Rethinking Quiet Time

Episode 105 centers on a discussion of re-thinking the devotional practice of Quiet Time. While supporting the essence of what Quiet Time seeks to do (spend time with God in Bible intake, prayer and reflection/meditation), it challenges a legalistic and rigid approach to conducting a Quiet Time. This post developed from my thinking about an article by John Grayston, formerly of Scripture Union in the United Kingdom and his thoughts about biblical illiteracy and the future of quiet time.

Link to John Grayston’s article is here

Link to article The Problem with Quiet Times which explores other similar practices 

School of the Solitary Place articles on Freedom From Quiet Time Guilt  Part 1  Part 2

Player and Download Links are below

Year of Biblical Literacy – Week 11

The following are the Year of Biblical Literacy Readings for Week 11 (September 9-15 2018)

The Read Scripture Reading Plan

Week Day Book Chapters Psalm Video
11 Sun Judges 4-5 71
11 Mon Judges 6-8 72
11 Tue Judges 9-12 73
11 Wed Judges 13-15 74
11 Thu Judges 16-18 75
11 Fri Judges 19-21 76
The Rise & Fall of Israel’s Kingdom
11 Sat Ruth 1-4 77 Ruth:RS

STRUCTURE
This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The
scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts” and organized in
semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a
day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain
genealogies, census information, etc.

PSALMS OF PRAYER
One Psalm is listed each day for you to slowly pray through,
making its words your own. By the end you’ll have prayed
through the book of Psalms 2.5 times.

VIDEOS
Each day you come to a new biblical book there will be a a
short animated video on The Bible Project website about that
book’s design and message and what to look for as you read.
You can also sign up to have those videos emailed to your
inbox. In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you
will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear
throughout Scipture.

RS- READ SCRIPTURE SERIES
THM: BIBLICAL THEMES SERIES
TOR: TORAH SERIES
WIS: WISDOM SERIES
GOS: GOSPEL SERIES

Year of Biblical Literacy – Week 10

The following are the Year of Biblical Literacy Readings for Week 10 (September 2-8 2018)

The Read Scripture Reading Plan

Week Day Book Chapters Psalm Video
10 Sun Deuteronomy 32-34 64
The Promised Land
10 Mon Joshua 1-4 65 Joshua:RS
10 Tue Joshua 5-8 66
10 Wed Joshua 9-12 67
10 Thu Joshua 13-21 68
10 Fri Joshua 22-24 69
10 Sat Judges 1-3 70 Judges:RS

STRUCTURE
This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The
scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts” and organized in
semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a
day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain
genealogies, census information, etc.

PSALMS OF PRAYER
One Psalm is listed each day for you to slowly pray through,
making its words your own. By the end you’ll have prayed
through the book of Psalms 2.5 times.

VIDEOS
Each day you come to a new biblical book there will be a a
short animated video on The Bible Project website about that
book’s design and message and what to look for as you read.
You can also sign up to have those videos emailed to your
inbox. In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you
will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear
throughout Scipture.

RS- READ SCRIPTURE SERIES
THM: BIBLICAL THEMES SERIES
TOR: TORAH SERIES
WIS: WISDOM SERIES
GOS: GOSPEL SERIES

A Reflection on the Value of Reading Christian Books

Thomas Goodwin

Episode 104 features a discussion on the value of reading Christian books, especially for those who are participating in the Year of Biblical Literacy. The discussion makes reference to a number of writings; Links are below

The Heart of Christ by Thomas Goodwin

 

 

Donald Whitney

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

 

 

 

 

Jen Wilkin

How Much Should I Study Doctrine? by Jen Wilkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

 

 

 

 

Memoir of Thomas Watson by C. H. Spurgeon

 

Year of Biblical Literacy – Week 9

The following are the Year of Biblical Literacy Readings for Week 9 (August 26- September 1 2018)

The Read Scripture Reading Plan

Week Day Book Chapters Psalm Video
9 Sun Deuteronomy 13-14 57 Deuteronomy:TOR
9 Mon Deuteronomy 15-16 58
9 Tue Deuteronomy 17-20 59 The Law:THM
9 Wed Deuteronomy 21-23 60
9 Thu Deuteronomy 24-27 61
9 Fri Deuteronomy 28-29 62
9 Sat Deuteronomy 30-31 63

STRUCTURE
This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The
scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts” and organized in
semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a
day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain
genealogies, census information, etc.

PSALMS OF PRAYER
One Psalm is listed each day for you to slowly pray through,
making its words your own. By the end you’ll have prayed
through the book of Psalms 2.5 times.

VIDEOS
Each day you come to a new biblical book there will be a a
short animated video on The Bible Project website about that
book’s design and message and what to look for as you read.
You can also sign up to have those videos emailed to your
inbox. In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you
will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear
throughout Scipture.

RS- READ SCRIPTURE SERIES
THM: BIBLICAL THEMES SERIES
TOR: TORAH SERIES
WIS: WISDOM SERIES
GOS: GOSPEL SERIES