wouldn't understand what I was reading or that I wouldn't find my time meaningful or enriching. This all changed when I discovered the Sermon on the Mount. In the passages found in Matt. 5-7, I... Continue Reading →

Christian Life Hacker on Twitter

This week, I plan to increase the Christian Life Hacker activity on Twitter. If you are not following me, I encourage you to do so. I will be able to discuss more day to day spiritual formation issues that do not fully constitute a blog post. Follow me: @christlifehack

Good Words

Article: Perhaps Atheist are not as rational as they would have us believe.   Study: Outdoor activity does more for mental and emotional health than activity indoors. YouTube: Interest in Gospel Music is on the rise. Blog: Jan Johnson describes how marriage and family help combat selfishness. Tweet: @donmilleris Long line at airport security. A TSA worker... Continue Reading →

A Guide To Dying To Self

In my life, a challenge, among many, is selfishness. I like things done in a particular way - mine. I often manipulate situations so that my preferences will override others. I am subtle and passive aggressive about it but I am as guilty of selfishness as an outspoken narcissist. God has changed me over the... Continue Reading →

How to Find Maximum Fulfillment

The late 20th century professor and ethicist T.B. Maston once defined God's will as "our maximum fulfillment." I think about this quote regularly, especially when I am waging a war with myself over a part of my life that I am unwilling to change because I am afraid that I will lose something enjoyable. Maston... Continue Reading →

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