4 reasons you need to take your spiritual cancer seriously

Pride, like cancer, feeds on anything it can get to destroy everything it touches

If you had cancer, you’d want to know, right? Nobody wants to be ignorant when a little bit more of them dies each day. Nobody who finds out they have cancer will do nothing. Instead, we will get help, research all the possible treatments, and make whatever changes are necessary to eradicate it from our body. But we won’t do any of this if we don’t know what this spiritual cancer is or how subtle and destructive it is.

Why and how to adopt a mindset to defeat spiritual cancer

Q&A: What should I do when someone in sin wants to go to church

Have you ever known someone who is flagrant sin and who continues to go to church? In the case of someone who is an unbeliever, this is easy. We want them to come and hear the gospel. But what about when that person professes to be a believer? If a professing believer is in sin and wants to go to church, what can I do? Should they be allowed to go to church? How should we deal with this?

How can I get rid of my anger?

4 Ways God develops humility in His people

Left to our own devices we tend to grow in pride and arrogance rather than in humility

I recently received an email pointing out an area of weakness in my understanding. I felt the familiar pang of humiliation (we all know it). It made me question whether it is right for me to pursue a particular course of action. Ultimately, humiliation is another way that the Lord humbles us. There are four primary ways God develops humility in His people. Some of His ways may appear harder to bear than others, but developing humility is a painful exercise for everyone. (more…)

Mindfulness Meditation: 3 Reasons Christians need to abstain

Mindfulness meditation is not the only or the best way to obtain its benefits

Today I received an email from a popular Christian writer who challenged his large audience to take up mindfulness meditation.1 He cited four benefits of meditation from Psychology Today in support of establishing it as a daily practice. In the email he sent out to subscribers, this author explained that “its roots go back to Biblical times and ancient cultures.” But does mindfulness meditation trace its roots to the Bible? Should Christians meditate?2

Mindfulness meditation