Try Growing Up

Instead of chasing every new teaching, try a little scripture reading. Instead of seething with anger, try forgiveness. Instead of cunning and scheming, try speaking the truth in love. Instead of finding ways to divide, try finding unity in the faith. Instead of seeking only individual health, try seeking the health of the group or... Continue Reading →

When Your Good News Is Not Good Enough

Scot McKnight says that, "If the gospel isn't about transformation, it isn't the gospel of the Bible." The gospel I see the most in churches is a reduction to mere statements of belief. Words are important and our beliefs need to be verbalized and stated confidently and with conviction. But, what we truly believe is... Continue Reading →

Three Marks Of A Spiritually Mature Leader

The university where I work recently conducted an inauguration service for a new President. It had all that you would expect; dignitaries representing important places and institutions, fancy clothes and regalia, grandiose music, and words of inspiration and acknowledgement. It also exemplified aspects of Growing Up that can be peculiar attributes of mature Christian leaders.... Continue Reading →

God Speaks To Me Through …

What Spiritual Exercise(s) has had the most impact on your Growing Up? For me, it has to be reading/studying and solitude with a little bit of small group community to keep me encouraged and accountable. Whatever activity that benefits you the most in Growing Up, make sure you are including that in your life on... Continue Reading →

Don’t Attempt This On Your Own

Each week, I will be providing a glimpse into the 18-month discipleship training program that I have just started. This is a way for me to show you what I am learning and also allow you to progress along with me. For more information, I encourage you to read this. Also, if you like what... Continue Reading →

Why You Have To Plan To Grow Up

Each week, I will be providing a glimpse into the discipleship training program that I have just started. This is a way for me to show you what I am learning and also allow you to progress along with me. For more information, I encourage you to read this. Also, if you like what you... Continue Reading →

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