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Updated Reading List

I began a youth ministry training cohort with a group of youth workers in September 2014. We meet every other month for support and encouragement as we discuss strengths and weaknesses in both personal life and youth ministry. Just one of the many benefits that has come out of this group: great accountability for reading. Below […]

Amadeus

The Ragamuffin Gospel – Chapter 6

Ch 6 – Grazie, Signore It’s been tough for me to summarize these chapters because I find myself wanting to underline the entire thing. Each chapter has a ton of illustrations and sub-points, and without reading them the main point doesn’t really make much sense. So it’s a deep book and difficult to summarize briefly. […]

monotony definition

The Ragamuffin Gospel – Chapter 2

Ch 2 – Magnificent Monotony I started reading this book with some guys from church last week, and today Chapter 2 raised some discussion over how the author intended to use this word monotony to describe God’s relationship with us. Sure, the title says it’s magnificent, but still. It was another great chapter where in […]

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

The Ragamuffin Gospel – Chapter 1

Ch 1- Something Is Radically Wrong The idea that we have to do something to earn our salvation. “Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice.” He says that “our culture has made the word grace impossible to understand.” p16 “Though the Scriptures insist on God’s initiative in […]

Finished Reading: A Million Miles In A Thousand Years

Today I finished reading Don Miller’s book A Million Miles In A Thousand Years. There’s so much more I could post about it but you really just need to go read it. If you ever feel beat down by life, or find yourself too tired to do anything that you’d rather just sit in front of […]

Ch 15: Listen to Your Writer

“A while back I was working on a novel about a performance artist-turned-ecoterrorist. I never published it because, well, it was about a performance artist-turned-ecoterrorist… I’d create my stories while I walked, thinking about what I wanted my characters to do, what I wanted them to say, and how I wanted them to throw headlong […]