How About Spending Time with Dietrich Bonhoeffer this Lent?

The Mardi Gras parades are well underway here in Mobile, Alabama, so Mardi Gras Day and Ash Wednesday will soon be upon us. I’ve been thinking about Ash Wednesday and Lent for several weeks and wondering if there was a … Continue reading

Are We Graded on a Pass-Fail or ….

These posts began as emails to an adult Sunday school class over 10 years ago. It was probably about 1982 that I first read Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline and Freedom of Simplicity and over the following years found more … Continue reading

Where could a “spiritual” religion take us?

This past week as I was moving some books around I picked up a copy of D. Elton Trueblood’s The Essence of Spiritual Religion. I have no idea how long I have owned the book or the last time I … Continue reading

Can We Practice Ourselves into Transformation?

That question may be a little confusing but allow me to offer some light. A few weeks ago we looked at a couple of the publications from Renovare. First, A Spiritual Formation Workbook and then Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for … Continue reading

Let’s Open Our Workbooks to Page ….

In previous posts I called your attention to a couple of devotional apps and in each case gave some focus to the spiritual principles and practices that form a foundation for the writers and the apps. Today I want to … Continue reading

Let’s Make Disciples – The Restoration Project

Sometimes I think if I hear another person announce, — “We need more discipling in our church! These people have never been taught what it really means to be a Christian. We’ve got to start telling them!”— Or, “Discipleship – … Continue reading