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          Lean-into-God was created to be a resource for those who might need a little help in their goal to make time and space for God. Despite our best efforts, most of us are strapped with responsibilities and harassed by distractions that resist our better judgment. Therefore, some of these daily readings (Proverbs and some Devotionals) take only a minute to read, but the daily routine is more important than the quantity. Doing the same thing every day, however small, is accumulative. It will have a dramatic impact over time.

          LiG started in 2006 as Yukon Angel Productions, my first website. It combined a read the Bible in a year program with my video editing business. I separated the two in 2014 and launched Lean-into-God.

          LiG is based on my personal schedule to read the Bible in a year. My schedule has changed several times, but in 2010 I finally settled on the present schedule. When the same event is described by different authors (the Gospels, Kings, Chronicles, etc.) I place both together so the reader can read the same event from different perspectives. Otherwise this schedule is very similar to Vernon McGee’s, which I grew up with.

          The importance of reading the Bible for yourself cannot be over emphasized. "... the church cannot respond (positively or negatively) to a book of which it has no knowledge. Christ’s promise that his sheep will respond to his voice pertains only to books that have had their voice actually heard by the sheep. (John 10:27)."   Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books

          "We truly live at the mercy of our ideas; this is never more true than with our ideas about God. Those who operate on the wrong information aren’t likely to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions that shape their lives, and they will miss the constant divine companionship for which their souls were made."   Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

          "Indeed, when we do not make the effort to understand God’s dealings with humanity or to study the Bible and whatever else may help us to understand it, we are in rebellion against the express will of God. For he commands us to love him with all our mind as well as with all our heart, soul and strength (Mk 12:30; cf. Prov 1––8). We can therefore say on scriptural grounds that it is the direct and inclusive will of God that we study his ways of communicating with us. The conscious rejection of thoughtful and careful study is not faith, and it does not spring from faith. It is the rejection of the God-appointed means to God-appointed ends."   Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

          Over the years I have added devotionals, books and over 5,000 embedded videos from N.T. Wright, Francis Chan, Timothy Keller, John Piper, Dallas Theological Seminary, Harvard, Biola University, Vanderbilt University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary, Catholic University, Edinburgh University, Yale and others.

          If a theological disclosure is necessary I agree with John R.W. Stott. "It is God himself who in holy wrath needs to be propitiated, God himself who in holy love undertook to do the propitiating, and God himself who in the person of his Son died for the propitiation of our sins. Thus God took his own loving initiative to appease his own righteous anger by bearing it his own self in his own Son when he took our place and died for us. There is no crudity here to evoke our ridicule, only the profundity of holy love to evoke our worship.".   The Cross of Christ

          I received my Masters in Divinity and Certificate in Spiritual Direction from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in 2008. I have been on staff at the Seminary since January 2009 as a spiritual director. In 2013 I was asked to do additional spiritual direction with PhD Psychology candidates from George Fox University. I often meet directees at the Starbucks in Tualatin near the I-5. (See contact page) I skype and facetime with students and private clients who are out of state. In 2017 George Fox Evangelical Seminary changed their name to Portland Seminary.


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