All posts from “devotional life”

Jim Cymbala at the Jacksonville Pastors Conference

January 28, 2012 8:00 PM

I just watched the Pentecostal preacher Jim Cymbala give an altar call and about 400 Baptist pastors came forward for prayer. Here's what happened. Cymbala told a moving story about his young grandson, an adopted child from Ethiopia named Levi....

Praying For The Weekend: Mindy Caliguire

October 28, 2011 12:00 AM


Praying For The Weekend: Mindy Caliguire

September 30, 2011 12:00 AM


Dave Gibbons' Hardcore Lent

March 3, 2011 12:00 AM

Do you dare? Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 9th. The purpose of lent is for prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial. It could be a grueling 46 days. People ask me about the options for observing this season of the...

On Holy Ground at St. Arbucks

January 5, 2011 12:00 AM

**UPDATE...This just in...Starbucks unveils a new logo to coincide with its 40th anniversary. Check it out. -Url** Like many pastors I know, I have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks. For seven years now, as I have labored to plant, grow,...

10 Commandments of Scripture Interpretation

November 15, 2010 12:00 AM

I. You shall not make for yourself an idol out of Scripture. This is a particular temptation among evangelicals who hold a very high view of Scripture. We forget that our highest calling is not to have a relationship...

Ur Video: Leonard Sweet on Reading Scripture

January 20, 2010 12:00 AM


You Walk (with God) Wrong

May 30, 2008 8:15 AM

In a recent issue of New York magazine, Adam Sternbergh accuses, "You Walk Wrong." And I can't help but think that his insight into feet has spiritual application for Western Christians. As the title suggests, Sternbergh claims that none of...

Quiet Graces at a Loud Conference

February 9, 2007 12:00 AM

Last year at the National Pastors Convention, Dallas Willard spoke at an early morning Bible study gathering. Unlike the main sessions the Bible study had no music, no flashing lights, no massive screen. There was nothing remotely worshipful or stimulating...

Spiritual Formation: we’ve already got a proven model, but do we want it?

July 23, 2006 7:43 AM

Recently friends from a major publisher of Sunday school curriculum called me. They were researching trends in spiritual formation, they said, and they thought I might help them. After a few warm-up questions, they got to the heart of the...


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