9 02, 2017

Romans: An Overview

February 9th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

Romans is the thinking mans book. It is a well-reasoned, unbelievably profound treatment of the message of the Bible. If you get a handle on Romans, you’ve got a great start on the rest. R.C. Sproul writes that, “in Romans, we have the nearest thing to a systematic theology to be found anywhere in the New Testament. Undoubtedly, Romans is the Apostle Paul’s most comprehensive study of doctrine.” I realize that many books have been written on Romans by those more informed and much smarter [...]

8 02, 2017

Who was Paul?

February 8th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

The Apostle Paul penned much of the New Testament. For this reason, it's important to understand a little about the man. To that end, I compiled this brief survey of Paul. Paul was born in Tarsus in the region of Cilicia, which is near the southern coast of what is now Turkey. He most likely came from a well-to-do family, because he was born a Roman citizen (Acts 16:37, 38, 22:25-29), and his family would have had to owned land or otherwise possessed some wealth [...]

16 01, 2017

Revival of purpose

January 16th, 2017|Planning, Resources|0 Comments

Several years ago, I recommended a study called Blueprint for Life. This study strikes a chord deep within me. I know many people will agree with the first line: "There's something about planning your life and setting goals that just doesn't add up." Some of you might also agree that setting goals suggests "that we have the ability to control the future," or that "it takes audacity to predict how life will turn out." My perspective is that when I am setting goals and working towards [...]

14 01, 2017

Ways to reduce stress

January 14th, 2017|Planning, Resources|0 Comments

In these hectic, and increasingly tense and uncertain times, it's important to reduce the stress in our lives. I received this list in an email several years ago and thought it still very relevant to us all. An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.' 1. Pray 2. Go to bed on time. 3. Get up on time [...]

5 01, 2017

Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen

January 5th, 2017|Community, Resources, Spiritual Disciplines, The Christian Life|0 Comments

I ran across this book review by my dear friend, Wyman Richardson. This book affected me profoundly when I first read it years ago. I still pick it up and read through it once or twice a year. Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen Ave Maria PressReviewed by Wyman Richardson - 2/22/2001 One could make the argument that the most powerful things in life are simple and brief - a passing word of encouragement from a friend, a glance from one's spouse, a child's laugh, [...]

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