Tuesday is for Thinking I could elaborate on each of these and maybe I will some day but for now, this is suggestive of why all of us should read broadly if we want to make a difference for Christ and His Kingdom. I read because I am not smart and other people are. I … More Eight Reasons I Read as Much as I Do
Monday is for Discussion [I started this post back in early July and I’m just getting back to it now.] Turns out 60K on a 40 pound bike is about the limit for my 60 year old bones. I am completely wiped. But I also got to pray through the streets of Sheldon, IL. Today … More Lessons from the Saddle of My Bike
This post is almost 5 years old. And yet, I find that the issue is perennial in my own life and the life of so many believers. We all need a reminder from time to time. For more see: You Aren’t Growing as a Christian Because You Don’t Need Him.
Saturday Musings John Piper describes Charles Simeon’s growth in grace this way: “he ‘grew downward’ in humility and upward in his adoration of Christ.” It was this dual and simultaneous growth that Piper attributes to Simeon’s never yielding to bitterness or to the temptation to never leave his congregation for 54 years. This, despite the … More Growing Downward While Looking Up
Monday Discussion Peter K Nelson is a friend and now the pastor of a wonderful church in Goshen, Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia (my favorite and hometown city!). In 2010 he published a book on Spiritual Formation that I have found helpful and which breathes a great spirit of pastoral care. I asked Peter if he would … More Spiritual Formation: When Am I Going to be Holy?
Friday is for Heart Songs Maybe this is the book that all of American needs to read this year.