The Narcotic Effect of Self-deception

We apply the narcotic of self deception in order to maintain a good feeling or image of ourselves, even though what we are doing is wrong… the narcotic is used to avoid the pain of facing the truth.” — Diane Langberg (pgs. 198-9)

Finished reading “Prayer” by Tim Keller

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with GodPrayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy J. Keller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Strikes good balance between the experiential side of prayer (orthopathos) and the discipline and methods (orthopraxis) of prayer.

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Change in Pastoral Venue

In the providence of God, I have moved pastoral callings from where I served in NC for outside-front-1the last eight years to Pilgrim Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg, WV.  Many things are in flux right now, including this blog.  I will hopefully begin transitioning all the content over to a new blog site that will look suspiciously like the current one.  So, all you faithful readers, keep your eyes peeled for the up-and-coming “boat14wv”.