Being Happy: Having an organized attitude

An organized attitude, scholé, and ordo amoris are all tightly connected, at least in my mind. The threads are coming together in the book Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness which I purchased and began chiefly on the strength of the title. Of course I checked out the author and a few reviews, but the title had me. I’ve not been disappointed. Virtue is Happiness Virtue is my word of the year for 2015, and it … Read More

Desiring God by John Piper, Chapters 9-10

Originally read and written in March 2011. Summary of Desiring God by John Piper at Simply Convivial Part 1: Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2 – Happiness & Conversion Part 2: Chapter 3 – Worship Part 3: Chapters 4-6 – Love, Scripture, & Prayer Part 4: Chapters 7 & 8 – Money & Marriage Part 5: Chapters 9 & 10 – Missions & Suffering My rating: 3 of 5 stars Own. Missions Thesis: Our job is to plant thriving churches … Read More

Desiring God by John Piper, Chapters 7-8

Originally read and written in March 2011. Summary of Desiring God by John Piper at Simply Convivial Part 1: Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2 – Happiness & Conversion Part 2: Chapter 3 – Worship Part 3: Chapters 4-6 – Love, Scripture, & Prayer Part 4: Chapters 7 & 8 – Money & Marriage Part 5: Chapters 9 & 10 – Missions & Suffering My rating: 3 of 5 stars Own. Money Thesis: Generosity confirms that our hope is in … Read More

Summary & Review: Desiring God by John Piper, Chapters 4-6

Originally read and written in March 2011. Summary of Desiring God by John Piper at Simply Convivial Part 1: Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2 – Happiness & Conversion Part 2: Chapter 3 – Worship Part 3: Chapters 4-6 – Love, Scripture, & Prayer Part 4: Chapters 7 & 8 – Money & Marriage Part 5: Chapters 9 & 10 – Missions & Suffering My rating: 3 of 5 stars Own. Love Thesis: Love is finding your own happiness in … Read More

Summary & Review: Desiring God by John Piper, Chapter 3

Originally read and written in March 2011. Summary of Desiring God by John Piper at Simply Convivial Part 1: Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2 – Happiness & Conversion Part 2: Chapter 3 – Worship Part 3: Chapters 4-6 – Love, Scripture, & Prayer Part 4: Chapters 7 & 8 – Money & Marriage Part 5: Chapters 9 & 10 – Missions & Suffering My rating: 3 of 5 stars Own. Worship Thesis: To be true worship, worship must engage … Read More

Summary & Review: Desiring God by John Piper, Chapters 1-2

Originally read and written in March 2011. Summary of Desiring God by John Piper at Simply Convivial Part 1: Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2 – Happiness & Conversion Part 2: Chapter 3 – Worship Part 3: Chapters 4-6 – Love, Scripture, & Prayer Part 4: Chapters 7 & 8 – Money & Marriage Part 5: Chapters 9 & 10 – Missions & Suffering My rating: 3 of 5 stars Own. Elly and I read this, and I would like … Read More