How to Pray For Others

How to Pray For Others

Praying for others is important, but it can be difficult. Praying is an essential part of living out our faith. The Bible tells us to pray for others. As a result, we are to pray for ourselves, for our government, and for our enemies. Paul tells Timothy, “I urge you,...
Choosing The Best Things

Choosing The Best Things

Do you focus your time and attention on the best things? One of the most challenging aspects of intentionally developing our faith is learning to choose how we spend our time. Our time is a precious commodity, and in many ways is the most valuable resource that we...
Sneaky Fasting

Sneaky Fasting

Fasting is an important part of faith formation. It can be a valuable tool in the toolbox of faith development. Jesus assumes that his followers will fast and seems to believe that it will be a regular part of his follower’s experience. Because of Jesus’s...
How to Change the World

How to Change the World

I am often troubled by the things I see in our culture and churches. This past week seemed especially troubling. It began with a conversation with a friend about my denomination and continued with my witnessing displays of moral decadence in entertainment and public...
Fighting Spiritual Apathy

Fighting Spiritual Apathy

Fighting spiritual apathy is an important part of developing your faith. Acedia is a word that people don’t use much anymore. It’s a word that is rooted in Latin and Greek and literally means lack of care. In religious terms, it is most associated with a...