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How Well Do You Love?

Rate yourself, from one (lowest) to ten (highest), on the following statement: “I notice and value the strengths of others, not allowing envy to distort my perceptions.” This statement is based on Paul’s exhortations in 1 Corinthians 13, where the apostle teaches us...

Which Phase Are You In?

The Lord has specifically, creatively, and uniquely designed you to have an awesome impact on other people. Perhaps you’re someone who brings safe and tender care to children. Perhaps you’re someone who helps people’s computers function better. Or someone who teaches...

Will You Grow?

The core theme of Spiritual Gifts Reimagined (SGR) is that spiritual gifts must be integrated with spiritual growth. To be clearer, I teach that discovering and developing your gifts (the wonderful potentials God has given you) depend on whether or not you’re growing....

Will You Grow?

The core theme of Spiritual Gifts Reimagined (SGR) is that spiritual gifts must be integrated with...

Spiritual Gifts and Listening

Spiritual Gifts and Listening

You’re probably familiar with the idea of taking a spiritual gifts test, discovering which gifts are yours, and then finding ways to serve others using those gifts. In Spiritual Gifts Reimagined (SGR) I call this the Mechanical View of spiritual gifts. It’s all about...

Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Growth

Which would you prefer to talk about? If you were sitting down with your closest Christian friend, would you be more drawn to talk about the spiritual gifts of each of you, or your spiritual growth? What is your preference and why, and which is more important? As you...

Gifted Uniqueness

Gifted Uniqueness

Eugene Peterson, the insightful pastor and spiritual guide, wrote: “A favorite theme of C. S. Lewis was that ‘heaven will show much more variety than hell.’  All our mistakes turn out to have a sameness about them.  There is nothing quite as unoriginal as sin.  But …...

Are Spiritual Gifts Important?

Are Spiritual Gifts Important?

Christians’ lack of interest in spiritual gifts in the last couple decades raises this question.  It’s an interesting question because, if you’re a Bible-believing Christian, you probably think that the teachings of the Bible are important.  But if you look at how...

All People Are Gifted

All People Are Gifted

The Journey View of spiritual gifts moves beyond the dominant 20th century emphasis that gifts are new abilities added to Christians at salvation.  One result of that view has been that spiritual gifts are of little or no relevance for unbelievers, being instead a...

Spiritual Gift Tests – A Good Idea?

Spiritual Gift Tests – A Good Idea?

Spiritual gift tests were popular in the 80’s and 90’s.  Over time, however, interest in those tests declined as various secular tests became more popular, focusing on personality, strengths, or people types. In this blog I’m not going to get into an explanation of...


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