Christian Personal Finance Part Six: Conclusion

A summary and resource list Money is a gift from God God has promised us that we have nothing to worry about, because He will care for all our daily needs. One of the means by which He provides is through our money which allows us to buy clothes, food, and homes. Because everything we…

Christian Personal Finance Part Five: Giving

Reflecting the generous heart of God Now we’re getting to the heart of this entire conversation on money and personal finance. We give – because we have received so much from God. We are generous – because God has been so generous to us in Christ. We lovingly share what we have – because that’s…

Christian Personal Finance Part Three: Planning

Planning your finances Make some time to read Matthew 25:14-30. It’s a parable Jesus tells about three men who were given different amounts of gold by their master. Two of the men made the most out of what they had. They faithfully invested the money given to them and doubled what the master gave them.…

Christian Personal Finance Part Two: Assessing

Assessing your heart, values, and spending In part one of this series I introduced the topic of money and a Christian approach to personal finance. In part two I’ll talk about how to assess your heart, your values, and your spending. Before we can go any further or make any changes we need to see…

What Does A Successful Christian Life Look Like?

Defining Success In the Christian Life What does a successful Christian life look like? I’ve been thinking about that lately. I think I’ve decided it’s one I need to be asking. After all, I’m asking it of myself as a husband, pastor, and writer. I should be striving towards success in all I do and…

A Letter To Myself: Remember Who Your Real Enemies Are

The Real, Spiritual Enemies of the Christian Life Dear Peter, You have enemies. Plenty of them. They are real, and they are worth your attention. But, they aren’t who you think they are. Your enemies are not the people: Who frustrate you You think ruin all your plans Who really get under your skin (and…

Facing Temptation

What to do when you are tempted Expect temptation to come. If you haven’t heard, Christians are not magically or mystically protected from temptation. It’s not as though faith makes temptation disappear. As long as we live in this world, we know that Satan is prowling around like a lion looking to devour (1 Peter…

Who Am I? Christian Identity

Remembering who I am, and who I’m not Everyday a million voices try to tell us who we are or who we should be: advertisers, marketers, social media feeds, magazines, TV screens, and even our families and friends. But, what makes us who we are? What is the core of our Christian identity? Consider this…

A Letter to Myself: Don’t Lose Hope

On regaining a vision of Christian hope Dear Peter, You need a new pair of glasses. In your age, you’ve become short sighted. I know you might not think so. You might argue with me on this, but it’s true. It didn’t happen all at once. It usually doesn’t. You didn’t just wake up one…

A Letter To Myself: Be Content

On Christian Contentment Dear Peter, You think you have a lot of reasons to not be happy. I know you think you have reasons to complain. You believe that your discontent is justified. After all, your work can be hard – even draining. And sometimes you don’t get thanked or even noticed. Your house isn’t…

What are spiritual gifts, and how do I get one?

Spiritual gifts have always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I think it’s partly because I have grown up in a decidedly not-Charismatic tribe where the gifts weren’t talked about often. I never had a clear picture of what spiritual gifts were, what they looked like, or how you got one. Maybe I shouldn’t…

One Christian’s approach to technology

How disciples use and interact with technology This post is exactly what the title says – one (that’s me) Christian’s approach to technology. It’s by no means a treatise or textbook. But, this is a topic I’ve been thinking about for while. And, I think it’s because I am like a lot of people in…

How to get out of a devotional rut

Connecting with God when you feel disconnected I’m writing this post today more as a reminder to myself than anything else. Because I’m in a rut. A few months ago I was on a devotional “high”. I woke up excited to spend time with God, I was gaining insights from my time in the Word,…

How to pray

Simple tips for tangled tongues So, what do you say? Prayer is one of those things that might be simple, but its not always easy.  It’s simple.  In its simplest definition, prayer is “conversation with God.”  There you go!  That’s it.  Just talk. But, we all know it’s not that easy.  We’re busy and there…

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