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Category Archives: Spirituality

Prayer takes us beyond ourselves

The first duty of Christian living is prayer. The greatest privilege of Christian living is prayer. The most sublime practice of Christian living is prayer. The great hope for Christian … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spiritual living connects to ethical living

(This article originally appeared on the Texas Baptist web site.) Ethical living and spiritual living are linked; they both connect the believer to the world beyond himself or herself. The … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Holt: Thirsty for God

There is a great deal of talk about spirituality in today’s North American culture. Much of it is associated with what typically are called Eastern or New Age forms of … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wisdom speaks

Walking under a canopy of oak and elm trees along a blacktop road, I found myself praying–literally verbal prayers spoken to the sky that peaked through the leaves. But the … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thomas R. Kelly: God can be found

Those of us who like to read are pulled along through many dull sentences and paragraphs in hopes of encounters with truly marvelous ones. The payoff is such that we keep … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rohr: Our deepest self

Last night, I started reading Richard Rohr’s new book, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, because I felt I needed a devotional boost. Got it. “I … Continue reading

June 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Praying Houston

Walking with a band of believers through the streets of downtown Houston, I feasted on a wonderful sound. It was kind of a reverse take on the Pentecost experience of … Continue reading

November 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Lord, teach us

Monday afternoon we held the monthly meeting of the BGCT Communications Team, and we started by lifting some prayer concerns to God. Then we let God speak to us. Mark … Continue reading

December 3, 2007 · 1 Comment