It’s Time To Grow Up

Birth receives far more attention among Christians than growth. Born again, new birth, new life are all terms in high use among Western Christians, and rightly so. But, ignoring or overlooking growth leads to the absence of growth and in the words of Eugene Peterson, we become "a nation of adolescence." Peterson goes on to... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Very Observant

Most of the time, I am too distracted, too busy, too worried, too anxious to notice all the good and meaningful things that are around me. I recently picked up Eugene Peterson's book Practice Resurrection. This book is Peterson's conversation on Ephesians. I had read this book, or portions of it, several years ago, but... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Approach To Growing Up

Part of what I try to do here on the Grow Up Blog is present a fresh approach to Christian living. I try to push the reader away from long standing guilt driven and unrealistic approaches to life with Christ. Along these lines is a book I have worked on periodically and submitted as a... Continue Reading →

Does God Care About Olympic Sports?

Gold medalist swimmer Maya Dirado, when discussing her Christian faith and its influence on her success said, "I don't think God cares about my swimming very much." Later, in a interview with Christianity Today, she elaborated on this comment, "I think God cares about my soul and whether I’m bringing his love and mercy into... 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 →

The Life I Now Live

One of the things I had to learn after I made Christ the center of my life, was that my transformation and growth was not up to me. If I was to Grow Up, it would be through Christ working inside of me to accomplish what I can't accomplish on my own. Scripture says, "I... Continue Reading →

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