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Emotional Health in Marriage–and All of Life

Here is a statement and two lists: “It is not possible for a Christian to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.” A Top ten symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality:  1. Using God to run from God.  2. Ignoring the emotions of anger, sadness,...

Two Resources on Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is a common topic of writing and conversation in pastoral circles these days.  This is a good thing, if we understand “spiritual formation” to refer to Christ being formed in us (Gal. examples of evaluation essays 4:19), or our lives...

Electronic Giving

“On the first day of the week …  schedule your electronic funds transfer”? Most of us are familiar with 1 Cor. 16:1-2: Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.  On the first day of every week, each one of you should...

Hidden Treasures

Is the average believer today “spiritually impoverished,” and if so, why?  How does God use “ordinary sufferings” to lead us back to utilizing spiritual muscles?  Can simply serving in holistic ministry provide an antidote to our common “diseases of the soul”?  For...

Two Resources that Reach Deep

I want to encourage you to avail yourself of two resources.  I hope to do that by assembling several quotations for you to read.  They come from Paul Tripp, a minister who reaches deep and hits bedrock issues in our lives.  In his life, ministry, and teaching he moves...