I’ve read a great deal on, taught through, and, most importantly, practiced the spiritual disciplines over the course of my new life in Christ (some 35+ years). Though practicing the spiritual disciplines often churn and agitate slowly, they are without doubt the most important habits to help form and transformContinue Reading

Reading through Simply Good News, I discovered one other important idea that I want to mention. The idea did not strike me as significant on first swipe. It wasn’t until several pages beyond that it hit me how impactful this idea was, so I turned back the pages, re-read, and then pondered for some time. It has toContinue Reading

Does Scripture support two classes of Christians? A few observations: 1) Spiritual maturity is always a goal to be achieved, not a quality that we possess (Eph 4:13; Philip 3:12-16). Maturity is a process in you, not a character trait of you. Until we are glorified in Christ’s presence, weContinue Reading

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As a hearty “THANKS” to everyone visiting my blog in 2014, I thought I’d offer a free eBook, which is one of my all-time favorite reads. With invaluable pastoral wisdom and theological strength, D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge give us Letters Along the Way: A Novel of the ChristianContinue Reading


I’ve been thinking about a quote from Jerry Bridge’s The Pursuit of Holiness (pp. 25-26, 1st ed.). He writes: Many Christians have what we might call a “cultural holiness”. They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them. As the Christian culture around them is more orContinue Reading

“I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. HeContinue Reading

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Discussions continue around the departure of Tullian Tchividjian’s presence from The Gospel Coalition website. The reason stated by TGC involved a significant disagreement over sanctification (broadly defined as a a divine-human operation prompted, enabled, and ultimately completed by God the Holy Spirit). TGC states: In Tullian’s case, it was obvious to observers thatContinue Reading