The Purpose of Spiritual Disciplines

At Alameda, we talk a lot about spiritual disciplines and why every Christ-follower ought to incorporate these spiritual habits into our lives.  But it is possible to lose sight of the purpose of those disciplines, so here's a very helpful reminder of how the spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, praying, worshipping, etc. "work" in our … Continue reading The Purpose of Spiritual Disciplines

No Condemnation = No Separation

On Wednesday nights this fall I am teaching a class on Romans 8, and I love the connection between the opening and closing thoughts of that chapter. The chapter begins with these words, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..." The chapter ends with this passage: "For I am … Continue reading No Condemnation = No Separation

Engaging Faith in a Post-Truth Culture

In a few weeks I will be attending the OC Bible Lectures.  I will also be facilitating a conversation with Dr. Nathan Mellor and other church leaders on creating a healthy church culture.  I invite you to come join us on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University October 1-3 for a time of reflection, conversation, … Continue reading Engaging Faith in a Post-Truth Culture

The Church Being the Church

I love this report from Bobby Ross Jr., who is the Chief Correspondent for The Christian Chronicle, about the efforts that churches of Christ are making to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey... HOUSTON — From organizing a "Hurricane Bucket Challenge" to feeding 5,000 — hot dogs, not fish — Churches of Christ are finding … Continue reading The Church Being the Church