Discussion: Which has always been easier: prayer or Bible reading?

A lot of people consider prayer and Bible reading to be like the two big spiritual disciplines. And I think that idea makes sense. Reading your Bible is receiving Word from God, and prayer is talking to God. It’s basic communication. So, today I’d like to do something different on this blog. I would like […]

5×5: 5 Bible Passages to Read When You Don’t Want to Read the Bible

For months, reading the Word was a drudgery. And often, it still is. I am in no way saying that there is a super secret power to always loving the Bible. But there were Scripture passages that helped me appreciate the Bible more. These Bible passages can help fix your motives for reading. Because, when […]

A How-to Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines

If you’ve followed this blog, you know that I just finished a series on the spiritual disciplines. (Outlined in Don Whitney’s book, the Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life.) Well, this post is basically just a table of contents for you to find any of the articles you missed or review any that were helpful. […]

Hearing and Reading the Word of God (The Spiritual Disciplines-Part 1)

The Bible is a powerful book. It converts those of every religion to a relationship with the true God, and it is the most important book for every Christian. Yet, often we Christians ignore it or devalue it. That’s a big mistake. Today we will be looking at two spiritual disciplines. Both of them surround the […]

Guest Post: Bible Reading Part One, Getting Started by Zach Pierpont

This is a guest post written by my cousin and friend, Zachary Pierpont. You can find him on Twitter (@ZachPierpont) and you can visit his blog, https://zacharypierpont.wordpress.com I will be writing a two part series on bible reading.  The first post (this one) includes tips for getting started. In the second part I hope to include tips […]

Count It All Joy: A Look at James 1

Today I would like to take a look with you at James, chapter one. Please get out your Bible and follow along as I talk about different sections. If you don’t have time right now, just set a reminder for tonight or tomorrow morning to go through it. The Greeting Because this is the first chapter of […]