Reordering Loves, Organizing Attitudes, Being Happy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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