Tag Archive | Sabbatical

Is Busyness Next to Godliness?

Most people would answer that question with some comment about how obviously wrong this title is. Still, we often live our lives as if it were true. Over at Relevant Magazine, Mason Slater offers some thoughts about the cult of busyness. After pointing out the cultural pressure, even within the Church, he offers: Here’s the […]

Back from “Summer Break”

Well, it wasn’t intentional, but apparently my blog went on vacation this summer. (Well, since February, but lets pretend it was a summer vacation.) I’ve actually had a pretty busy summer, but I’ve been in my office pretty often this summer and gotten a lot accomplished as well. Just not my blog. Sorry about that. […]

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 9

This is part nine in a series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here is a link to Part 8, or you can start at the beginning with Part 1. Chapter Six is titled We’re Not in Egypt Anymore: Stopping to Remove the Tastmasters. The […]

“Firing” Myself

A couple of weeks back I put a post about my consulting work with a lawyer in the area. Consider this a follow-up to that post, as well as an explanation of my relative quiet for a while (except for my post about the Chilean miners, I was gone for almost two weeks between my post on […]

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 7

This is part seven in a series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here is a link to Part 6, or you can start at the beginning with Part 1. The title of the fourth chapter is In God’s Time: Stopping to See God’s Bigness. Buchanan […]

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 5

This is part five in a series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here are links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Chapter two focuses on the renewing of our minds. (See Romans 12.2) Buchanan makes the point that nothing really […]

Sabbatical Status Update – 24 Sept 2010

I had a meeting this morning that signals the shift of focus on my sabbatical. Up to this point, I have been concentrating on the background information, reading, and preparation phase. I’ve read several journal articles about the type of analysis that we are trying to do. I’ve read the main report on the overall […]