Replacing Christ with Spiritual Growth

Are there times when our desire for spiritual growth could hinder us from walking in the truth of the gospel? For Christians serious about making progress in their spiritual lives, such a question sounds either intuitively wrong-headed or so easy to answer that it doesn't even merit a response. Growth in godliness and right affections is one of … Continue reading Replacing Christ with Spiritual Growth

Eight Strategies for Cultivating a Good and Honest Heart

In the last article, I discussed how professing believers should apply the parable of the soils to their own lives and the lives of their brothers and sisters. If you haven't already, I encourage you to read this introductory article to see why it is vital for professing Christians to apply the entire parable to themselves. … Continue reading Eight Strategies for Cultivating a Good and Honest Heart

Beware of False Maturity: A Stinging Quote from Jonathan Edwards

I have been reading Jonathan Edwards' Religious Affections for two years now.  It has taken this long because (1) I think a book like this requires slow, patient, thoughtful reading; and (2) I am only able to read it occasionally because I have a stack of other reading to complete for school. It is no … Continue reading Beware of False Maturity: A Stinging Quote from Jonathan Edwards