5 Ways to Use Social Media For The Glory of God

// This was originally posted as a guest post on Salt and light Blog //   I did a little experiment recently. I went and browsed a few of my Facebook friends profiles, not to stalk them, but to see if I could tell they were a Christians by what they posted on Facebook.   The results were sad, but they didn’t really surprise me. Most of my friends maybe posted about something church-related, which would…

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Don’t be Afraid of Failure if You’re Glorifying God

I’m reading a book called “Crazy Love”, written by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski. It’s about the radical, self-sacrificing, unconditional love of God for us, the God who is all-powerful and who created the whole universe. Francis Chan calls Christians to passionately love God, wholeheartedly and unashamedly, with all of our hearts. I’m about three-quarters of the way through reading the book and it’s provoking so many different thoughts. It’s definitely challenging me to think more about living…

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Finding True Joy in Christ This Christmas

Imagine for a moment that all you have is taken away from you. Everything you loved, everyone you loved . Everything Except for one thing, Jesus. If you imagine this, no home, no family, no food, no Christmas presents, no snow, not even donuts!    Only Jesus.   Would you be happy? Like, truly joyful? I don’t know what might go through your mind when you think about this, maybe you’re like me and are…

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3 Reasons to Live a Different Life as a Believer

Look guys, it’s okay to be different. Believers in Christ ARE different from the rest of human kind. They should be! But from my (maybe near-sighted and shallow) perspective of the world, it seems that most Christians, not all, but some are fearful of being different. It’s sad, and frankly it’s a great problem. Here are three reasons why it’s totally okay and important to be different from the world as believers in Christ.  …

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The Spiritual Disciplines Series: part two, bible reading

A week ago I shared my thoughts about the importance of having desire for the spiritual disciplines to be effective. That was part one in this series. Now, for part two, I want to talk about Bible reading. I’ve actually written a number of short posts on this topic and I’ve included links to those below. Since I’ve written a bit on this in the past I want to make what I say now super…

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The Spiritual Disciplines Series: part one, desire

Hi, welcome to the Spiritual Disciplines series! I was hoping to post this last week, but I was traveling and was sick. It ended up being a sort of crazy week, so I didn’t have much time to write this.  Anyway this is the first segment of the eight part series on The Spiritual Disciplines. When I thought of writing this series about a month ago, I had in mind bible reading as like the…

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