"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:18
The End of the Story
By Lyn Baker | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | Job 10:18-21, Numbers 11:11-15, Ruth 1:20-21
In the resurrection, Jesus showed us the true paradigm of the story that started so long ago in the garden, the literal resurrection of a man from the dead. In this incredible event God’s rule and reign were vindicated. The resurrection changed everything.
Book Review: Free of Charge
By Robert+ Balfour | | Spiritual Growth, Stewardship | book review
The verbs “give” and “forgive” are two of the cornerstones of Christian faith and practice. But if giving and forgiving are so central to our faith, why do we find it so hard to follow God’s example? This is the central question that Miroslav Volf explores in his seminal work Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace.
Rest for the Soul
By AMIA Communications | | Spiritual Growth | Psalm 23, rest, Sabbath
My soul is weary from worry and haggard from heartache. It is weighed down with impossible decisions and discouraged from setbacks. Yes, my body needs nourishment and sleep and I know, basically, how to do that. But where and when and how does soul-restoration happen?
Gleanings from The Rest of God
By AMIA Communications | | Faith Formation, Spiritual Growth | Sabbath
Sabbath is both a day and an attitude. While numerous practices can help us receive God’s blessing of rest, it’s vital that we also embrace a Sabbath mindset.
Faithful in the Ordinary
By Carol Dowsett | | Spiritual Growth | Luke 16:10
Although Advent and Lenten seasons prompt special meditation, and holy days like Christmas and Easter invite us to deeper reflection and celebrations, the most significant encounters I have had with God have been amid the “ordinary times” of my life.
Art and Beauty Point to God
By Dustin+ Messer | | Spiritual Growth | art, Beauty
At its best, this is what art does. Art makes us worship—not the object, but the reality which lies beyond the object, the Triune God of the universe.
The Cure of Souls: Theory of Change in Christian Ministry
By Guest | | Leadership, Spiritual Growth
Focuses on how theology shapes and forms Christian ministry.
Sermon: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
By Dustin+ Messer | | Spiritual Growth | 1 Corinthians 15:1-2, Pilgrim's Progress
Paul teaches us to have a gospel identity. Remind yourself of past grace. Rely on present grace. Run toward future grace.
Stewardship With the Kingdom in Mind
By Dustin+ Messer | | Church Life, Spiritual Growth, Stewardship | Stewardship
Dustin+ Messer of All Saints Dallas talks about stewardship in the various spheres of life for the sake of God’s Kingdom.
NOVO: Spiritual Tools for Empowered Ministry
By | | Anglicanism, Personal Story, Spiritual Growth, Three Streams | Ephesians 2:6, Hebrews 4, Novo, Romans 8:26-27, Spiritual Authority Cohort
By Jason+ Radcliff I am a big fan of spiritual classics. The Philokalia, The Way of the Pilgrim, The Celebration of Discipline, St. Augustine’s Prayer Book (to name just a few) are all shelved centrally on my bookshelf. I return to these classics again and again when I want tangible and practical steps I can…