A Culture of Fear and Ill-Founded Fears (Glassner)

Fear is an emotion that overlaps with worry and anxiety. As humans, we all struggle with these things. None of us have made it this far through life without some worry, fear, or anxiety. But sometimes these things can grow in a person's life and affect him or her every day. Some people are deeply… Continue reading A Culture of Fear and Ill-Founded Fears (Glassner)

Panic, Prayers, and Praise (Lloyd-Jones)

 In Philippians 4:6 Paul says "Do not be anxious about anything.  Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God" (NET).  D. M. Lloyd-Jones noted that Paul was being specific with his order of words in this verse: prayer - petition (both with thanksgiving) - give your requests to… Continue reading Panic, Prayers, and Praise (Lloyd-Jones)

Your Jesus Is Too Small

 This is a great book.  It is readable, clear, to the point, and easy to follow.  The content is solid as well.  In this book, Kraus (a surgeon who has worked as a missionary) confesses his sin of making Jesus small and making himself big.  That is the whole point of the book - when… Continue reading Your Jesus Is Too Small

Fear, Worry, and Anxiety in the Pilgrim Life

I'm really enjoying this one by Ed Welch.  It is an easy, clear, straight forward yet penetrating discussion of what fear, worry, and anxiety do to us in our pilgrim life.  Welch has studied humans and their fear and he's studied scripture, which makes for a practical read. Part one covers the following: 1) Fear… Continue reading Fear, Worry, and Anxiety in the Pilgrim Life