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Cultivating a Learner’s Heart

Posted by nbarnes on December 4, 2009 in Practical Advice on Faith, Pseudo-Psychology |

So what do you do to keep learning? What was the last book you read that really stretched you and made you engage with questions you hadn’t thought of before? When you’re in a conversation with someone new, are you just trying to dazzle them with your brilliance, or are you allowing the experience to be a learning one? How aware are you for the chances to learn something that are around you all the time?

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Procrastinating Processing Prose Pertaining to Proscratination

Posted by nbarnes on October 8, 2009 in Books and Reading, My Life, Pseudo-Psychology |

Lately, I’ve been struggling more than usual with the problem of procrastination.  I have big plans, and ideas, task lists, and dreams, but I just can’t seem to get them done.  It’s as if there’s always something else that needs doing, or that gets my attention.  It feels a bit like high school again, when [...]

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Preaching the ADHD Way

Posted by nbarnes on July 10, 2009 in Books and Reading, My Life, Practical Advice on Faith |

I have come to see my ADHD as a blessing when it comes to preparing messages, and gaining a different perspective on what the scriptures are trying to communicate. Some of my most profound messages have come about as I chased a rabbit down yet another trail led by my distracted brain, only to find a beautiful paradise of understanding at the end of the trail.

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Searching After Virtue

Posted by nbarnes on June 5, 2009 in Books and Reading, Church |

N.T. Wright at Fuller Theological Seminary, “Our culture prefers effortless spontaneity with occasional divine intervention in emergency, rather than working with God on developing the muscles which will meet those emergencies with a God given second nature which appears spontaneous, but is in fact the result of thinking, and choosing and practicing.”

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Stewarding Imagination

Posted by nbarnes on May 23, 2009 in Books and Reading, God Thoughts |

If I told you that God would be involved in whatever you imagined as long as it was involved in seeing the Kingdom of God come to earth, what would you imagine? If you knew that God would act on your behalf to see your imagination come to fruition, what would you dream?

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Robin Got Mad At Me

Posted by nbarnes on April 21, 2009 in Books and Reading, Church, My Life |

Okay, so my buddy Robin Dugall got mad at me (okay, so he might just have made a comment on my facebook, but I’m overly sensitive) for not posting to my blog, so I thought I had better update my blog a bit before he unleashes a can of …  well, you know what comes [...]

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10 Books

Posted by nbarnes on March 19, 2009 in Books and Reading |

My list of 10 books that changed my life.

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