The Christian Life

January 3, 2013

What is Fasting?

In order to grow in our walk with God we must be intentional. Like anything else, spiritual growth does not happen automatically. Paul exhorted Timothy: “exercise […]
January 1, 2013

The Purpose of Spiritual Disciplines

I am a big believer in spiritual disciplines. I believe that they play a vital role in our spiritual growth and relationship with God. The two […]
December 23, 2012

Why the Virgin Birth Matters

How important is it that Jesus was born of a virgin? Is this just a “take-it-or-leave-it” detail of the Christmas story, or is it a critical […]
December 21, 2012

Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus

It’s true…I am not a big fan of Santa Claus. My wife and I both come from a family background where we did not celebrate the […]
December 18, 2012

No Room at the Inn

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them […]
December 16, 2012

My 5 Ministry Core Values

The following five core values are a set of guiding principles, or convictions, that are foundational to who I am and what I want my ministry […]
December 13, 2012

How to Make Life Changing Decisions

Over the past 10 years I have made several life changing decisions. Marriage, geographic moves, and job changes are some of these big decisions. My family […]
December 10, 2012

The Voice of God

Jesus said that we would have the privilege of being guided by His voice: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow […]
December 6, 2012

Experiencing God’s Manifest Presence

I believe that a major key to growing in intimacy with God is having a hunger for His presence. The Bible teaches us that God is […]
November 23, 2012

3 Signs that we Have Lost the Fear of the Lord

It seems like the fear of the Lord has gone out of style in the modern church. I have heard some say that the fear of […]
November 22, 2012

Things I Thank God for Every Day

Today is Thanksgiving, a day that is set aside to give thanks for the many blessings that we enjoy. Giving thanks is an important practice to […]
November 21, 2012

Life-Changing Christian Classics

Yesterday, I wrote an article about three books that have affected my life and ministry in powerful ways. Christian books have had a big influence on […]