Holiness

A Quick Look at “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard J. Foster

A Quick Look at “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard J. Foster

I haven’t thought much about Celebration of Discipline for a number of years, though my library contains 4 copies of it. Mine were published in 1978 (1st edition), 1988 (Revised and Expanded), 1998 (20th Anniversary Edition), and 2002 (Deluxe Edition). I also have Richard J. Foster’s Study Guide for Celebration of Discipline. While I’ve never used the Study Guide for group study, the […]

All You Need is Love

The Beatles had a hit song in the 60s titled “All You Need is Love” (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney). The essential message of the song is that you cannot accomplish the impossible, described with phrases like “there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” and “there’s nothing you can see that […]

What do “I” have to do with “them”?:  Iraq, ISIS & Me (and you)

What do “I” have to do with “them”?: Iraq, ISIS & Me (and you)

You can’t hardly turn on the news or pick up a newspaper without hearing or seeing some new atrocity perpetrated by the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS), sometimes called the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL)1. Like most Americans (and probably most people in the West) I look with horror at the reports […]

Is There a Future for “Holiness”?

Is There a Future for “Holiness”?

I remember the days when we heard alot about the “holiness movement.”  I’m not too young to remember when holiness was the major theme that was both promoted by the denomination of which I am a part as well as regularly preached from the pulpit.  I remember when “Holiness unto the Lord” was more than […]