What is Your Life’s “Work” as a Christian? The Answer Will Surprise You.

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Christians are often concerned about God’s will for their lives. They usually mean, “What does God want me to do for Him while I’m on earth?” It’s a question related to vocation. It’s also a question that gets elevated above a more crucial one. A better and more important question, because it cuts deeper into our being, is “What “work” … Read More

Like the Apostle Paul, There’s a Great Need to Check my “Confidence in the Flesh”

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

God is continually mucking around in my life challenging my self-sufficiency and self-righteousness. The process is grueling but necessary. I don’t like it but I keep asking for it. So, here’s the latest… I’m taking my cue from Paul’s spiritual journey (though mine pales miserably to his) as he compares his background to his current intense desire to know Christ. … Read More

Looking at the Scriptural Support for Nurturing Your Body

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Having come to the conviction that God is everywhere present and filling all things, Randy sat with Pastor Bill at lunch where they randomly talked about what they were eating. Randy: “I sometimes wonder if I’m too casual about what I put into my body. After all, isn’t this the place where God lives?” Pastor Bill: “I don’t think you … Read More

Christianity is Not a System of Morality

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey, Uncategorized2 Comments

I’m not quite sure how it happened (Was I was taught or just caught “moralism?”) but for most of my life I thought the Christian faith was primarily about moral behavior, mine and others. This is what that looked like… I thought being a Christian primarily involved: not sinning behaving morally upright in my outward actions staying away from people … Read More

Here’s the Key to Longevity

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey, Uncategorized4 Comments

Lately I’ve been watching a YouTube channel entitled “Impact Theory” which features interviews between Tom Bilyeu and his guests around topics having to do with health, longevity, success, and the good life. Tom will often express his desire to live as long as possible…maybe forever. When he says something like that, I want to yell at the screen and tell … Read More

A Shout-Out for More Tenderheartedness

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey8 Comments

This week I’ve been confronted with my lack of tenderheartedness. I walked into a “delicate” situation and immediately offered my expert opinion totally oblivious to the sensitive nature of what was happening. Instead of kindly caring and helping, I assumed, judged, and reacted with ungracious words actually believing my brilliant advice was going to make the situation better. Yea…that didn’t … Read More

What are the Keys to Controlling Your Body?

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The role of the body in how we relate to God is a fascinating subject. Too long neglected by modern Christians, most have little understanding of the body’s significance in successfully living the Christian life. Included in exploring this reality is how we manage our bodies in general. At one end of the spectrum are those who abuse their bodies. … Read More