Tag Archives: John

This Miserable World

My wife introduced me to a book by Thomas a Kempis called “The Imitation of Christ.” I am sure many of you know this classic, but I read it for the first time a few months ago. It is one of those books where you read one sentence and have to think about it for […]

Follow Series

I just finished teaching Andy Stanley’s Follow Series in our adult Sunday school at church. The eight-week course was mind blowing, because Andy completely changes the way we should think about asking people to follow Jesus. As Andy explains, the traditional church model is “Change and then join us.” But that’s not how Jesus did […]

Radical Experiences with God

This past Sunday my pastor made a reference that stirred my thoughts. He was preaching on recognizing who we are in our relationship with God when he talked about having a “Radical Experience with God.” As I thought about that phrase I realized how lucky I have been to have such experiences and wanted to […]

Great Piece Explaining Spiritual Warfare!

I’m reading an old book by Dr. Ed Murphy called The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare. I’m only 37 pages into it and while there are some things he says that have me raising an eyebrow, there is a section I read the other night I have to share because I think he does a really […]

How to Respond to Those Who Reject God

A colleague of mine at work has been really sick. While she was at the hospital, I asked another colleague to take her the devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It’s a very uplifting and encouraging daily devotional I thought might brighten her spirits. However, I didn’t actually know if she was a believer or […]