Author Archives: Chess Cavitt

Chess serves as the pulpit minister at Gateway Church of Christ in Queen Creek, Arizona. A born and raised Texan, Chess earned a B.A., M.Div., and M.A. in New Testament from Abilene Christian University. He is passionate about God and his family, and deeply desires to help others fall in love with God so that they may imitate the life and love of Christ. Chess loves to read, learn, and have deeper conversations about God. He also enjoys Formula One racing, playing golf, working on and rebuilding cars, and translating and studying dead languages.

Fourteen Rules for Discerning Spirits (Part 3)

It is finally time to finish what I began in my previous post, summarizing Ignatius of Loyola’s fourteen rules for spiritual discernment. Rules twelve through fourteen contain what is categorically gnomic wisdom for how to navigate temptation and spiritual weakness. Rules one through eleven, however, take up the issue of spiritual movement. Assuming…

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Fourteen Rules for Discerning Spirits (Part 2)

In my previous post, I began a summary of Ignatius of Loyola’s fourteen rules for spiritual discernment, which I would like to pick up again now. Rules twelve through fourteen contain what is categorically gnomic wisdom for how to navigate temptation and spiritual weakness. Rules one through eleven, however, take up the issue…

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Love Them More

Recently, a friend of a friend told me that a pastor from Jordan would be visiting my area and would have time for a small get-together and lunch. I’m a rather eclectic fellow and did not want to pass up such a wonderful opportunity to glean from the wisdom and perspective of a…

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A Reminder from Flat Worms

I would like to say with an embarrassing amount of pride that the following idea was my own, but truthfully it was a gentle reminder from Ordinary Preacher, Extraordinary Gospel by Chris Neufeld-Erdman. More truthfully, the reminder is rooted in Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. This particular reminder is likely nothing new or unfamiliar, but…

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