We should have many questions about crucifixion. Why crucifixion? We know how vile it was. We hear how revolting, dehumanizing, and despicable crucifixion was—so why did Jesus die this way? Would Jesus dying at the hands of a mugger been enough? Why couldn’t Jesus have died of old age with friends and family praying at […]
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” — G. K. Chesterton People love to focus on the high points or mountain top experiences when it comes to the spiritual life. While God certainly grants these super-concentrated spiritual experiences, have you considered that you can’t live on a mountain? What grows on a mountain top? […]
I believe one of the most helpful spiritual practices is biblical meditation. Thinking, contemplating, considering, mulling over the word of God is vital to our spirituality.
For years I struggled with understanding God’s beauty. If I’m too honest, I used to roll the eyes of my heart at worship songs that called our attention to God’s beauty. “Oh, Lord, you’re beautiful…” “Beautiful One, I love. Beautiful One, I adore.” “What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus.” I balked […]
Prayer is more than a mental exercise. It’s physical too. I want to encourage you to embody times of prayer. Let’s consider our postures when we pray. We know prayer is spiritual, but we should also understand the physical side of prayer. Spirituality doesn’t ignore physicality. As new creations in Christ, we are learning how […]
Spiritual Theology is not another branch of theology. It’s not wholly different from Christology, the precious doctrines on Christ, or Trinitarian studies, or even Eschatology. Spiritual Theology isn’t the snooty cousin, a holier-than-thou practice of theology, looking down on systematic textbooks and Hebrew grammars. That is fleshy theology. No one can look down while focused […]