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

Is This Pandemic for Your Good?

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey4 Comments

Is this pandemic God’s way of changing YOU? Ask yourself these questions: Are you more attentive to unnecessary habits or preoccupations? Have you found yourself more aware of hidden items or secret areas of your life? Have you taken notice of things you’d routinely ignored before COVID-19? Have you discovered some dormant frustrations which need to be addressed? Have you … Read More

Divine Insights to Boost Your Inner Christian

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey6 Comments

Being “Christian” hardly makes sense anymore. Not that it doesn’t have a significant place in this world or doesn’t personally affect lives. Being Christian has been made meaningless by its adherents who love the label but are confused by the diversity of incessant “truth” voices pounding in their heads and by their own inability to actually live as Christ commands. … 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