What is the culture like on our University Campuses? This is in an interesting question for me as a pastor in a student congregation (and also father of a teenager). A recent book that examines university culture is The Coddling of the American Mind: How good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.
No Christian I know, myself included, finds prayer easy. We struggle with distraction, lack of motivation and lack of conviction about the value of prayer. We need constant encouragement to keep praying and grow as pray-ers. Which is why I was so pleased find this book by Tim Chester: You Can Pray.
I first heard about The Next Story while listening to the author, Tim Challies, interviewed on a podcast. Tim is a prolific and well established Christian blogger (challies.com) and after hearing the interview I was inspired to read his book about “faith, friends, family and the digital world”. It was perfect timing, since I was feeling more aware of the changes technology was bringing to our lives (and my life) and I wanted to think more about. Here are some highlights from the book and a few reasons for you to read it too. Continue reading “Being Christian in a Digital World”
Last month I became aware from various people that Jordan Peterson is an interesting guy and worth reading and listening to. I was intrigued by the title of his book “12 Rules for Life” and had a read. Here’s a few thoughts… Continue reading “What to make of Jordan Peterson”
Here’s an illustrated Bible we’ve been using lately with our kids: The Action Bible. It’s basically the Bible illustrated in the style of superhero comics. If you’ve got kids of primary school age or early high school I’d recommend it. Here’s why: Continue reading “Make family Bible time easy”
Like most people I find evangelism hard. I’m nervous about what people will think of me, I’m pessimistic about how it will go and I’m not a quick thinker. I’ve realised I need all the help I can get.