Don Whitney
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.

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31 questions to ask for a more Christ-centered 2018

Use these questions as a tool to craft more intentional New Year’s resolutions.

What is the easiest way to memorize Scripture?

Memorizing it is hard, but the real secret, if there is one, is simply this: Repetition over time.

How do you do family worship?

Three syllables is all you have to remember, read, pray, sing. Read the Bible, pray together and sing together.

What is the purpose of fasting?

The most important thing about fasting is to realize that fasting is to be done for a purpose—a God-centered, biblical purpose.

Parents and children: Read the Bible every day

I literally don’t remember not reading the Bible every day. Here’s how it happened.

How do you pray without ceasing?

He’s memorized 42 books of the Bible and you can, too

There’s no magic here. Just repetition over time.

The Textbook and the Towel

How can I improve my prayer life?

Can you do a devotional in 5 minutes?

Beware of falling into ‘Sinkhole Syndrome’

Resolve never to let your daily life keep you from Jesus daily.

You cannot coast into Christ-likeness

I emphasize that godliness is the goal of the disciplines, and when we remember this, the spiritual disciplines become a delight instead of drudgery.

All Student Summit: Taking Care of Your Soul

Imitate spiritual heroes

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.

Adelphai Society Meeting

5 benefits of praying the Psalms

Praying the Bible means talking to God about what comes to mind as you read the Bible.

10 questions to ask for more Christ-centered Christmas parties

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…

Why you’re not too busy to lead family worship

Charles Spurgeon proves that you aren’t too busy to make disciples in the home.