In On the Way, Gordon T. Smith asks, “What does it mean to be a Christian? What is Christian spirituality? What are the essential elements of a dynamic faith?”

Smith begins to answer his own questions: “Renewal in the Christian life is not usually found in some new technique or method but in getting back to basics.”

So, what are the basics for you? What are the spiritual activities or disciplines to which you regularly return? What do you do when you hit a spiritual dry spot? (You can leave a comment by clicking on the “Comments” button below.)