What is Personal Holiness?

Preface This article is a condensed and edited excerpt of my position paper On Personal Godliness from the chapter “What is Personal Holiness?” For the excerpt on “What Motivates Our Pursuit of Holiness?” go here. For “How Do I Grow In Christ-likeness?” go here. Introduction Before speaking in a more systematic fashion on personal holiness,…

Why Pursue Holiness?

Preface This article is a condensed and edited excerpt of my position paper On Personal Godliness from the chapter “What is the Motivation of Personal Holiness?” For the excerpt on “What is Personal Holiness?” go here. For “How Do I Grow In Christ-likeness?” go here. Introduction The gospel is the good news that man can…

How Do I Grow in Christ-likeness?

Preface This article is a condensed and edited excerpt from my position paper On Personal Godliness from the chapter “How Do You Grow in Personal Godliness?” For the excerpt on “What is Personal Holiness?” go here. For “What is the Motivation of Personal Godliness?” go here. How Do You Grow in Personal Godliness? To grow…

Are We Praying With Our Hands Tied Behind Our Backs?

There was a moment the summer after my freshman year of college that completely transformed the way I perceived my prayer life. The occasion was a small prayer meeting for our city of Fort Wayne. Towards the end of the meeting, one of the young ladies in the circle prayed for us to grow in…

Have You Made Worship About You?

The staff person on stage finishes the announcements while you make haste to finish shaking hands with the older gentleman in the row behind you. You remember shaking his hand last week; he had that firm, strong two-pump Baby-Boomer handshake, whereas your hand was a limp lump of awkwardness barely making it halfway into the…