A Spirituality of Less

They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders (Matt. 23:4 ESV) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matt. 11:30 ESV) There is a way of being with God that is burdensome. It always requires more. There is a way of being with God that is […]

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Book Review of Shauna Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect”

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Book Reviews

  “Tell me about your church,” I asked a church leader by phone recently. Her congregation is known for its youth and vitality. “Honestly,” she said, “we’re tired.” She described a group of dedicated servants who had poured themselves out in ministry to the point of exhaustion. The comment made me think of Shauna Niequist’s […]

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An Ancient Way to Begin a New Year

  In my book Ten Minute Transformation I introduce the ancient practice of the examen given to us by Ignatius of Loyola. While this ancient spiritual discipline was intended as a daily habit, it can be powerful tool for reflecting on an entire year. Take some time in the next few days to walk through these four steps […]

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Making Room Series for Blog

Making Room: Delight (Matt. 2:1-12) Chris Altrock – December 25, 2016

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Making Room

Is life with a baby or young child something that is wonderful and full of joy? Or is it something that is challenging and full of frustration? It probably depends on who you talk to or what day you talk to them. Different people have different perspectives on what life is like with little people. […]

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