I’ve created a new website/blog called katartismos.net that I have decided to ‘launch’ today. It’s from the greek word found in Ephesians 4.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13

My heart is for equipping the saints. Or perfecting, or preparing, or training, or knitting – however you choose to translate katartismon.

It has this that has lead me to start that website. Somehow I (and hopefully others) can post resources, ideas, and encouragement for ways to engage with God and the Bible, and walk more closely with Him.

At present I have only one post up – All about Lectio Divino, or Holy Reading. I have a further 5 posts in the pipeline, and my plan is to try and put up one a month or so. The topics I have slated in are on journalling, experiential bible study, quiet times, the awareness examen, and life verses, although not necessarily in that order.

The key thing for me is that this is not theoretical or academic stuff. These are things I use in my own life, and have used with others, that are fruitful useful ways to keep on going and to move on with God. They are practical too – the point is you actually try them out for yourself! None of them are my invention or particularly new – I am merely the recipient and beneficiary, and want to pass them on.