The Christian Life

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 […]
November 12, 2012

The Bible: God’s Love Story

What is your view of the Bible? How do you perceive it? These are important questions to ask because our perception of the Bible can determine […]