Thoughts on human effort and the work of God

Month October 2012

Dogovan’s War

Check out this book my friend Will Mari recently published on Kindle!!! Dogovan's War: Dueling the von Tamms If you're an Amazon Prime member and Kindle owner, you can checkout the book for free! Otherwise, if you buy it through that link, I get a small cut for things like Halloween candy, and...
  • You're helping launch the career of an awesome budding author
  • You're helping a generous grad student feed cookies to a community of aspiring authors (the Notion Club) every Friday night
  • You're increasing the likelihood that other Amazon customers will enjoy his action-packed, WWII thriller.
  • You're getting a fun book to brighten a gloomy autumn weekend (or if you're in a place like Hawaii, to enjoy on the warm beach)
And if you're feeling generous or really enjoyed the book, don't forget to share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Pinstagram, PinnedIn, Twitbook, ... you get the idea (I think you can use the buttons at the bottom of this post to do it :-)) Thanks!

Check out this book my friend Will Mari recently published on Kindle!!! Dogovan’s War: Dueling the von Tamms If you’re an Amazon Prime member and Kindle owner, you can checkout the book for free! Otherwise, if you buy it through… Continue Reading →

Lonelyphobia

After a tiring week at work, I wanted nothing more than to relax at home alone, but a gnawing anxiety crept through my heart on the bus ride home. I’m calling it lonelyphobia. There are all sorts of causes for… Continue Reading →

The Science of Procrastination

One day I hope to write a post about merit and grace in procrastination, but until that time, enjoy this video on the science of procrastination. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1nBwfZZvjKo It seems like our flesh has built-in tendencies that hinder the virtues of faith, hope, and love because they require a long term vision whereas the flesh desires instant gratification.

One day I hope to write a post about merit and grace in procrastination, but until that time, enjoy this video on the science of procrastination. It seems like our flesh has built-in tendencies that hinder the virtues of faith,… Continue Reading →

Why Captain America leads the Avengers

Why do all the Avengers follow Captain America? He isn’t the strongest–maybe because he’s the oldest :-)? (Note: all product links in this post are affiliate links–I just learned the FTC started requiring disclosures on every post since 2009! I’ll try to keep them… Continue Reading →

Acting the Miracle Together

This year's Desiring God conference was titled Act the Miracle: God's Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification, which (as you can guess from the title of this blog) got me really excited. I found Russell Moore's message particularly funny, challenging and helpful. In Acting the Miracle Together: Corporate Dynamics in Christian Sanctification, he explains every believers' responsibility to grow each other to maturity and uses 1 Corinthians 5-6 to build a compelling case for church discipline/discipleship not merely as excommunication when someone does something really terrible, but as a regular way of life in the Body. Many of his examples hit home and have left me reconsidering the nature of my relationships and responsibilities with others in church.  

This year’s Desiring God conference was titled Act the Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification, which (as you can guess from the title of this blog) got me really excited. I found Russell Moore’s message particularly funny, challenging… Continue Reading →

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