Never-ending nursery

Some churches are full of members who have been Christians for years, but they have never grown up.  They were grumpy when they were baptized and thirty years later, they are still grumpy—they have not grown in joy.  They were greedy when they got baptized and fifty years later—they are still greedy.  What is shocking … More Never-ending nursery

Roots and Fruit

I love the picture Psalm 1:1–3 presents: A man who meditates on God’s Word day and night is pictured as a fruitful tree that has put down deep roots near life-giving water. In much the same way, author Henri Nouwen has challenged me to meditate and “chew on” short phrases of Scripture throughout each day. … More Roots and Fruit

Spiritual Food

Many people go to church each week and snack on the Word of God by listening to a sermon—then go home and put their Bible on a shelf until the next Sunday rolls around. This behavior is why there are so many weak, malnourished Christians walking around today. If you eat once a week, you … More Spiritual Food