The Habit

The Habit 

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April 8
  [1] The Science of Chunking
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April 15
  [2] The Anatomy of Craving
    
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April 22
  [3] The Habit of Sunday (with Prof. Joel Thiessen)
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April 29
  [4] The Gift of Choice

Series Intro:

It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge. I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? Romans 7:21b –24, The Message

Canadian philosopher James K.A. Smith notes, as St. Paul knew, that there’s often a “gap between what you know and what you do”. Which raises an important question.

Can I myself change?

Most of us assume that if we change our thinking, we’ll change our behaviour. Most of us, like Paul in Romans 7, are aware that this isn’t really working well for us. So what if the way to beat the bad habits isn’t good thinking, but good habits?

This is a series about that.

series text: Romans 6:12–7:25