My wife and I recently listened to Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport on a trip. I was so impressed because he wasn’t calling for a whitewash of digital products in our lives. He was desiring to draw people back to thinking, meditation, clearing the mind, and developing deeper friendships once again.
I am trying to find a “groove” in a discipline of writing. This time it isn’t about blogging, but about actual writing. A book. One I’ve needed to write for quite some time and have just been too lazy and timid to organize. It is still a big mess, but I am working on it.
I need the Daily Office. I need the daily confession. I need the daily reminder of the creed. In this time, it is even more vital. The Sermon on the Mountain is calling out to me again. I am writing with more purpose, deciding to write out my thoughts on the Sermon with as muchContinue reading “It’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer”
There is no guarantee of preserving anything, but I’ve found myself utilizing pen and paper more, like I’m going “retro.”
Somewhere in the last few days I noticed I passed 4800 posts since starting this blog back in the dark ages. I think I’ve been at this for 9 years. There are so many other forms of communication and writing that have come and gone since then… and I here I sit. If I wroteContinue reading “Half a million words”
I have some blocks of time to type up my notes for a work I hope to call “Living in Babylon.” A couple of observations.
Off and on for the past several years I have “picked at” the idea I have called “Living in Babylon.” It has been a deep stirring in my heart to say something or write something about this shift we are experiencing in American Christianity. For the past several months I’ve tried to consolidate my thoughtsContinue reading “The end of the matter”
As the Church in America, we are not facing a dreary time. We are facing our best opportunity ever!
For all of my love for things tactile, like real books and real pens, I’ve lost touch in this fast paced culture. I still get Christmas cards from people… and haven’t sent one out myself for years. Well, Christmas is past, but I want to start something up again in my life: I want toContinue reading “Thinking about thoughtfulness”
We really use too many words. And then we use wrong words. I often get confused between when to use “effect” and “affect.” I’m confused on that right now. An exercise I want to take up this month is to use one-word titles. Nothing long at all. Just try to sum up what I wantContinue reading “Words”