I really wanted to provide summaries of the main lessons God has been teaching me through the books I’m reading. But the last thing I want to do, or even make time to do, upon finishing a book is write a long blog post collating all my underlinings and highlighting. So for the next book … Continue reading How to blog about books?
I'm currently following a set reading list of around 600 books (I think it'll have me preoccupied for a few years). I want to share more about it in another post. I've been posting some summaries here of the books I've read, and I've taken notes that are waiting to be turned into summaries on … Continue reading When the books aren’t that good
It turns out I read the David Platt books in the wrong order! But I don't think it makes too much difference, this way I saved the best till last. Have recently finished Radical (which I think is his first book). On the surface this was a very simple book to read and understand, in … Continue reading Radical – David Platt
One of the things I admire about the people I have read biographies for, is the number of them who would be able to deliver a talk or a sermon at the drop of a hat. Part of this ability is undeniably the work of the Holy Spirit and the person's reliance on Him for … Continue reading Always be ready
One of the things that I spend an inordinate amount of times thinking about (more so in the past, but still a fair amount now) is the concept of calling. I am frequently asking myself what is God calling me to. When I was a teenager I often answered that question with something along the … Continue reading Do whatever is required.
I don't think anyone has ever been amazed at my gracious words. Maybe once or twice people have called me naive for thinking the best of someone or marvelled that I would give so-and-so the benefit of the doubt. But I honestly don't think I am amazing anyone with my gracious words. Yet this is … Continue reading They were amazed at his gracious words…
When I was a new Christian in my early teens, one of the main arenas of discipleship and spiritual growth for me was the act of worship. I learnt how to play the guitar so that I could play worship songs. I had singing lessons so I could lead worship in church. In my own … Continue reading Established in Prayer
"Your cords hang loose; they cannot hold the mast firm in its place or keep the sail spread out" - Isaiah 33:23 I came across this verse in my Bible readings this morning. I was convicted. There are a lot of areas in my life in which I can identify loose cords. Cords and rigging … Continue reading Loose Cords
I watched a recent interview by Desiring God and there was something which struck me towards the end. In the interview the two men talk about the lives and teaching of the Puritans. They explain why the Puritans have something to offer the Church of today. And right at the end, the host asked the … Continue reading Prayer inspired by those who are different to us