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Humility and Spiritual Growth

Humility and Spiritual Growth

This post is Part 11 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Spirituality can be kind of a hard thing to pin down. Spirituality means a lot of different things to different people, but for the sake of this...
The Weakness Finder

The Weakness Finder

This post is Part 3 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Our Culture Focuses on Finding Our Strengths In our culture today, we are encouraged to focus on our strengths. You can even go online, pay 10...
Is it Okay to Have Doubts About God?

Is it Okay to Have Doubts About God?

When I was a kid, I loved this card game called ‘I Doubt It.’ Basically, you dealt out the cards, and then you went around in a circle. The first person placed a certain number of cards face down and said “Two 2’s!” The next person did the same thing and said “One 3!”...
The 3 Most Important Values of Jesus

The 3 Most Important Values of Jesus

Jesus had an interesting relationship with the Law. The Law was an important aspect of the Jewish faith. The Law was given to the Israelites from God Himself, and it directed and guided every aspect of their lives. The Law set them apart as a chosen people, and...
My Small Group Isn’t Working

My Small Group Isn’t Working

If you have been in the church world for any length of time, you probably have attended a small group. Ideally, being involved in a small group allows you to develop close relationships with a few folks whom you see on a regular basis. It’s one of the primary ways...
Humble vs. Self-Righteous Religion

Humble vs. Self-Righteous Religion

Religion can be healthy or unhealthy. One key factor differentiating the two is the extent to which religion promotes humility or self-righteousness. In other words, does religion help me focus on myself, and how great I am, or does religion help me focus on loving...
We Have No King But Caesar

We Have No King But Caesar

I saw a lot of social media activity from religious folks the other day about Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom: “Praise God!” “God is on the move.” “I praise the Lord for what He is doing in this land.” And so on. Everyone has a right to their own...
Do We Have a Sin Nature?

Do We Have a Sin Nature?

Throughout most of my life, I have had the nagging suspicion that something was wrong with me. When I was younger, these feelings were focused on my body, because I was overweight and got made fun of as a kid. When I hit puberty, I internalized the message that my...
Injustice is Everywhere

Injustice is Everywhere

This blog post is Part 1 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. At its core, justice is about fairness and equity. In a just society, people should have equal opportunity to succeed and pursue their dreams. If someone breaks a rule or does something...
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