Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2022

Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2022

Everything listed below was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of July. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”- Philippians 4:8 (NIV) 1. God [...]

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Discipleship

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Discipleship

One of my all-time favorite jobs was working at Trader Joe’s. While there, I learned the importance of reading labels, particularly, the list of ingredients on the side of food packaging. It was helpful to know key ingredients so I could assist customers with various dietary needs. The first thing I recall learning about ingredient [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – June 2022

Excellent or Praiseworthy – June 2022

It’s been a month or so since I posted a list of articles. Everything listed below was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of June. I hope these articles bless you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is [...]

Finding the Right Hills to Die On

Finding the Right Hills to Die On

One of the unfortunate realities of church history is the frequency with which churches have divided over theological differences. It continues to happen today. Issues such as baptism, spiritual gifts, and ordaining women cause Christians to fight and, ultimately, break fellowship. Gavin Ortlund has written a helpful book about navigating the complexities of theology while [...]

On Sharing the Gospel

On Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the gospel can feel scary, especially if you are not in the habit of doing it. Our current cultural moment doesn’t help the matter. Because people are self-oriented and opposed to anything remotely religious, sharing a message that involves denying self is downright daunting. Hopefully you understand the importance of sharing the gospel, however. [...]

5 Lies About Christian Community That Sound True and Why They Are Not

5 Lies About Christian Community That Sound True and Why They Are Not

There is a vast difference between community in general and biblical community in particular. For instance, Christians are called to lay their lives down for the good of others (John 15:13; 1 John 3:16), whereas much of secular community is about being made much of by others. Also, biblical community holds one another accountable, especially [...]