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Lecrae's "Don't Waste Your Life"

Lecrae's "Don't Waste Your Life"

At the end of tennis season I gave our six graduating seniors from the team I help coach a bag of books with a video and one CD, Rebel, by the rapper Lecrae.

Thoughts about Thinking for the Christian

Thoughts about Thinking for the Christian

My friend Justin Taylor recently posted this on his excellent blog, one of my favorites. I also enjoy Tim Challies's blog, which Justin refers to. Here are some important thoughts about thinking and the Christian life.

How do I have an authentic, meaningful relationship with God?

How do I have an authentic, meaningful relationship with God?

Think of Christ as your mentor and your best friend, as well as your Savior and Lord.

Oswald Chambers: You Are Not Your Own

Oswald Chambers: You Are Not Your Own

I appreciated this writing by Oswald Chambers, a Scottish minister and teacher whose teachings were compiled in the classic devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

"A Call to Anguish" from David Wilkerson

"A Call to Anguish" from David Wilkerson

As a young Christian, forty years ago, I read David Wilkerson’s The Cross and the Switchblade and Run, Baby, Run, written by Nicky Cruz, a New York City gang warlord who David had led to the Lord.

Are Spiritual Disciplines Legalism?

RUlerWhen it comes to spiritual disciplines, some people think being committed to them is a matter of legalism. A couple of years ago, I led a group of young guys through a study of Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard, in which he emphasized the spiritual disciplines

Investing Time in Reading God’s Word

BibleRevive Our Hearts, a great ministry that my daughters and a number of our ministry staff have benefited from, recently posted a link on Facebook to this two-minute video about finding time to read your Bible.

God Working in You, and You Working to Follow God

Parent's hand holding child's hand / A Spiritual PartnershipScripture says of believers, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Pet. 1:3). So what do we need to live righteously that He has not given us in Christ? Nothing.

Does this imply that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to live the Christian life? Of course not. 

Getting Closer to God

Getting Closer to God / photo credit: Sapphire Dream Photography via photopin ccThe question of How can I get closer to God? is a really important question. Scripture says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). So it puts the ball in our court and shows us there are some things we can do.

 
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