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I am working behind the scenes to make the deeperChristian website better – and hope to release the new redesign soon. Several friends and I have gone back to the drawing board and put everything on the table to be evaluated: the purpose, content, frequency of posts, topics, the logo, design, everything.

Since we desire to lift high Jesus Christ and address topics, situations, and questions you face in your Christian walk, we want to understand you better and learn how to best serve you.

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29 Incredible Ways to Interact with Scripture

29 Ways to Interact with Scripture

Reading your Bible is NOT enough!

All growing up I have been told “read your Bible.” It is a good request but it doesn’t go far enough. Did you know that Scripture tells us how we are to interact with the Word of God? Here are 29 ways from the Bible which tells us what to do with Scripture.

I encourage you, don’t just read through the list – take some time and read through (and study) the passages that correspond with each one.

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A Cry to Know Christ More


I love how good music captures the mind and stirs the soul. I often have music playing in the background whenever I work, exercise, read a book, or drift off to sleep. Most of the time it is epic soundtrack, piano, or cello music, but I also love to crank up the tunes with rich worship.

A song that has been on repeat for some time now is Steve Green’s old song: Oh I Want To Know You More. Check out the lyrics:

Just the time I feel, that I’ve been caught in the mire of self
Just the time I feel, my mind’s been bought by worldly wealth
That’s when the breeze begins to blow, I know the Spirit’s call
And all my worldly wanderings, just melt into His love

Oh, I want to know You more, deep within my soul I want to know you
Oh, I want to know You, to feel your heart and know Your mind
Looking in Your eyes, stirs up within me
Cries that say, “I want to know You, oh, I want to know You, more

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For The Love of Books


I love books.

For people who know me, that might be an understatement, but its true: I love books.

I came across a couple quotes awhile back that say it well:

  • “There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.” – Martin Luther
  • “When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus, an old scholar
  • “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1815

Ever since I was a little kid, I would save up money to buy another book. Amazon is my addiction of choice. And if you were to ask me how many bookcases full of books I have, I’d be slightly embarrassed to declare it.

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Essentialism (Book Review)

I am a book fanatic and often read several books at the same time (see my current reading list here). The majority of my reading are classic Christian authors, but I love reading a variety of history, business and leadership, health and fitness, biography, and even the occasional fiction book.

Having gone to college for business, and now finding myself in a ministry leadership role, I appreciate a good business/leadership book. One such book that has been causing a stir in the business world recently is Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism (Amazon Link). And since I was given a free copy if I would read it and write a review, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

At the beginning of the book, McKeown asks the following questions (see how well you answer them):

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