Spiritual Growth Challenge: Prioritizing Meaningful Relationships

By Shelly Hogan, D. MinCollege of Theology July 18, 2019 From the start of the human race it has been evident that authentic and meaningful relationships are essential. In fact, one of the first recorded words from God on the subject, “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18), remind usContinue reading “Spiritual Growth Challenge: Prioritizing Meaningful Relationships”

Spiritual Growth Challenge: Seeking and Becoming a Mentor

By Andrew Mooney, ABDCollege of Theology June 27, 2019 This author’s philosophy of seeking and becoming a mentor derives from three basic modalities: First, intentionally embracing all people, no matter what race, status or faith background. Second, offering encouragement, in some way, to everyone that crosses the one’s path. Finally, equipping individuals with the toolsContinue reading “Spiritual Growth Challenge: Seeking and Becoming a Mentor”

Spiritual Growth Challenge: Spiritual Warfare

By Mark Kreitzer, PhDCollege of Theology June 20, 2019 Spiritual formation can be described as growth from spiritual infancy to mentorship. The Apostle John sets out three stages of spiritual growth in 1 John 2. He indicates that a person enters the first stage of growth when he or she becomes a baby Christian byContinue reading “Spiritual Growth Challenge: Spiritual Warfare”

Spiritual Growth Challenge: Spiritual Dryness

By Andy McClurg, PhDCollege of Theology June 13, 2019 Does your love for God sometimes seem like it is like a feeble flame, ready to be blown out by the next strong wind? Do the spiritual disciplines seem at times to be drudgery? Does it sometimes seem as if your prayers are getting no higherContinue reading “Spiritual Growth Challenge: Spiritual Dryness”

Toward a Christian Maturity: The Importance of Reading the Bible

By Daniel Diffey, PhDCollege of Theology May 23, 2019 Why do you read the Bible? Or maybe I should ask the question, why do you not read the Bible? As someone who teaches the Bible in both the context of the university and the church it is clear that many Christians do not take readingContinue reading “Toward a Christian Maturity: The Importance of Reading the Bible”