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Don’t Lose Spiritual Disciplines for Fear of Legalism

In 2015, I was given the incredible opportunity of participating in a 16-week course taught by Colin Smith alongside of a few other guest speakers. During one of these sessions, I was struck by a statement made by Pastor Colin. He said, Don’t let the fear of legalism rob you of […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (January 5, 2018)

Beyond Resolutions: Habits of Grace for a New Year (David Mathis, Radical Blog) Cultivating wise habits is not our attempt to work for God’s acceptance, but to work out our salvation (Philippians 2:12–13). In prayer, we re-consecrate ourselves again and again to pursue our resolves “by the strength that God supplies […]
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A Question About Christian Satire

Love is patient and kind. Our God commands us to love him first and foremost, and to love our neighbor as ourselves—but are we doing this online? Especially when we disagree with our neighbor? I’ve been saddened by the lack of love strewn throughout Christian circles on the web in […]
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In All Your Ways

My Grandpa Jim wrote an autobiography that he hoped would “show that when we commit our lives to God’s direction, His promises are proven true, time and time again” (Jim Miller). When I was thirteen, he scribbled this note in my copy: Dear Eden, We are proud of your many […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (December 29, 2017)

Find a Friend to Wound You (Greg Morse, Desiring God) True friends are not mobsters who club us with their words to prove points or settle scores. But godly friends are not less than EMTs (emergency medical technicians) who will rip open our carefully crafted excuses and stun us back to […]
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For the Discontent and Frustrated

There are many instances when we are tempted to grumble or even cry out in complaint over the frustrations in our life, when things aren’t going our way. You’re on your daily commute to school and realize a traffic jam up ahead is stopping the flow of traffic. During the […]