Why Fasting Will Make You a Better Christian

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

In my zealousness to know God, I grabbed almost anything I could to help me. I tried multiple “spiritual disciplines.” I read dozens of books. I attended many conferences and seminars. I was a spiritual discipline junkie! How could that be bad? Right? Well, I got really frustrated with all the experimentation and “pick-and-choose-whatever-I-want-approach.” That is, until I realized that … Read More

3 Simple Practices that Counteract Your Pride

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey3 Comments

I am a proud person. Pride shows itself in my life most often when I don’t get my way. When someone contradicts me, won’t do what I ask, or says “no” to me, my ugly ego rises and rebels. It doesn’t like to be dismissed. Can you relate? [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Do you recognize how self-preoccupied you are? Have you developed … Read More

Why Reading Ancient Writers Will Make You a Better Christian

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There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with the modern books. Thus I have found as a tutor in English Literature that if the average student wants to find out something about Platonism, the very last thing he thinks of … Read More

The Greatest Life Possible is Eternal Life (Eternal Life, Final Post)

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I ate lunch at a Subway this week. (I like their tuna sandwich.) I found a gospel tract on the sink in the bathroom entitled “Where Are You Going to Spend Eternity?” I brought it home thinking I might learn something. In the fifth paragraph I read, “He now wants to give you a home in heaven. ‘…the gift of … Read More