A friend told me about a Scripture that should be considered by all. Click here for a Scripture for the era our world is in.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
If you are a regular, you will have realized that when kingdomtravelin goes quiet, it means I have gotten too busy… too busy means that I am unable (or too tired) to do meaningful reading which then feeds my thinking which (whether meaningful or not) appears here… this is one of those times. Busy-ness is a part of life and I’m not complaining at all… and it’s not necessarily all bad – as long as times with Him within that busy-ness are meaningful, the other stuff (including, and perhaps especially, this blog) can wait… it’s when time with Him becomes less meaningful (or even a burden) that one MUST evaluate where one is and make some changes… right now I am dwelling in Psalm 46. Why not dwell there yourself? Click HERE to enter into His refuge.
The every-three-year Urbana event is happening this year from December 27 to 31. Here is how to learn more… click HERE
The department I work in, having just finished reading The Great Omission (see earlier post), is now embarking on the reading of The Year of Living Biblically. With my feet up on my desk (its been a rough week – my spiritual director says I need a two day solitude retreat – but then he’s been saying that for months), ANYWAY… I read the introduction (admittedly when I got the book earlier today and saw a fellow department member, I was scoffing at the volume) and was struck by two things: first, it is very readable and second… the author is seeking counsel to guide him through this journey… seeking counsel to guide him… too little guidance out there… maybe I better listen to my spiritual director if I’m advocating our seeking counsel, huh? More on the book as it strikes me worthy of the blog.
I received an email today from a friend who saw a provocative article in a well known newspaper. I followed their link back to the source (I was taught to follow ideas to their source) and found a very interesting blog. In this provocative article is a prediction of the future of Christianity in America and the West (one wonders what writers mean when they say “the West”). These predictions are not going to set well with many Christian readers. But I think if you are a thinking follower of Jesus, you should consider his reasoning. Consider HERE He had 173 responses to this post!!!
is a book a few of us are reading and going to talk about: it is purportedly about discipleship but it is not what evangelicals talk about then they mean discipleship… it is about Spiritual Fomation. For Willard well points out that it is not until we care for the soul that we can be disciples. As some have said “it is tough to pour from an empty jar” (a cracked one at that). So there are two things that I really heard Willard say: First that we need to practice solitude until we become good at it. Second, that we need to memorize Scripture. … WHAT? Memorize Scripture? Are you kidding? NO, he is not. How can the word pour forth it we do not hide it in our hearts? When was the last time you memorized a verse?