J. C Ryle online…

There is a fine looking web site (here), that offers spiritually rich quotes from one of my very favorite authors, J. C. Ryle.

The guy running this site has ways to link up your Facebook or Twitter accounts to receive this nuggets automatically….

Here is an example of what this site features

“Let us arm ourselves with a thorough knowledge of the Word of God. Let us read our Bibles more diligently than ever, and become familiar with every part of them. Let the Word dwell in us richly. Let us beware of anything which would make us give less time and less heart to the perusal of its sacred pages. The Bible is the sword of the Spirit – let it never be laid aside. The Bible is the true lantern for a dark and cloudy time – let us beware of traveling without its light.”

~ J. C. Ryle
Warnings to the Churches, “Idolatry”, 167.

Distracted in the digital age (and the danger posed to devotional duties)

Dr Al Mohler has another base hit with his recent article on how young folks (and others) are increasingly multi-tasking and mentally distracted by their use of technology. You can click and read more here.

His conclusion makes the all important connection to our devotional duties….

We are all living distracted lives that promise only to grow more complicated and distracted in years ahead. The discipline and stewardship of our attention is a matter of great and unquestionable urgency.

Join the revolution and refuse the seductions of the mind-numbing allure of all things digital — at least long enough to think a great thought, hear a great lecture, enjoy a quality conversation (with a real, live face-to-face human being), listen to a great sermon, visit a museum, read a good book, or take in a beautiful sunset.

People who cannot maintain mental attention cannot know the intimacy of prayer, and God does not maintain a Facebook page. Our ability to focus attention is not just about the mind, for it is also a reflection of the soul. Our Christian discipleship demands that we give attention to our attention.