When God Breaks Through

God is always present loving us and inviting us to join the wonderful things he’s doing. C.S. Lewis calls this “Narnia.” But if we’re “checked out” emotionally we miss out. To help you experience the in-breaking of Christ and his Kingdom of the Heavens Bill tells the story of an alcoholic pastor he helped into recovery.

Dallas Willard’s Best Word: “God is Here!”

Recently it was the third anniversary of Dallas Willard’s death so Kristi and I have been remembering him and thanking God for his influence in our lives. It’s easy to be impressed with Dallas’ great intellect and his achievements as a philosophy professor and Christian author. But of all the ways Dallas impacted me the…

Following Jesus Immediately

“Pray without ceasing,” the Apostle Paul taught us (1 Thess. 5:17). He also said, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal. 5:25). John Wesley referred to this as “continuing instant in prayer.” Probably you’re more familiar with the terminology of “practicing God’s presence.” Mark in his Gospel seeks to draw…

The Examen of Consciousness to Practice God’s Presence

An ancient tool for helping us learn to practice God’s presence and grow in a more intimate relationship with the Lord is called the Examen of Consciousness or simply “The Examen.” The Examen? If you’re not familiar with it then it probably doesn’t sound appealing! The idea of being examined is something most of us want to…