Spiritual Disciplines with Don Whitney – Episode 21

Don Whitney and the Spiritual Disciplines

Duration 1:02:08

I had the honor of speaking in this episode with Dr. Don Whitney, author of the recently revised Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – an accessible yet deeply edifying book on bible study, prayer, fasting, fellowship, worship, and much more.

Dr. Whitney is a man that doesn’t need much of an introduction. He is a leading expert on the biblical basis and practice of the spiritual disciplines – and his Spiritual Disciplines book is a classic that is heartily recommended by every Christian leader and teacher I’ve heard.

Take a listen to this episode to hear Dr. Whitney’s wisdom on incorporating the spiritual disciplines into our busy lives in an authentic and powerful way – and how to avoid many of the errors of thought or action that many experience with the disciplines.

In This Episode…

In this episode, Dr. Whitney discusses:

– How discipline is not opposed to the gospel but is an outflow from the gospel
– Biblical examples of busy believers and their devotional methods
– Apps Whitney uses for his personal spiritual disciplines
– One reason you’d want to actually read less in your bible
– How to perform the disciplines well with the time we have
– What one change Whitney would want to make in the spiritual lives of modern Christians
– How much time is enough in your daily devotionals
– What makes discipline a drudgery and what makes it a delight
– Why Whitney doesn’t watch sports on Sunday
– Molding the disciplines to our individual personalities
– The most common problem Whitney sees in how many practice the disciplines
– How to work as a spiritual discipline

Mentioned in This Episode:

For more information on Donald Whitney and his insight, check out www.BiblicalSpirituality.org.

Donald Whitney’s blog is found at www.BiblicalSpirituality.org/blog/

To order Whitney’s books, you can visit amazon or his bookstore.

Mentioned in this podcast episode were:
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and the accompanying study guide

Simplify Your Spiritual Life: Spiritual Disciplines for the Overwhelmed

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