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Discipleship

Is Christian education safe?

A college or university can be a very unsafe space. But perhaps not for the reasons you think.

You need friends, especially in ministry

One of the great sources of spiritual strength is Christian friendship and fellowship.

Here’s why we must never preach legalism

Legalism always produces two kinds of people: Those who know they do not measure up to God’s standards; and those who pretend that they measure up to God’s standards.

What are involuntary sins and how should we deal with them?

Our responses flow from somewhere — from the deeper realities of the hearts we’re stewards of. We are stewards of the deeper realities just as much as we are of the surface expressions.

Give yourself to the discipline of learning

A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.

Messy lives don’t appear on Facebook

Only a life fully exposed to God’s Word and soaking in the community of Christ can bring to light the mess our social media feeds seek to avoid, and properly develop our growth in Christlikeness.

What the Bible Says About Leading Difficult People

Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have.

How to pursue self-control (without being a legalist)

To have self-control is to fight temptation and put sin to death. Not just one day, every day. Not just one hour, every hour.

Dealing with disappointment to the glory of God

Disappointment is a gauge of how a person perceives his life—what he believes about it and wants from it.

Jesus calls you to hate your family. Here’s why

Our Savior to calls us to love him supremely—even if it costs our lives. No matter what, it’s worth it.

The problem with Bible reading plans (and what to do about it)

Many Bible reading plans split up the text and flow of most of the books of the Bible. Yes, one still reads the Bible, but it is a very unnatural reading.

Is there anything worse than sin? Jesus says so

For those who have led little ones astray—who have caused others to renounce the gospel—their punishment will be more intense in some way.

4 ways doctrine impacts every day of my life (and why the church needs it)

Theology is more practical than we often realize.

6 things every Christian needs to know about sanctification

Sanctification is part recognizing that our redemption has been accomplished by Christ, and part realizing that our redemption is being applied by the Spirit.

Why your personality shapes everything you do in ministry

As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.

Why every pastor needs to become a better listener

The profile of a good listener is the opposite of the proverbial fool: patient, energetic, focused.

Does my church have to choose between Sunday school and small groups?

The church should be a place where training and growth occur so that Christians flourish.