Giving people a plan gives them an incentive to read the entire Bible.
Professor of Biblical Spirituality; Associate Dean of the School of Theology
Donald S. Whitney is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary. A longtime pastor and author of numerous books on the Christian life, he is also founder of The Center for Biblical Spirituality and is author of numerous books including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible.
Use these questions as a tool to craft more intentional New Year’s resolutions.
Memorizing it is hard, but the real secret, if there is one, is simply this: Repetition over time.
Three syllables is all you have to remember, read, pray, sing. Read the Bible, pray together and sing together.
The most important thing about fasting is to realize that fasting is to be done for a purpose—a God-centered, biblical purpose.
I literally don’t remember not reading the Bible every day. Here’s how it happened.
There’s no magic here. Just repetition over time.
Resolve never to let your daily life keep you from Jesus daily.
I emphasize that godliness is the goal of the disciplines, and when we remember this, the spiritual disciplines become a delight instead of drudgery.
By speaking the Word of God to us, sharing insights we haven’t been given, the right heroes will protect us from far more error than they may give us.
Praying the Bible means talking to God about what comes to mind as you read the Bible.
Many of us struggle to make conversation at Christmas gatherings, whether church events, work-related parties, neighborhood drop-ins, or annual family occasions. Sometimes our difficulty lies in having to chat with people we rarely see or have never met. At other times we simply don’t know what to say to those with whom we feel little…