Tag: spiritual life

Spiritual Charlotte Podcast

This morning I took part in the Spiritual Charlotte podcast, for a series they are doing about the Bible.

The Domino Effect: Why our understanding of God matters more than we know

There’s a tendency for humans to assume we have the unsoiled vantagepoint on God, and that our opinions are without bias or interpretation. Yet, we all see God through a lens, and too often that lens says more about us than it does about God.

Belovedness, criticism, and being true to who we are

Will we let our critics determine who we are, or will we live into our identity as the beloved?

Don’t Hold On: The Importance of Being Open to Change

We want the people, communities, and traditions we love to be static and unchanging, but in resisting change, we ultimately stunt the growth and transformation of these same people, communities, and traditions.

Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear

I have a confession to make. Usually, I don’t like to speak for other people, but for this post I am making an exception. Now, I’m not claiming to speak for all pastors/clergy/speakers. That would be ridiculous. However, I am speaking for people like…

the exile of envy…

In his book, Seven, author Jeff Cook describes envy as exile. He traces the envy the Israelites had for other nations and the dramatic effects it had on their lives. In 1 Samuel, the Israelites reject God as king in favor of a human one,…

a prayer to do good…

A couple of weeks ago in my Wednesday night small group we had a discussion about prayer. Specifically, we talked about how the prayers of others throughout Christian history give us words to pray when we don’t have them. I ran across this prayer…

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