Category Archive: Reviews- books, music, apps, etc

Mar 12

What do you do when you’re drowning in stuff?

Is life getting too complicated? As I was writing my recent post on pilgrimage and citizenship there were some things I wanted to say that have spilled over into this post. When we want to focus our lives we quickly find that they have gotten very complicated.  We own a lot of things.  We do …

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Jan 26

What is the Internet doing to my brain and what can I do about it?

I recently saw a book title that caught my attention. Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world I downloaded the book and began to read. Deep Work Cal Newport. Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world. I had read an earlier, excellent book by Newport, So Good They Can’t …

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Jan 04

Links To Begin The Week

Links to previous posts on my blog Even when God calls you to a dangerous future He will be with you God does his best work when things are not perfect   Links to things I’ve read recently You should not assume that i agree with everything said in these articles but I did find …

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Nov 28

Everyone needs a three-part personal strategy to fight poverty

Robert D. Lupton has lived in Atlanta for 40 years among the poor fighting poverty. He has written two books Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About Results (2015) Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It (2012) This is a long and powerful …

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Nov 23

Links To Begin the Week

This is a new feature on my blog. It replaces the links to revise posts that have been on Mondays in the past. In this new feature I will link to previous posts on my blog, things I have read recently that might interest you, and books that I have begun reading in the last …

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Nov 21

What should we do with the rest of our lives?

Most of us do not live subsistence lives. We have the freedom and the resources to make choices. Some of us have enough time and money that we can spend a lot to entertain ourselves. All of us have 24 hours in every day. We fill that time with something. Over 3000 years ago Moses …

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Nov 16

Links To Begin the Week

This is a new feature on my blog. It replaces the links to revise posts that have been on Mondays in the past. In this new feature I will link to previous posts on my blog, things I have read recently that might interest you, and books that I have begun reading in the last …

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Nov 11

What does the amount of time you spend worrying say about your faith in God?

Something I read About four months ago I read a book review and a paragraph leaped out at me. “… worry develops when reason edges out faith as the privileged source of knowledge. ‘The birth of worry,’ …  is ‘the moment of a culture’s shift from unquestioning faith in omnipotent powers to thought or reasoning …

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Aug 14

Creative Bible Teaching: The Bible Project

The Bible Project is a very creative series of animated videos about the books of the Bible and topics covered in the biblical text. One of my colleagues, Gerry Breshears, is on the Board of Directors for the project. I have enjoyed the videos myself. Please do three things: Watch some of the videos. They are …

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Jul 31

Prayer should not be hard and it definitely should not be boring

The problem We know we should pray. We know about many great praying Christians from the past or from our own experience.  But we just sit there and wonder if we are doing anything. It is hard and, if we were totally honest, it is boring. Maybe, it doesn’t need to be this way. A …

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