Elements of Friendship

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 Three elements of friendship – and my Christ-given responsibility within them – have been heavy on my mind during these past few weeks. Consider, for example, how even in the midst of conducting […]

Loving wholly…Living holy…Pursuing Three-in-One

Be holy, because I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16 Have you ever found yourself wrestling with the ethics of a situation, wondering if a certain action fits your commitment to living the holy lifestyle prescribed by God? I have, so late last week when a professor offered the following contention in lecture, his words hit […]

A Time-Out for Thanks

Oh good…you’re back for the second week of 3:10. I’m so glad! Let’s start with a refresher reading of last week’s verse. “My determined purpose is that I may know Him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His person” (Philippians 3:10 […]

Official Launch of His Own Heart E-Devotional

Hi, and welcome to the first official installment of His Own Heart. This e-devotional is so much more than the learningproject I described in last week’s preliminary email; it’s actually something that I’ve wanted to try for some time, so I’m excited about it. I’m also excited that you’ve graciously agreed to join me. In […]

The Mantle Experience

Eschatology has taken on a deeply personal meaning to me in the past week. A few days ago as I passed through the living room, my eyes wandered to bookshelves that hold pictures of family members who have gone to be with Jesus. Perhaps seeing for the first Christmas season the addition of my grandmother’s picture […]