Exploring Intimate Theology
Beliefs of the Heart invests in Intimate Theology, drawing each of us into meeting God in every area of our lives.
Read our articles with the idea of connecting with God, an intimacy with the eternal.
We Are All Addicts
What Do We Urgently Need Most?
What Can Westboro Baptist Teach Us about Grace?
Are We Teaching Selfishness?
The following articles represent key categories of my expressions of Intimate Theology: Hearing God, Grace and Morality, Nurturing the Life of God in Us, understanding Cultural Creep, and Christian Leadership.
Hearing God: Conversation Is the Point
I Wonder If Sunday School Is Destroying Our Kids
The Secret of Connecting With Another Soul
I Wonder if Our Agendas Crucify the Life of God Within Us
When Obedience Doesn’t Make Sense
The Starving Lion
Our podcast: Beliefs of the Heart — Reflections
Hearing God in Conversation
Learn More about Hearing God
Almost everyone I meet longs to hear more from God. Sometimes it’s for direction and sometimes simply to know his presence. But we have concerns (How do I know it’s really God’s voice?) or we just don’t know how to recognize his voice.
Begin the engagement!
What people have said about, Hearing God in Conversation:
Pastor and Author
I picked up your book out of curiosity and I couldn’t put it down–and I read it straight through. (It made me late for dinner.)
President World Challenge
This is a remarkable book. It’s filled with humor, insight, and sound theology. I highly recommend Hearing God in Conversation.
Pastor and Author
If you want to grow in your ability to recognize how God makes himself known to you, I can’t recommend a better guide than Sam’s Hearing God in Conversation.
Learn about: Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?
Don’t worry, I don’t think it is. But it can. God is calling us into an child-like intimacy with the Father which we need to continually soak in. We need an Abba and we need the Father.
What is the difference between Christianity and mere morality?
The world needs morality. Oppression thrives when consciences are abandoned. But we need more than morality. We need the gospel of grace.
How do we grow in grow in grace without abandoning morality; how can we be moral without becoming moralistic, and how do we grow in morality through a grace-fueled life?
Join thousand of readers who have delighted in this story-filled, thought-provoking book on grace, and who have grown closer to their Father.
What are people saying?
This is the best book I’ve read in a long time (and I read a lot of books). — LH
This is the most brilliant book I have read recently. I feel like I highlighted almost everything, because everything was wonderfully insightful and thought provoking … Thank you very, very much for this substantial book. — Jolene
Will be reading and re-reading this great book all throughout my life. – Jinwoo
This book is a must-read for every Christian, whether they are a new convert or a seasoned saint! — Michelle
To complement the articles and books above, Beliefs of the Heart offers these additional resources to help readers connect with God.
We have a growing library of podcasts called “Campfire Conversations” that my friend Gary Barkalow and I have been creating since 2010.
Here is a link to a page of talks and sermons on growing in intimacy with the Father.
Beliefs of the Heart began as a video blogging site. Check out our archive of Vlogs.