In the same way that Daniel remained faithful in the midst of pressing secular cultural influences, the church today needs to be self-aware and intentional about practicing real discipleship.
Even though most of us do not work in vocational ministry, we bear the responsibility to advance the cause of Christ in our given field.
When I travel, I am certain to face significant moments of discomfort, because the place I’m traveling to is not my home; everything is unfamiliar.
Unfortunately, when we are drawn into a discussion that looks at environmentalism on such a large scale, we miss the opportunities to be stewards of creation that are right in front of us on a daily basis.
Whether the mountain I'm climbing is literal or metaphorical, I embrace the time and energy and inconvenience, because through the process I'm refreshed and renewed, and find life and joy in God.