If you are a faithful reader of The Devotional Guy™ blog, then you know that I have been writing my own personal psalms and sharing some of them here on my blog. The devotional practice of writing psalms is easily traced back to ancient times and is often readily tied to the development of religiousContinue reading “Tackling the Theological Challenges of Writing Your Own Psalms”
Facing the Challenges of Ending Homelessness
What if every church in your hometown area, regardless of denomination or faith tradition, adopted 10 homeless people? After all, the ONE thing all belief systems share is that we should love our neighbor and care for people with dignity. Imagine if the CHURCH actually provided the COMMUNITY so many people desperately need—especially coming outContinue reading “Facing the Challenges of Ending Homelessness”
Leadership: What Does it Look Like to Lead from a Christian Perspective?
The word vicissitudes usually refers to something that seemingly happens at random. It can also apply specifically to the difficulties or hardships, typically outside of one’s control. Life, work, relationships and the like can be wrought with change and thereby filled with challenges. Confession: Sometimes I am reluctant to lead. Why? Quite frankly, leading peopleContinue reading “Leadership: What Does it Look Like to Lead from a Christian Perspective?”
Who Do You Say I Am?
Who is the blogger The Devotional Guy™? This is a question I recently asked the AI (Artificial Intelligence) program ChatGPT. To my great surprise, ChatGPT knew who The Devotional Guy™ is [GO FIGURE!]. Q: Who is the blogger The Devotional Guy™? The The Devotional Guy™ is the online pseudonym of Rainer Bantau, a Christian bloggerContinue reading “Who Do You Say I Am?”
Let Kindness Be Our Superpower
In a recent conversation, a friend reminded me of the power a kind word can have on the life of another human being. We live in a world that can be unbearably cruel and incredibly unkind. As believers, Jesus beseeches us to love one another. Truly, the greatest way I know for us to demonstrateContinue reading “Let Kindness Be Our Superpower”
A Modern Psalm for Strength Amid Sickness
Like you, no doubt, I know many people who are struggling with serious sickness. They hurt and they need hope. I’ve composed this contemporary psalm to address their fears as they battle against the realities that accompany their grave illness. I pray that if you’re reading this post and are ill that you might findContinue reading “A Modern Psalm for Strength Amid Sickness”
A Contemporary Psalm of Forgiveness
Last Sunday, I published a post about forgiveness. Forgiveness is a subject that has been on my heart and on my mind lately. Our present time seems overwrought by division and derision. Forgiveness, let alone compassion and understanding, appears to be a foreign concept. Sadly, this looks to be true among the body of believersContinue reading “A Contemporary Psalm of Forgiveness”