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No Coasting Into Christlikeness

No Coasting Into Christlikeness

by Donald S. Whitney – Sep 2

When it comes to discipline in the Christian life, many believers question its importance. Devotion to prayer declines into drudgery. The real-life usefulness of meditation on Scripture seems uncertain. The purpose of a discipline like fasting is a mystery. Why not leave spiritual discipline to [...]

Is Family Ministry “The Next Big Thing”?

by Timothy Paul Jones – Aug 28
The North Star Catechism

The North Star Catechism

by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 26

Sojourn Community Church, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has been using a wonderfully creative catechism for their children’s ministry for a few years now. Allowing children and families to walk through a series of theologically important and biblically-saturated questions, the North Star Catechism helps families [...]

Four Recommendations for Making Change

by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 21
Telling Your Spouse About Struggles with Sexual Purity

Telling Your Spouse About Struggles with Sexual Purity

by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 19

Well-meaning Christians, those who have put safeguards of accountability into practice, continue to struggle with the question of whether they should inform their spouse when they lust. Is it ok to confess to a pastor or accountability partner but not one’s spouse? What is the best [...]

Practice True Spirituality

Practice True Spirituality

by Donald S. Whitney – Aug 14

This post originally appeared on www.biblicalspirituality.org. It has been reproduced here with permission of the author.


In our quest for a more simple spirituality it’s important to define the term. I’m writing from the belief that spirituality is the pursuit of God and the [...]

Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible

Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible

by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 12

ESV Reader’s Bible. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 1840 pp. $29.99

The Bible is a story, a tale of redemption from creation, fall and recreation. There are developing characters , interweaving plot lines, and allusions. Readers are carried along the story page after page, era after era, author [...]

Personal Organization for the Sake of Fruitful Ministry

Personal Organization for the Sake of Fruitful Ministry

by Derek J. Brown – Aug 7

This post originally appeared on www.derekjamesbrown.com. It has been reproduced here with permission of the author.


Some people may think it weird or merely the sign of an obsessive personality, but I get butterflies when I walk into an Office Depot.  Even the thought [...]

A Mother’s Hope for a Better World

A Mother’s Hope for a Better World

by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 5

With such constant turmoil overseas, those of us in the west may fret about what sort of difference we can make in a world fraught with evil and despair. As Christians, we know the reality of a Genesis 3 world yet, as Paul described in Romans [...]

We May Be Worshipping Our Family

We May Be Worshipping Our Family

by Coleman M. Ford – Jul 31

Jason Helopoulos, author of A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home, recognizes both the benefits and the potential downfalls of family worship. He provides readers with a sober reminder about the potential of making family-integreted church and family worship an idol. Helopoulos [...]