Why solitude is actually important.

Solitude is often avoided at all costs in contemporary culture, despite its biblical and historical precedent as an integral part of communion with God. The Bible records occasions when Jesus, Himself, withdrew into a solitary place. (See Mark 1:35; Luke 4:42) If Jesus thought it necessary to withdraw from the demands on his time and ministry, how much more important must it be to […]

How Meditation Cultivates A Prayer Life

Prayer was  a discipline, something to do because the Bible says to do it. I felt guilty about it, but I didn’t particularly want to pray much of the time. I wanted to want to pray, but when I prayed it was often an intellectual exercise aimed at producing a positive spiritual outcome. It was classic legalistic prayer — put something into it, just […]