Tag: Discipleship

Mentored by Authors

Anyone who has been around this blog for long enough will know that I love to read. But from March 2020 up until now, I have deliberately taken a few steps back from reading “Christian” books. (Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read a few!) But, relatively speaking, I cut back a significant chunk. Why? Well,…

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Motive for Ministry

Gordon Macdonald, in His book Building Below the Waterline, vulnerably shares four flawed motivations for his entering ministry. Need for Approval Validation by Achievement Longing for Intimacy Power of Idealism Motives are very rarely pure, when I first considered taking a year out of work to serve a Navigators ministry at the university. I asked…

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God the All

I am slowly working through some puritan prayers, this one impacts me on many levels. Oh God, it is amazing that men can talk so much about man’s creatures power and goodness, when, if thou didn’t not hold us back every moment, we should be devils incarnate. I know this to be true of myself,…

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Black and White – or Grey

I am young, relatively, at least in my mind. I still tend to see the majority of decisions as black and white. When I turn the heating on, it’s either “fully on” (5/5 on all the radiator dials) or “fully off”. When I order a pizza, unless my wise wife stops me, it’s a ‘large’…

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Prayer Projects

I’ve been taking a free course at Biola Learn , on Spiritual Formation and the temptations of moralism. It’s part of God’s recent dealings with me to dismantle unhealthy patterns of relating to Him, and to replace them with a more grace filled, spirit empowered, cross-entered faith. Anyway, as part of the course there are…

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