Spiritual Disciplines

The lost spiritual discipline pastors desperately need

This pursuit of silence takes the care of your soul to another level, for it exposes how much you need noise, people, busyness, and distraction.

What’s the difference between interpreting the Bible and praying the Bible?

When praying the Bible, our primary activity is prayer, not Bible intake. Bible reading is secondary in this process. Our focus is on God through prayer; our glance is at the Bible.

Episode 28: Don Whitney discusses the unforgivable sin and encouraging doubting believers

Dr. York sits down with Don Whitney (author, Personal Spiritual Disciplines; associate dean and professor of biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) to discuss the unforgivable sin and encouraging doubting believers

Why our Sundays should center on sermons

Preaching is the overwhelming witness of Scripture as the means of communicating the words of God.

9 doctrines you need to know today

You can trust everything the Bible says about the Christian life. But these nine are among those the Bible emphasizes most often.

Episode 21: Trillia Newbell on equipping women & pursuing diversity in the Church

Dr. York sits down with Trillia Newbell (author, Director of Community Outreach at the ERLC) to discuss training/equipping women & pursuing diversity in the Church.

7 ways theology can change your Bible reading

Understanding the Bible as a unified redemptive story dramatically changes the way we approach it.

Why you should read the Bible over and over

As we return to Scripture year after year, we are better prepared to see what has been there all along.

Should I consider journaling this year?

Unlike the words of David and Jeremiah in Scripture, no believer’s writings today are divinely inspired. But the example of the biblical authors in writing their prayers, meditations, questions, etc., provides scriptural validation for Christians today to do the same.

Are you sure you need a quiet time?

If you can’t make time to meet God through the Bible and prayer now, it’s very unlikely you will when (if) life does slow down.

Why I read Proverbs every day

I plan to continue this practice for the rest of my life, for I never outgrow the need for the practical wisdom of this divinely-inspired book.

2 tips for using technology (without losing your soul)

Let’s power down, seek to connect with one another, and encourage each other to press on as we together proclaim the faith once for all delivered to the saints .

Ten Bible books that you can read in less than 90 minutes

Even the most distraction-prone reader can (probably) muster up the patience to sit for 30 minutes. Reading longer books is harder, but brings greater rewards.

My secret for reading half of the Bible in just 30 minutes

Half of the Bible’s 66 books could be read in thirty minutes or less.

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.

4 tough questions every pastor needs to ask about food

We have to own our pursuit or rejection of food before Jesus can come and provide the only lasting comfort amidst this world’s sufferings.