I read The Art of Prophesying by William Perkins. A 17th century Puritan’s instruction on preaching, the qualities of a minister, and the call to ministry. Just as relevant today as it was then.
I read Who is the Holy Spirit? by R.C. Sproul. It’s an excellent short book examining the basic biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
We watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a very good friend, along with a dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory. A great evening!
I read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. The book is a study of success – why do some succed and others don’t? The answer is counter-intuitive: it’s not always not the person who works the hardest and longest. I enjoy Gladwell’s books – they’re fascinating studies of human behavior.
I baptized two young men – Steven and Jacob – at Cross Creek Bible Church. It was an honor to be involved and share this moment with them, their family, and the congregation!
I prayed (and gave the benediction) at my second cousin’s Eagle Court of Honor. Only two percent of all Boy Scouts ever attain the rank of Eagle. Congratulations, Kevin!
One of our nieces began her stay with us as she interns at an architecture firm in downtown Portland. We’ve enjoyed it, and her, a lot.