Taking Up the Challenge of Simplicity in Christ for 2019

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Last Saturday, Rhonda and I spent 4-5 hours “de-cluttering” one of the areas of our house. The hidden mud room/pantry area had become a chaotic collection of small appliances, cookbooks, pantry-type foods, cleaning materials, and other random stuff. If we didn’t know what to do with an item, it usually ended up joining the disarray. We attacked the chaos of … Read More

Attention Please: Jesus is Teaching Us How To Pray

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Prayer is a mystery to me but not to Jesus. He knows what prayer is and how to do it. He knows everything there is to know about prayer. Our understanding of prayer is nothing in comparison to His. He is the teacher, we are the kindergarten students – maybe not even that developed – more like infants learning to … Read More

Words To The Wise For Your Journey to Godliness

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Ministry Leaders, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

When it comes to “godliness” most Christians come up short. Though the word “godly” is only mentioned about 25 times, the whole Bible is a book about godliness. Unfortunately, most evangelical commentators want to reduce its meaning to something like “devotion to God.” I believe its more like “Godlikeness.” For example, “friendliness” is more than a devotion to a friend. … Read More

Stirring the Secret Sauce of Christian Living

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Bible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Every Spring, with the harsh winter behind her, Kathy begins to prepare her little plot of land for delicious vegetables. She tills and feeds the soil and makes sure the garden is protected from pesky deer. She can taste the greens and peas, tomatoes and peppers, cucumbers and squash as she plants the seeds and starter plants. Heavenly showers and … Read More

What Every Christian Should Know About Prayer

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Bible Insights, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey14 Comments

You only truly know what you experience. So when a disciple made the request to Jesus, “Teach us to pray,” Jesus did not give his disciples a book to read, a program to follow, or a video to watch. He didn’t form a small group to study prayer. He didn’t give them words to study, exegete, or preach. He gave … Read More

An Invitation to Real Apostolic-Like Living

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Ministry Leaders, The Uncommon Journey4 Comments

From some corners of evangelical Christianity come the cries for apostolic ministry – ministries of authority, physical healing, signs, words of knowledge, prophesy, and the “supernatural.” The desire is for apostolic results. But, what about the apostolic kind of life that goes with it? These results did not come through empty vessels but through men shaped by asceticism, hardship, resistance, … Read More

Trying to Help Those Who Don’t Want Help

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People who have a heart for people desire to help them. Yet, people you care about are not always receptive to your help. What do you do then? When it comes to helping others, it takes two to tango. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Seeking help is scary and sometimes difficult. To admit you have a problem along with the prospect of personal … Read More

A Look at Faith: Beautifully Destitute & Pleasing to God

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

The best Christian you’ll ever meet might be the homeless guy you ignore and despise at Exit #8 on your way to work. She might be the down syndrome child that irritates you with her guttural outbursts during the sermon. He might be the tatted, long-haired, artsy-fartsy moron neighbor who drinks too much. When it comes to recognizing people of … Read More