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

What Jesus Teaches You About Prayer in Solitude

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Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there prayed.  Mark 1.35 [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Jesus “got away” from work in order to spend time with His Father (notice both movements)… 1. He awoke in the quiet of the early morning hours (the original Greek says “in the night”). Perhaps you’ve heard of … Read More

What War Room Really Teaches You About God & Prayer

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Rhonda and I recently enjoyed an evening together watching the movie War Room. The message of the movie was good. But, it left me wishing for a more complete portrayal of prayer. The movie has become all the rave among evangelicals, some of whom are my family and friends. In this post, I’m not critiquing the movie itself. However, I am … 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

Do You Possess Eternal Life? (Part 2)

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Eternal life is not a thing. Eternal life is a Person. Life gives life. A thing does not. Look at this picture. Is this the way you understand eternal life? [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Is this a true picture of eternal life? Is it a package God gives to the one who believes in him? Is eternal life a commodity or object … Read More