Getting into Narnia

“No,” he said, “I don’t think it will be any good trying to go back through the wardrobe door to get the coats. You won’t get into Narnia again by that route… Eh? What’s that? Yes, of course you’ll get back to Narnia again some day. Once a King in Narnia, always a King inContinue reading “Getting into Narnia”

Equip Notes on Meditation

Last month I taught at a discipleship event on the topic of meditation. Below is a link to a PDF of my slides from the event. I admitted freely in the talk that I’m indebted to Tim Keller for his thoughts and research on the subject. Consider going to his ministry resource site,, andContinue reading “Equip Notes on Meditation”

Sensing the Scriptures

I’ve had an ongoing conversation with a handful of church members about meditation on the Scriptures. We’ve been talking about how we practice meditation, what it is, and how we can increase in the blessing it brings to us. We all agree, as do many Christians throughout history, that meditation moves from merely reasoning theContinue reading “Sensing the Scriptures”

How to Meditate: Luther’s Garland Prayer

  5 centuries ago Martin Luther’s barber asked him how to pray. Luther responded with a 40 page letter¬†entitled A Simple Way to Pray¬†that has been read and practiced by Christians ever since. Last night I shared one of Luther’s methods for meditating on God’s word with our church. It’s called garland prayer. As aContinue reading “How to Meditate: Luther’s Garland Prayer”

What are Spiritual Disciplines?

Growing up as a left handed person can be a real challenge. At times it feels as if everything in the world is made for right handed people. Have you righties noticed that your desks in school had an extended support for your forearm when you write? Lefties don’t have that. Have you ever realizedContinue reading “What are Spiritual Disciplines?”