Category Archives: Christ-Centered Spirituality

Five Dynamics of the Spiritual Life

One of the most concise and yet comprehensive statements in Scripture describing the dynamics of the spiritual life is Philippians 3:10-11. It is arguably the apostle Paul’s most transparent expression of His inward spiritual passion and pursuit. It is also … Continue reading

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Affirmations (7) – My Commitments

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] ______________________ ~ Affirmations ~ 7. My Commitments ~ ~ ~ I affirm my commitment to the Father and to a life-long, uncompromising obedience to His … Continue reading

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Affirmations (1) – The Eternal Purpose, Christ, and the Church

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] _____________________ ~ Affirmations ~ 1. The Eternal Purpose, Christ, and the Church ~ ~ ~ I affirm that before time began, the Father desired, designed … Continue reading

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“Affirmations” Introduced

With this post I am introducing a series of posts called, “Affirmations“.  In order to place it in its context, I’d like to share the spiritual as well as the personal background to it.  Next week, I plan to publish … Continue reading

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“Centrality and…” (3 posts in 1)

Greetings, all!  With the busyness of this season, I’ve decided to hold off on continuing the series, “Centrality and Expectation” until after the New Year.  To give some background to it, though, as well as a re-posting of Part 1 … Continue reading

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“Fullness and Truth” and Other Inspirations of Evan Bolton

A week ago, our family had the joy of joining in the celebration of our second oldest son, Evan’s, wedding. We had quite the road trip to Topeka, Kansas, where his bride, Katie, grew up (logging some 3,100 miles in … Continue reading

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Centering the Clay (“Christ the Center” series revisited – Part 2)

In this series, we are considering the centrality of Christ by looking at a number of dictionary definitions for the word “center” and seeing how Christ Himself fulfills these in relation to God’s eternal purpose, the Church, and the individual … Continue reading

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