Hymnals are a great resource for both personal and family devotions. The hymns are “catholic,” songs of the universal church. They connect us to our past, showing us that our faith is a historic one. Many of the hymns are lyrically rich and able to teach us great theology. And their melodies have staying power, able to get lodged into our memories for life.Continue reading
Valley of Vision, compiled by Arthur Bennett, is a collection of Puritan prayers. Its aim is not simply to supply the reader with sample prayers but to prompt and encourage the Christian as he or she follows the path of others who have gone before. Draw upon the inspiration of the elegant prayers of such Puritans as John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, David Brainerd, Augustus Toplady, and Charles Spurgeon. Learn from and enter into their prayers as you foster and grow your own prayer life.
Kirk and Dan sit down from some bonus episodes supplementing the sermon series on prayer. In these two episodes, Kirk and Dan consider additional hindrances we might face in the discipline of prayer, and how we can work to overcome these.
Find Dan’s original sermon on The Hindrances to Prayer here.
Kirk, Sam, and Matt continue their conversation on reading now by discussing, who or what should we read (selecting books)? And, how should we go about reading (practical tips)?
In this next set of episodes, I’m so pleased to have Sam Park and Matt Dohrmann join me for the podcast. Sam and Matt are both members of CrossWay Community Church where I serve. And in this episode we sit down to talk about the habit of reading good books, specifically, why is it important to be reading books?