Category: Spiritual Principles

How to fight the lies.

Henri Nouwen, the internationally renowned priest and author, has identified five lies of identity that are common to people. See you if agree. 1) I am what I have. 2) I am what I do. 3) I am what other people say or think of me. 4) I am nothing more than my worst moment….[View Article]

Why might we be addicted to our phones?

This past weekend, I attended a Glory conference featuring Jackie Hill Perry who wrote the just published book, Holier Than Thou. Besides amazing worship, Jackie gave three talks on the holiness of God, idolatry and sanctification. In her talk about idolatry she made the comment, “Social media makes us feel like God.” Zing! This made…[View Article]

Finding Rest Amidst Chaos

As the world appears to be spinning out of control and most of us do not know which end is up at any given moment, the concept of rest has been coming up in podcasts, conversations, and in my Bible study this week in Hebrews. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people…[View Article]

What a rude moment revealed

My house flooded three weeks ago. This week I took the first baby steps to put things back together again. On my way home from work, I stopped at a flooring store. It was overwhelming. I had trouble making sense of the differences between which samples were real wood, laminate, or vinyl, and which were…[View Article]

Remember you were once dead.

I spend a lot of time thinking and speaking about this verse: When we were dead in our trespasses (Ephesians 2:5) Dead people can do absolutely nothing to save themselves. I have done all I know to do as a teacher to communicate to people that we were dead in our sin and Jesus had…[View Article]