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Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer 2

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer 2

In my last blog entry, I discussed the difficulties we have in actually setting aside time to pray. Another difficulty that we have in prayer is figuring out what, exactly should we be praying for? What should we be praying for ourselves? Is it selfish to pray for...
Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Roadblocks to Prayer For many of us, prayer is the most difficult aspect of the Christian life. We erect so many barriers to prayer. We think, “I need to get my act together before talking with God,” We think, “I need get all these other things done so I can be free...

Pastoral Well-Being

This week I want to draw everyone’s attention to an issue that many have likely not considered. Last week, Andrew Stoecklein, a pastor in Chico, California, committed suicide. You can learn more about what happened by clicking here. It is also highly unlikely...
Meditation

Meditation

When most of us think about meditation we are likely to think of a Buddhist monk sitting crossed-legged in his bright orange robe and chanting. And that certainly is one form of meditation, though it is not Christian meditation. Sadly, many, if not most, Christians...