Ask Questions to Move Forward on Your Spiritual Journey

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

I’m reading a book by journalist Warren Berger entitled A More Beautiful Question. It is a fascinating look at the powerful nature of questioning to ignite change in companies, schools, and individuals. Deep and imaginative questioning can help us identify and solve problems, develop life-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.  Berger presents a “Why/What If/How” system of inquiry that guides … Read More

The WOW Strategy for All of Life

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Are you tired of the same old information for Christian living and spiritual growth rehashed and repackaged again and again? If you’ve observed the direction of evangelicalism the past 4-5 decades you’ve seen this happen. Speakers and writers try to convince us that what they have is new and more effective for living as a Christian. Better worship experiences, discipleship … Read More

A WOW Strategy for Christian Living

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There is a story in the July/August 2018 edition of Reader’s Digest by Mark Divine, Commander, U.S. Navy SEALS (Retired) that relates well to how we are to really live the Christian life. Some Christians believe the Christian life is all about living morally and ethically, following the rules of behavior set down by some authority. They think how you … 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

Lunch with Kevin: My Conversation With A Dying Man

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey23 Comments

On August 7, 2018, Kevin left the struggles of this earth and entered eternity. Kevin was born December 11, 1949 spending most of his life striving to appropriate Christ’s life into his own. In this struggle, he impacted thousands of lives towards a fuller faith in the Triune God, including mine. He will be eternally remembered by His Lord and … 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

Exploring Cliche’ Faith

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey4 Comments

There are some mindless, trivializing Christian clichés floating around out there that drive me nuts. They are usually spoken by well-meaning people who are trying to sound piously assuring in the face of some difficulty. Or, they are meant to instill confidence in God when another’s faith may seem weak. Whatever the reason, they come off as banal platitudes from … Read More

15 Shocking Statements of Jesus

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Seeking to accept Jesus’ words with a heart and mind which are free from preconceived ideas, is practically unthinkable. We’ve been trained to make sense of such teachings, making sure we’re accurately interpreting Jesus’ words so we can understand them better. It’s my contention that the sayings of Jesus are given to us not primarily to understand but to practice, … Read More