Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Making a start

At the beginning of 2013 I read Alan Hirsch's book 'The Forgotten Ways' and began working through the accompanying handbook with my wife, Donna, and several friends.

Alan has developed a model for vibrant, missional church life and at the heart of the model is the idea that Christ should be central in all that we do. Few people would argue with that!

Alan Hirsch suggests we develop good habits to help us remain focussed on what is important [Tweet it!], and one that he suggests to help us keep Jesus at the heart of our lives is to cycle through the gospels as part of our Bible reading. Not only that, he recommends reading all of the Bible 'through the lens of the gospels'. And I agree with that.

I have decided to adopt several practices to help me form this habit, and one of them is to read and discuss a gospel passage every day, or as close to every day as I can manage.

And that is where this blog comes in; I'm posting notes on short passages from the gospels. Hopefully Donna and the friends I mentioned will read the passages and leave thoughts and comments. The blog is open for public access so that anyone else who is inclined can do the same.

I've made a start in Matthew; it will be an interesting journey. Please join us.

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