Get off the hamster wheel

Are you as distracted as me?

Constant notifications.

Someone you follow on Twitter has posted something.

Someone in a Facebook Group you manage asked a question.

Someone on Instagram has liked your photo, responded to your story, or posted a life update.

Someone on SnapChat has asked you a question.

Someone LinkedIn has messaged you about that open job position.

The crafting of a Precept study

We’re asked all of the time, “How do you all write your studies?” Some joke around and say that they thought Kay Arthur, one of our founders, goes up on a mountain and then comes back down with a written Precept Upon Precept study. In a day and age, when there is so much content available through social media and blogging, you might be surprised at our process!

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Elijah - How God Prepares a Prophet for Battle

On the afternoon of Day 1 of the Precept Holy Land Tour, we transitioned from Caesarea by the Sea to Mt. Carmel. Though it is only a forty-minute bus ride, the difference in terrain from the Mediterranean Sea to the Carmel range is significant. On top of one of the highest points on the western edge of Carmel is Stella Maris, a Catholic monastery which serves as a reminder of the epic battle that took place here.

Highlight the Humble | Papa Dave

I’m asked all of the time, “What’s the deal with the colored pencils?” People in community group may borrow one of our Bibles, or some folks are just starting to dip their toes into the ocean of inductive Bible study. Through this process, you learn how to mark key repeated phrases which serve to unlock the meaning of the text. I’d like to highlight a person and not a word…

Facebook Memorials

We have a love hate relationship with Facebook.

Now that we’ve barely survived another election cycle, we may be more on the abhorrence side of the spectrum.

Early this morning, however, something happened that made me appreciate once again the power of Facebook. It gave me pause, intentional time to stop and praise God. Yes, Facebook reminded me of God’s faithfulness…

The good kind of bigger

There is a bad kind of bigger - you know, where the waste line gets bigger or the expenses get bigger.

Then, there is the good kind of bigger.

This quote gets me every time. I know, I know - it’s the trifecta of Christian quotes, Tolkien, Lewis, or Keller. A book I’m currently reading with our Precept Team quoted Lewis. The author, Ken Boa, uses it to set up a chapter entitled Dependence on God.