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Cardiovascular exercise: 7 benefits and 7 tips

I know…cardio. Insert eye roll. If you’re anything like me, you despise it. Even still, keep reading and maybe I can convince you it’s worth incorporating into your schedule.  According to the CDC, the leading killer of men and women every year is heart disease. In fact, 1 out of every 4 deaths is due …

10 reasons to lift weights – no matter your age or ability

A couple things first… Confession – I love lifting and hate cardio. If I could only lift, I would. But cardiovascular work is necessary, and I will post on it in the future. And, let me say, lifting weights does not mean you need to buy a gym membership or become a bodybuilder. Gym access …

Body Stewardship: Vital for the church – a concern for Southern Baptists, Part 2

In my last post – part 1 of body stewardship and the concern for Southern Baptists – I presented the biblical warrant for body stewardship, which is accepting responsibility for the body by appropriately caring for its needs. I will now show that, historically, believers recognized the importance of honoring the Lord by valuing the …

Body Stewardship: Vital for the church – a concern for Southern Baptists, Part 1

The call to stewardship is evident in Scripture. Believers are to steward the blessings God graciously gives, which entails overseeing what he has entrusted to us. Often, this means faithfully serving God, as he brings redeemed sinners into his family and charges them with responsibilities. Our very lives involve stewardship because we are accountable to …

Body and Soul

Perhaps you’ve always thought of the body as a shell for the soul. Or when considering death, maybe you’ve pictured the body decaying in the ground while the soul goes on to live in heaven. After all, Christians sing lots of songs about the soul, and if you grew up in church you likely remember …

The Bible and the body

Christians live on earth as strangers and aliens with a higher calling towards our eternal home (1 Peter 2:11). The Bible commands us to fix our eyes on things unseen and still, to offer our bodies as living sacrifices (2 Corinthians 4:18, Romans 12:2). After all, we await the coming of our Savior and the …

What is Embodiment?

Humans are embodied beings. To live humanly is to be embodied. Life is experienced in a body, with a body, and through a body. Plainly, human existence requires embodiment. “Embodiment, therefore, is the state of human existence between conception and death, and again after the resurrection of the body and for all eternity.” Dr. Gregg …