Spiritual Reflection Needs To Be More Than “What Am I Doing Wrong?”

It's hard to figure out how your faith walk is going if you never look at it, and yet we're often tempted to treat that sort of introspection the same way we treat food that is healthy but that we don't really want to eat: we put it on the back shelf of the fridge until it molds, and we pretend it isn't there. [Click title to read more.]

An Introvert’s Survival Guide To The Church: First Week of the Study Available!

Do you live in fear of fellowships that last over an hour, and cringe when you're the first one to leave? Do you dread the small-talk exchanges that crop up during small group meetings and church meet-and-greets? Do you feel like you don't quite fit into your church or your spiritual community? If you struggle with any of these issues, if you're an introvert, or if you're an extrovert who wants to understand a little bit more about your quieter, thoughtful brothers and sisters in Christ, now's the time! [Click title to read more.]

Why The Church Must Make An Effort To Value Solitude With God

It's true that the Christian life is not always meant to be a solo affair. Teachers, pastors, fellow believers, even small groups: all of those things are a part of our faith community, and they can help us and grow us. But in elevating these, I fear that we dismiss what I perceive to be the fundamental necessity of individual solitude with God. [Click title to read more.]

Book Review: Evangelism for the Rest Of Us: Sharing Christ Within Your Personality Style

Do you associate the word "evangelism" with handing out tracts, seeking out strangers with whom to share the plan of salvation, and "formulas" meant to explain or advertise the gospel to others? Do these methods seem alien, uncomfortable, or cold to you? If so, Mike Bechtle's Evangelism For the Rest of Us is a book you absolutely must read. [Click title to read more.]