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.
At our Newy am Weekend Away this year I shared a book review with some radical advice for how to get going again on your Christian reading. It came from my own reading experiences and my recent Marie Kondo / decluttering activities. I’ve turned that advice into a blog post for Gotherefor.com (link below). Enjoy, and all the best with your reading.
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.