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Don't short-circuit your learning process by running away from wrestling with the text.

Resist The Temptation To Take Shortcuts In Bible Study

Short-circuiting processes is what our fast-paced world is all about. We’ve seen delivery times cut down to the same day; a full meal able to be microwaved and on the table in five minutes. Most of this short-circuiting isn’t bad, but what happens when we use the same tactics on our time in the Word?  Continue reading “Resist The Temptation To Take Shortcuts In Bible Study”

Even when they mischaracterize you, God knows exactly who you are.

God Knows Even When They Don’t

I don’t like being misunderstood or mischaracterized.

I don’t like being given labels that don’t belong to me. 

I don’t like wrong assumptions about who I am. 

And, when these things occur, I definitely don’t like it when I can’t correct them. 

Yet, all of the above are increasingly occurring in my life. Continue reading “God Knows Even When They Don’t”

Exhausted Christians, consider this your permission to step out of the hustle.

To Hell With The Hustle: What Weary Souls Need To Hear

As culture screams at us to work harder, sleep less, and accomplish more, Jefferson Bethke has a very simple response: “To hell with this.” 

He’s not being flippant. He means it so literally that he wrote a book about it: To Hell With The Hustle: Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World Continue reading “To Hell With The Hustle: What Weary Souls Need To Hear”

Humanity doesn't need another household name - they need an everlasting hope.

Humanity Needs Jesus’ Glory, Not Yours

George Whitefield, for all his faults and sins, was a man who understood the necessity of a glorified Jesus for humanity. He once proclaimed:

 

“Let my name be forgotten, let me be trodden under the feet of all men, if Jesus may thereby be glorified.”  Continue reading “Humanity Needs Jesus’ Glory, Not Yours”