Learning about Spiritual Life from Christians throughout the Ages

These voices from the past have helped me know how to follow Jesus in practical, everyday ways, how to listen to Him in all things, how to love Him above all else, and how to understand much of the scriptures. They stir my heart in a way that little else, outside from scripture itself, has ever been able to do.

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Christian Unity & Christian Justice: Maybe It Is Both

Christian Unity & Christian Justice: Maybe It Is Both

With all the craziness that is the world these days, there are two cries I want us to repeatedly hear as a church: fight for justice, and fight for unity. We must pursue both unity and justice or we’ve forfeited both.

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Why We Treat John 7:53-8:11 As Scripture

Why We Treat John 7:53-8:11 As Scripture

There’s a strong possibility John 7:53-8:11 wasn’t originally written by John. Nevertheless, I’m convinced the story is accurate and true, and I’m convinced it should be treated as authoritative like the rest of the Bible.

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"I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions." Um, seriously?

"I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions." Um, seriously?

Paul is joining in the work of Jesus, filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions, and carrying both the life and death of Jesus in his own body everywhere he goes. And beyond Paul's claim that he can help Jesus with His work, he goes on to show throughout the rest of Colossians that we can too.

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7 Keys to a Life-Giving Christmas

7 Keys to a Life-Giving Christmas

Christmas is the celebration of Life Himself entering the world to overcome the death and decay that surround us. So it only makes sense that Christmas should be life-giving, not soul-killing. The rest of the year might have dragged you through the mud, but you can still use your Christmas to seek restoration and wholeness. Here are seven ideas on how.

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48 Reasons to Worship Jesus this Christmas

48 Reasons to Worship Jesus this Christmas

God becoming human is the central fact of the history of the world—if that’s the case, there are infinitely many reasons we could list to give thanks for it. Here are 48 of them to start off your Christmas right.

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Lost at Sea: When My Emotions Hinder Faith

Lost at Sea: When My Emotions Hinder Faith

I hope that having faith doesn't depend on how I feel. If it does, I'm in deep trouble. My emotions can cause me to drift away from faith--from drawing near to God with the confidence that He rewards those who seek Him. My emotions are not always friendly to my faith.

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