Tim Keller writes thoughtfully on Sabbath and rest. In a society full of bustle, I appreciate his challenge to take rest seriously. His most practical points follow below, but consider reading his entire article on Sabbath. Take Some Time for Sheer Inactivity.Take Some Time for Avocational Activity.Consider Whether You Are an Introvert or an Extrovert.Don’t Necessarily Count Family Time as Sabbath Time.Honor Both Micro- and Macro-Rhythms in Your Seasons of Rest. Keller concludes the … [Read more...] about Timothy Keller on Sabbath Rest
Archives for July 2012
Be as bold as a lion! Move your mountain by faith. … [Read more...] about 5 Things That Don’t Matter
Sitting on the front porch with my son, catching lightning bugs, he asks me where Jesus is.I say Jesus is in heaven with God...the Father. Pause. "Dad, is God the Father scary?" What a question! What do I say?Do I tell my three-year-old yes? Do I try the old, "Well, yes and no"? Do I explain C. S. Lewis' God-is-good-but-not-safe Aslan illustration? Do I talk about wrath and justice acting in harmony with love and mercy? What do I say? Do I explain propitiation? I only have a moment of … [Read more...] about Is God Scary?
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." … [Read more...] about Benjamin Franklin on Blogging
Fires burning. Plumes of ash rising up through the air. The sound of hammers on stone, axes on wood. Every civic rhythm changed. A whole nation shaken to its bones, literally. All this by the hand of Josiah, King of Judah. Josiah took the throne of his father Amon at the age of eight. He inherited from Amon and his grandfather, Manasseh, a land full of idolatry and desecration. But from these humble, decadent beginnings, Josiah would rise to be one of the greatest Kings in Israel. He would … [Read more...] about The King of Reformers