An Interview With A Monastic Priest

As part of a fieldwork assignment for my present masters class, I’m required to visit an intentional community or monastery and learn about how the people who live in the community/monastery engage the practices of listening, guidance, discernment, simplicity, stewardship, rhythms of rest, and honoring the body. Upon contemplating the where, how and who to…

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The Sovereignty Of God

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 As the days carry on and weeks…

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What To Look For In A Church

You take your first steps into the unknown walls of a new church, uncertain of what is to come. You see the outside structures resembling something from the early 16th century but inside you see a renovated building. Greeted by a warm stranger who hands you a piece of paper detailing the events of the…

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The Gods We Serve

What gods are we serving? The question strikes at the very core of my own institution of Christendom. I will serve the Lord alone is our heartfelt reply but our actions prove otherwise. All around us, concealed in the corridors of our very soul, lays desires that cause the almighty to take a backseat and are replaced by false illusions…

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The Life And Ministry Of Charles Spurgeon

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” One of my favorite preachers of the Gospel is by far Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This biography doesn’t do justice to the man who spread God’s word like wild-fire, made soul winning his chief concern and lived with purpose…

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Religion And The Gospel

Christianity teaches us that our problem is sin. It has a strong vice-grip on the believer that tries to entrap every situation for the purpose of spiritual demise. With this in mind, there has to be a solution, a way of escape to aid us in our road less traveled. Two answers can be found…

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Dealing With Doubting Friends

When faced with the realities of doubt, the Christian believer has his or her work cut out for them. The humanistic worldview way of thinking has suppressed the mindset and dumbed down societies approach to engaging in the individual’s faith. All around us are missed opportunities to practice our belief and ask for anything in…

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