Don Whitney

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FIRST-PERSON: How I started praying the Bible

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Seminary professor Don Whitney recounts the moment when he realized that "the entire Bible is a prayer book," leading him to "a much greater sense of conversing with God."

FIRST-PERSON: Do I have to keep a journal?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Occasionally I am asked, "Does a Christian have to keep a journal in order grow more like Jesus Christ?"

FIRST-PERSON: Do I have to keep a journal?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Occasionally I am asked, "Does a Christian have to keep a journal in order grow more like Jesus Christ?"

FIRST-PERSON: The Secret

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--I had never watched an entire episode of Oprah until her program on “The Secret.” In the promo for the show, Oprah announced that the program would present “the secret” to making more money, losing weight, finding the love of your life and achieving job success.

FIRST-PERSON: 10 questions to ask about ‘The Da Vinci Code’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--“Almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false.”

FIRST-PERSON: Leave a spiritual inheritance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--"A good man," Proverbs 13:22 says, "leaves an inheritance to his children's children." Leaving a material and financial inheritance in a wise manner is good stewardship and can be a great blessing to your heirs. But have you considered ways to leave an inheritance to your family that will have a more direct spiritual impact on them?

FIRST-PERSON: Learn to be content

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Contentment is a great simplifier. It helps focus body and soul on the proper priorities. It calms the restless desire for more. It satisfies the heart with the present provision of God. It deflates pride, drains the drive of selfish ambition and relaxes the grip of anxiety. Contentment decreases our dependence upon things and circumstances, and it increases a restful dependence upon Christ.

FIRST-PERSON: The spirituality of work

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Bill often wonders whether he is a second-class Christian because of the less-than-Christian atmosphere where he works. His occupation is good and necessary for society, but it’s also one in which liars, cheats and thieves seem to flourish. Vulgar and blasphemous language typically fills the air of Bill’s workplace.

FIRST-PERSON: Discipline yourself

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Tomorrow morning, I don’t have to decide if I’m going to read God’s Word and spend time in prayer with Him.

FIRST-PERSON: Family worship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--A man who is like a spiritual father to me began what he called a "family altar" with his wife before they were married and has faithfully continued the practice through the arrival of children and grandchildren for more than 50 years.