Christian theology

Christian Theology: Is It for Me?

Reading Time: 3 minutes3 quick questions and a controversy for you, the reader of this article, to consider: Is

Prayer: why bother?

Prayer: Why Bother?

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf God already knows my thoughts and my needs before I ever pray them, why pray…


Doctrine? Yuck!

Reading Time: 4 minutesDoctrine has gotten a bad name in recent years. “Doctrine divides. Jesus unites,” or “Doctrine is…

Grow Others Spiritually

What it takes to Grow People Spiritually: Reflecting on Dallas Willard’s not so surprising strategy

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe late Dallas Willard gave this surprising answer to a question posed by a pastor as to how to…

Still Waiting

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrowing up in the 1960s and 1970s, I developed the impression that Jesus Christ would return before I reached…

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 2

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes“To Pray is to Change” The intimacy of knowing God personally transforms us. Paul says in his second letter to…

How Does Prayer Transform You, Part 1

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutesPrayer is the interactive work of the Word, Holy Spirit and human intellect that God uses to build a…

Prayer is unity

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God? Part 3

Reading Time: 4 minutesPrayer is protection. If Christian leaders neglect to come before God and humble themselves and their…

Prayer is a gift

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen Christ died as told in the Gospel of Matthew, “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice,…

Prayer Connecting Us to God

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHow does prayer connect us to God? Prayer is more than just a few words spoken…