Grown-Up Discipleship: Loving Enemies

John Wesley begins the concluding paragraph of his third discourse on the Sermon on the Mount in this way: “Behold Christianity in its native form; as delivered by its great Author!  This is the genuine religion of Jesus Christ.” When you consider the subject Mr. Wesley has been addressing to get him to this conclusion, […]

Those Pesky Passions

I recently published a book on spiritual maturity and I’m going try to develop the habit of blogging regularly about themes related to the book.  This post is one and it touches on a very personal struggle. I continue to think about the challenges of Christian disciples growing to maturity – to the full measure […]

Aiming at Maturity | Online with Me

I would love for you to join me in an online workshop I am doing with the book, Aiming at Maturity, which I wrote about a year ago. If you would like to engage with me and others in thinking about how we grow toward spiritual maturity, you can sign up starting at noon today […]

It Still Comes Down to the Kind of Person You Are

Riding home for a quick lunch yesterday, I heard part of an NPR broadcast, detailing David Hoffman’s book, The Dead Hand.  A correspondent for the Washington Post, Hoffman has chronicled Cold War relations between the then Soviet Union and the USA, to show us that we still have some serious work to do. So, I […]

The Problem of Mixed Motives

I’ve been talking to people lately about a roadblock that I think I see in spiritual growth.  It looks like a two-step process: (1) “get” (understand) the principle and then (2) “apply” it, which means to incorporate it into our, attitudes and practices, to make it part of who we are.  Knowledge and application are […]

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