Personal Insight – Self-Examination

Well, that’s a surpriseā€¦

EBooks have changed my perspective on reading. I read all kinds of books these days.

When I read a book on “faith and practice”, I mark things with the e-reader’s highlighter.

  • If I mark it in yellow, I think it’s cool.
  • If I choose green, I think it’s really cool.
  • If I use blue, I think it’s great.
  • If red, I disagree.

Rereading those same books months or years later offers an education I didn’t expect – especially regarding those red highlights: I often find that I no longer carry those same objections.

Well, that’s a surprise.

I actually feel a bit of shame when I read the text beneath those red highlights. And sometimes, I look over my shoulder as I change the color from red, hoping no one saw my earlier judgments.

This surprise is worth pondering, evoking some self-examination. I don’t believe that I’ve changed theologically. I have not become more “liberal” or less committed to truth. I don’t think I’ve become any smarter. I certainly have not become careless.

I want to believe that I have simply become more willing to understand and allow for the perspectives of others. I want to believe that I’ve grown in grace.

Rob Reimer – Soul Care in State College (November 16-18, 2023)

State College Alliance Church will be hosting a Soul Care Conference November 16-18, 2023.

A number of people from Curwensville Alliance have grown through this ministry. If you have any questions, speak to one of them or to Pastor Steve.

Be sure to register soon. It’s been quite a while since there’s been a Soul Care Conference nearby. It will be a while before another is available.

To register click here.

Please note – this is a three day conference lasting all day (8:45 AM to 5:00 PM).