We are all influenced by a mixture of spiritual mentors throughout our lives. While I have never met Tim Keller face to face, he has spoken deeply into my life through literally hundreds of sermons and his books. If you listen to my Heart Lessons, you’ll see many of his messages regarding: identity, idolatry (he’s opposed!), the cross, apologetics, and God’s love.
Gary Barkalow is a man I HAVE met and whom I deeply admire. His Calling from God (which is to help others find their calling from God) has given me hope and clarity, and increased my sense of Christ’s love for me. Do whatever you can to attend one of his Calling Retreats or read his book, Its Your Call. In addition, he has a blog site filled with meaningful words and videos. Visit Gary’s blog, you’ll be glad you did.
You will also see influences from Mike Bickle and his Friends of the Bride. Mike has spoken deeply to me of Christ’s bridegroom pursuit of our hearts.
To learn more, check out these Heart Lesson series: