How To Pray For Your Mission Workers

A missionary on furlough from India visits a church. The believers ask, “How can we best help you in your work?” “Pray for me”, he or she responds. “What can we really do?” “Pray.” We know this is the right answer but it...

How do Christians take a vacation?

How do Christians take vacation? On the brink of another Colorado summer, beckoning us with opportunities for camping, boating, hiking, traveling, sightseeing, and all other sorts of recreation, we might be wise to ask: is there a distinctly Christian approach to...

Why I Stress This

For several weeks in this column, I’ve been arguing that Christian growth is not changing who you are; it’s growing up into who you are. The Christian is not a two-natured person who sometimes lives in the flesh and sometimes in the Spirit. Rather, the Christian is a...

Who You Are

Christian growth is not changing who you are; it’s becoming who you are. Christianity does not merely give you something new; it makes you something new. If you are a Christian, you are a new person: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.The old has...

Don’t Feed The Black Dog

Early on in my Christian life, I heard an illustration about how to grow. “Inside you,” the story goes, “live a white dog and a black dog. The white dog is truth, grace, love, beauty—everything good and positive. The black dog is hatred, selfishness, pride—everything...