Every week it seems like another case of adultery has made the rounds on social media, and in gossip circles garnering the full shock and disbelief of the community. But why aren’t we appalled by the silent killer amongst marriages? The one that opens the door to physical infidelity? The one you could very well be participating in right now?
Even before you were a twinkle in your mother’s eye, mankind has been under constant spiritual attack. Since we have generated a mindset of personal salvation, a personal savior, and my church, we have personalized our spiritual problems as well. While those attacks are more intense than one can imagine at times, the truth is, it’s not about you.
July 28, 2017
Leadership today has turned into a multi-layered, multi-billion dollar industry. You can get degrees, go to seminars, read books, or watch YouTube lessons on how to be the world’s best leader in theory. But leadership isn’t about theory; it’s about experiential relationships. The greatest leader that ever lived gave us four principles for leadership that cross the membranes of family, business, and community to leave lasting impact and change.
Recently the movie Dunkirk came out in theaters and there is a continual feeling of suspense that seems to take place in the movie. This is because of a very peculiar musical technique called a “Shepard’s tone.” While I have yet to see the movie, I came across a video explaining this intriguing phenomenon, and was immediately impressed with the Spiritual parallel.
My wife and I just returned from the second Deeper Christian Life Conference of 2017 in Orlando, Florida. It was a great time of learning, fellowship, and encouragement. Here are some of my thoughts and takeaways from it.
How would your life and spiritual walk look different if Jesus physically walked and talked with you every day; everywhere you went? Not only would it make a significant difference in the way you spoke and acted, but I believe your entire outlook on following Christ would be dramatically different. One secret to a deeper Christian walk is to practice the presence.
This is another great guest post by my wife, Amber Passini, and it is specifically geared toward female readers. In a world that sexualizes and pornifies everything, she directly addresses the issue of modesty and female empowerment. Give it a read and share your comments below.
Yesterday marked a significant milestone in my life and my walk with the Lord. I have been thinking about this article since the beginning of the year, and I can’t believe it is finally here. Yesterday, on July 16, 2017 I passed the milestone of serving the Lord for 20 years. Here’s what that journey has looked like and 10 of the most important lessons I’ve learned so far.
Have you ever driven in to one of those communities where every lawn looks like it should be featured in a magazine? I love them and I hate them. I love them because I love lush grass, but I “hate” them because I have lots of weeds in my yard. Our faith, our lives, and the church are quite like those lawns.