Step 2: Take Intentional Steps

As you continue your journey into Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism, we suggest you begin to slow down your own life, taking extra time for your personal spiritual formation. The care of your soul is vitally important to Jesus, to you, your family, and those who live and work around you. Might we suggest you start with one of our devotional studies from our popular As I See It blog series.


Since January 2010, we’ve been publishing our devotional blog, As I See It on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For seven years now, folks like you have been visiting our site, and just recently we topped the 75,000 hit mark! Thank you, dear readers…we are honored, indeed. We suggest subscribing to our blog and using the material in your own devotional times. Each blog study begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two to ponder. Enjoy!

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Our Current Blog Series:

DiscipleshipLogoWe invite you to join us for a whole new blog series: A Journey Into 3-C Christian Discipleship: Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life.

Over a thirty-six week period (September 2016 through June 2017), we invite you to take a deeper look into twelve characteristics of a godly life. In other words, we’ll take a journey into the realm of 3-C Christ-centered discipleship. This blog series is set up so you can work through our twelve discipleship themes as an individual or as a group, and as we see it, this will be a tool in helping you and others in your circle of influence to walk closer to the Master, embracing His call to 3-C contemplative activism.  Join us!  Click here for more info!

Coming in June…


Beginning on Wednesday, June 7th, we’re going to re-blog with you, my dear readers, through the late Brennan Manning’s classic, Abba’s Child, offering up a few choice tidbits that just might help you benefit from the book as much as I have. We call this blog series, The Gospel of Grace: Exploring the Good News of God’s Unconditional Love & Acceptance. I hope you will plan to join us! Click here for more details!

Coming in August…


Glenn Wagner, states in his excellent book, Escape from Church Inc., that the church has, unfortunately, taken most of our cues on ‘leadership’ from the corporate world of America, replicating the successful leadership formulas that have worked well in our consumer-driven society. As I see it, my friends, something needs to change. Radical change in the way we define successful Christian leadership. And the question in the American church today should not be, ‘Do we need leadership?’ but rather, ‘What kind of leaders is God asking men and women to be? This 12-session blog series, To Lead Or Not To Lead? Redefining the Role of a Christian Worker, is my attempt to engage you in the conversation of where that change just might begin. Join us! Click here for more details!

Coming in September…


Join us for a brand-new 26-session blog series, Kalós: Guarding the Precious Treasure. Kalós is a New Testament Greek word which simply means “good.” The apostle Paul, when writing to his young apprentice, Timothy, decided to combine this common adjective, kalós, with a second Greek word, parathéké, a noun which means a deposit or trust committed to one’s charge. As a result, the apostle ends up with one, very powerful phrase…“Guard this kalós (this good work, this beautiful deposit, this precious treasure) placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us.” (2nd Timothy 1: 14). Join us as we explore kalós, this precious treasure of pastoral ministry that has been deposited into us by the work of the Holy Spirit. Click here for more details!

Here are some of our more popular blog series published on “As I See It” — Click on the links for more details!

A Journey Into 3-C Christian Discipleship: Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life: Over a thirty-six week period, we invite you to take a deeper look into twelve key characteristics of a godly life. In other words, we’ll take a journey into the realm of Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism.

The Wisdom of Wimber: A collection of 64 musings on some of John Wimber’s richest quotes under each of these ten vital themes: On Christ and His Word, On Worship, On Gifts of the Spirit, On Community, On Compassion, On Healing, On Mission, On Unity, On Evangelism, On Discipleship.

30 Great Hymns of Faith: Love the old hymns of faith? Join us as we look deeply into the powerful stories behind thirty Christian classics, with the earliest hymn dating back to 750 A.D. and the latest from 1923. From Martin Luther to Isaac Watts, from John Newton to Charles Wesley, this 34-session blog journey is sure to bless!

Our Ignatian Prayer Adventure: More and more Christ-followers are discovering the powerful work of the Spirit, as one delves into the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Over a suggested eight-month period, this 106-session blog series will assist you through the Exercises. Come on along and be blessed!

Click here for the story behind the beginnings of “As I See It”- the blog.

Now click on over to Step Three in your journey into Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activism…

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