CrossTalk

J.D. Tyler
A weekly newsletter encouraging everyday Christians to find life and rest in Jesus.
Created 20 Jun 2021
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  • How to Pray Like Jesus
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Jesus constantly surprised those around him. Pharisees were surprised by the type of people he hung out with, his disciples were shocked by the kind of people he healed, and everyone was caught off gu...
  • God's More Stubborn Than You
    02 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    If you had a message to give someone, how many times would you try to deliver it? Once? Twice? Five times? Six? For Jeremiah, the answer was startling. 23 years, persistently. The Persistent Prophet I...
  • Pick Your Prison
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The bible is clear—we're all prisoners. In biblical terms, humanity is caught in an enslaving web of Sin and Death. We're chained to destructive thoughts, feeling, patterns, and actions. We're infecte...
  • God Won't Fit in a U-Haul
    19 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    As someone who is in seminary, I can easily fall into the trap of thinking I have God figured out. I’ve read the Bible, Biblical commentaries, systematic theologies, and studied the languages. I’ve be...
  • Do You Know Who You (really) Are?
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Have you ever noticed that when people are introduced, they’re usually identified by what they do? Go pick up a book off of your shelf and read the author's bio. What they do is primary, everything el...
  • The Bible's Forgotten Command
    05 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    If you were to make a list of all the things the Bible tells Christians to do in the New Testament it would be a long one. Seek Justice. Live in unity. Pursue holiness. Love one another. Stop trying t...
  • 2 Questions I Ask Before Posting on Social Media
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Here’s a fact, social media isn't going anywhere. Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and Facebook are only increasing in consumers—not to mention influence. And everyone is involved. From grandchildren to g...
  • Let's Redirect Our Boldness
    21 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    We live in an age where there is no shortage of boldness. Just look on Facebook. Our friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, and family members all posses a startling capacity for speaking their m...
  • Turn Your Pages Slowly
    14 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    For so long I approached the Bible in a rush to nothing more than finish. I'd clock in and clock out, never gaining anything except the successful reading of my bible plan for the day. Then one day, I...
  • Stop Reading the Bible
    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Imagine you’re walking into a Sunday service at any church in your town. After the welcome and announcements, you’re invited up to the stage where you offer a question. “Who here has ever read the Bib...
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