Being a believer is not a private matter. It is a personal matter, but not private. Living out our faith is part of community living. It involves others. Mutual confession leads to mutual prayer.
If it is true (and I think it is) that there is no spiritual discipline with which we struggle more than closet prayer, it is probably also true that there is no spiritual discipline that we completely neglect quite like fasting. When I started preparing
In January 2005, a Barna Group study asked the senior pastors of 614 Protestant churches to rank their top three ministry priorities for that year. The question was not what three priorities the pastors were personally pursuing, but what three priorities they were seeking to
The spiritual discipline of memorising Scripture is a natural result of reading and meditating on Scripture. More specifically, Scripture memorisation aids in preserving Christian truth and being conformed to Christian truth. Even before the writings of the New Testament took shape, Christians have been committing