Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Wisdom

  • Wealth and Wisdom: a sermon by Doug Shackleford +

    Doug Shackleford taught in 2004 on wealth and worship. http://sermons.biblechurch.org/2004_10_03.final.mp3 Read More
  • MARRIAGE INTENTIONALITY by Wisdom Hunters +

    "Marriage should be honored by all." Hebrews 13:4 Successful marriages require intentionality. Indeed, most marriages that please the Lord do Read More
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Publications

The Suburban Christian (Al Hsu)

The Suburban Christian (Al Hsu):

http://thesuburbanchristian.blogspot.com/

What Al says about himself--

Hi, I'm Al Hsu (pronounced "shee"), also known as Albert Y. Hsu. I'm married to Ellen Hsu, and we're the proud parents of Josiah and Elijah. I'm an acquisitions and development editor at InterVarsity Press, working with authors and books in such areas as church & mission, global justice issues, spirituality and cultural engagement.

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Paradigm Shift by Randy Russell

randy_kathyBe not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds; then you will know the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. - Romans 12:2

The term ‘paradigm shift’ is popular in this century. It signifies the changing from one way of thinking and doing to another. We breeze along in life thinking a certain way and Boom!, there is a totally different way of seeing the same issue.

This shifting happened to me during my sophomore year in college. I was striving intently to succeed in academics, financially, and in relationships. But I was hitting a wall. The harder I tried the more I fell short. Yet my persistence only caused me to hit the wall harder. I was not a quitter. I would win.

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Conversations Journal

ConversationsConversations provides thoughtful, in-depth article treatments of topics aligned around a particular theme. Conversations covers “five continuing themes, each representing an enduring aspect of the soul—thought, emotion, behavior, relationship, and intention.” It is the kind of resource that provides fundamental discussion in discipleship building and incorporates the depth of discussion and authoritative insight that is crucial for individual growth in becoming like Jesus.

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Conformed to His Image

arbor-path1Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation by Kenneth Boa

This is one of the best books I have ever read on spiritual formation.  It covers twelve different facets of Christian spirituality. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) falling in love with God, cultivating an eternal (versus temporal) perspective, grasping our true identity in Christ, and warfare spirituality.  While the book was designed for use as a seminary text, it is very readable for all of the rest of us!  I found many profound insights in this book that really did change the way I thought about certain issues.

Reflections to Consider

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • The Lives of the Mystics-an interview with Emilie Griffin +

    An interview with Emilie Griffin—author of the new book Wonderful and Dark Is This Road—on the lives of Mystics and how they Read More
  • We Shall All Be Reunited by Patty Griffin +

    Where is now my father's familyThat was here so long ago?Sitting 'round the kitchen firesideBrightened by the ruddy glow Read More
  • Doorways into the prayer life by Emilie Griffin +

    Emilie Griffin spoke at a 1999 Renovaré International Conference Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster +

    The Path to Spiritual Growth The book on spiritual disciplines. Read More
  • Spiritual Classics, Richard Foster and Emilie Griffiin +

    Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines Good collection of essays, saints throughout the ages. A Read More
  • Prayer by Richard Foster +

    A prayer Richard Foster uses when beginning a time of contemplation: By the authority of Almighty God, I surround myself Read More
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