Richard Foster wrote the book, Celebration of Discipline - The Path to Spiritual Growth, and Chapter 5 is The Discipline of Study. Wow. This is a great book.
So I snatched the best of the best in that chapter, and then lay out for you a 3-step process to attack that discipline of study. The 3rd step in the process is the $$$ step! Without it, you'll probably flame out. With it, you almost can't lose.
Enjoy, my friend!
Jeff takes a metaphor from Adam Grant's book, Think Again - and challenges pastors to choose the Rethinking Cycle, instead of the Overconfidence Cycle.
Pastors are the spiritual thought leaders in the community, or should be, and must be open to the dynamic of life-long learning. It requires humility and, surprisingly, doubt! But you can do it, and Jeff unpacks how.
Pick up Grant's book, Think Again - The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know. You'll be glad you did.
How do you know you're right... about anything? Do you ever assume you're wrong? How do you learn, and gain more knowledge? Knowledge that actually is put to use and benefits you?
Do you know what Epistemology is? So, we talk about that a bit both today and tomorrow on Episode 150.
This episode will challenge your status quo... I promise! Enjoy!
Warmest Regards (and you're welcome!)
We hear it all the time, but we're steeped in it in our culture - instant gratification, quick satisfaction, right-now results. We do not want to wait.
In our quest for spiritual transformation, we can fall for the quick fix, the... silver bullet!
There is none. I talk about the reality of spiritual transformation today as we look at Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline. What does it take for transformation to happen in the life of the pastor?
Richard Foster's book, Celebration of Discipline is a classic for the ages. Written 44 years ago with over 2 million copies sold... it is timeless!
Jeff reflects on Foster's words encouraging solitude and silence. We are a people bedeviled by noise and commotion. We are overwhelmed with messaging and advertising. We are inundated with information and opportunities.
Sometimes in order to either survive or thrive, we just have to shut it all down.
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Suzanne Vogel was in the middle of a capital campaign at her multisite church when Covid hit. Suddenly construction costs went through the roof. Over a million dollars given and millions more pledged. What does a pastor do in a situation like that?
Two and a half years later Pastor Suzanne is here to tell you the... rest of the story! Great leadership wisdom and insight is ahead for you on this episode. Enjoy!
Today I continue to develop the idea of a discipleship that is sustainable and continuous - and that works in the real world.
I really do believe that we make the idea and practice of discipleship much harder than it needs to be. Therefore, I try to envision a discipleship that is real, untangled, and organic.
I hope that this episode churns out of you some helpful thoughts and developments for your context!