Spiritual Growth

Help! I’m Struggling to Strike a Work/Life Balance

The holy grail of modern life is to achieve work/life balance. But despite millions of ‘new decade resolutions’ to that effect, the vast majority will fail miserably in 2020, making this year as miserable as last year for themselves and for those around them.

Church

8 Bible Reading Habits to Establish as a Young Person

There were years when I didn’t read my Bible at all. Sometimes, I would do it on and off, a few days then stop, a few weeks then stop. Other times I would do it legalistically, thinking that I had to read a certain number of verses every day to keep on God’s good side. 

Spiritual Growth

9 Ways to Guard Your Personal Relationship with God

Like all healthy and satisfying relationships, our relationship with God needs time and energy...

Life

8 Ways to Help Depressed Christians

Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding prevents us from helping. So, let me suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people.

Life

A Plea for Holistic Christianity

What does it mean to have a healthy and holistic Christian life? 

Life

Should We Seek to Burn Out for Jesus?

Good intentions can't save you from burnout. 

Family

6 Tips for Reading the Bible with Your Kids

What's the best way to get your kids reading the Bible? 

Spiritual Growth

4 Reasons Not to Squander Your Youth

Our enemy says, “Youth for pleasure, middle age for business, old age for religion.” The Bible says, “Youth, middle age, and old age for your Creator.” But as it’s especially in our youth that we are most inclined (determined?) to forget our Creator, it’s especially in these years that we must work to remember our Creator […]

God

How Great (and Gentle) is our God!

Let’s turn from media headlines to biblical headlines in order to correct our worldview and continue through 2018 in a more peaceful and trusting spirit. The prophet Isaiah knew that tough times lay ahead for God’s people.

Church

Why Do Churches Cover Up Sin?

Recent abuse cases force painful questions to the surface. Why do churches also do this? Why do Christians cover-up similar sin within the church? The same questions can be asked of para-church ministries and institutions, and all of what follows here is applicable to them too.