Monthly Archives: May 2014

Two Types of Prayer

Prayer is the most essential ingredient of the Christian life. I hear it said all the time: Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship. If that is true, then prayer is the foundation for that relationship. Communication is what makes a relationship real and living. Without talking, a relationship does not exist. When someone […]

Read More

Steps to Developing a Regular Quiet Time With God

I created this 5-step process for our high school students to help them establish a daily quiet time with God. Christians, for more than 2,000 years, have been committed to the practice of getting alone with God on a regular basis for their own spiritual nourishment. It is the building block for having a personal […]

Read More

Living in Two Realms (Or, Becoming a 3D Christian)

    Remember the old 3D glasses? You know, the ones made of flimsy, white cardboard with a bright red lens on one side and a bright blue one on the other? It’s crazy to think that those cheap little things are what made a movie pop off the screen. Apparently, going from 2D to […]

Read More

We Don’t Need a “New” Christianity

In our modern world, everything gets billed as being new. New phone, new car, new sports equipment…heck, even shaving razors and electric toothbrushes come out with the “latest technology”! Everything has to be new, or else it is rendered unimportant. Anything that sticks to the status quo is doomed to be considered antiquated and out-of-date […]

Read More

You Can’t Claim a Promise

One of the Christian messages out there today is something known as “name it, claim it”. It is known also by other names (the “prosperity gospel” being one), but the basic idea is this: God has made promises in his Word to you, and your job is to claim them. The reason Christians lack anything […]

Read More

Kill Your Inner Drama Queen

There’s no technical definition for the term “drama queen”, yet pretty much anyone can spot a drama queen from a mile away! As I see it, a drama queen is a person (not necessarily female) who has an inordinate desire for attention, even if it is negative. A drama queen relishes having something to talk […]

Read More