The Connection Between Assurance, Depression, and Diligence

A few weeks ago I took our college group---and later in the week, our young professionals---through a study on what the Proverbs say about diligence. The week prior we had all been laid low by the many Proverbs that condemn laziness. I began the lesson my noting that diligence is an "all of life" issue. … Continue reading The Connection Between Assurance, Depression, and Diligence

A Sustainable Christian Life is Characterized by Steady Faithfulness

Horton says it well and memorably: "The key to maturity is time and community" (64). Our impulse for the extraordinary, however, fuels a desire for quick growth which in turn draws us away from community; at least, a community to which we commit ourselves for any length of time. The Restless Generation It's become a truism to say that millennials … Continue reading A Sustainable Christian Life is Characterized by Steady Faithfulness

Godly Diligence Leads to Recognition without Self-Promotion

The desire for self-promotion is native to the human heart. We are all tempted to exalt ourselves in some measure, whether on a large or small scale. It seems, however, that social media has a special way of encouraging and showcasing one's indulgence in this temptation. Granted, social media is not the cause of self-promotion; it is only … Continue reading Godly Diligence Leads to Recognition without Self-Promotion