My Monday Mix
This will be my third Monday Mix post. I basically do a round-up of the current events of my life, and some other random things that I've been either reading or listening to.
In this post I'll primarily focus on some music I'd suggest you check out, and some future plans I have for this year.
If we're being honest we Christians often struggle in prayer. Who hasn't?
In D.A. Carson's book entitled A Call to Spiritual Reformation, he gets to the heart of what a biblically oriented prayer life is.
There is no such thing as true prayer that is outside of the Spirit. Like some might draw the comparison between praying in English and praying in a "private prayer language".
One minute you're praying in the Spirit (tongues) and one minute you're not (English).
So what does praying in the Spirit mean?
The following is an excerpt from Dr. John Piper's book Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. Pastors may we read this and be challenged. I sure was.
"God, give us tears for our sins. Forgive us for being so shallow in prayer, so thin in our grasp of holy verities, so content amid perishing neighbors, so empty of passion and earnestness in all our conversation.
I've done some recent posts regarding a book I've recently read called The Trellis and The Vine.
It is a book filled with challenging mind shifts for people in vocational ministry, but also helpful for church members to have a vision for healthy pastors and churches.
One of these mind-shifts is all about helping people make progress as opposed
The Trellis and The Vine is a book that has had a big impact on how I view "full time, vocational ministry".
I've recently posted my thoughts on some of the mind shifts that have taken place in my own thinking.
The book often uses