Ask a Professor: Why have a quiet time?

Get insights into our quiet time and how it impacts us

You may have read how a Pastor answered the question, Why have a quiet time? In this article I decided to ask a professor, Dr. Jeremy Pierre, why is it important to have a quiet time? His answer is a little different, but he hits some very important points, partly because Dr. Pierre’s focus is a little more focused than a pastor.

Why have a quiet time? Dr. Jeremy Pierre

Ask a Pastor: Why have a quiet time?

What would your pastor say?

Why have a quiet time? Why is a quiet time important and what do I miss out on if I don’t have one? These are two questions I’ve asked of several people recently. This week I want to highlight the answer given to me by Dr. Jack Hughes, who pastors Crossing Church Louisville. How does a pastor answer these questions?

Pastor Jack Hughes: Why have a quiet time?

How should we understand Christian mystical experiences?

Common terms do not mean common worldviews.

Christian mystical experiences are often very attractive, particularly to modern Christians. Many Christians today are starved of genuine spirituality, and disillusioned with the highly rational and often experientially empty culture around us. This drove me to ask the question, how should we understand Christian mystical experiences? To answer this, I took a look at three individuals who are influential in the Christian mystical tradition to understand how their worldview relates to a conservative evangelical theology. 

Christian Mystical Experiences

Can I have a short and effective quiet time?

What happens in the day-to-day is less important than the general pattern of your life

Some days I wake up feeling overwhelmed. There is so much to do, and I have a list of things that I need to get done today, all of which will take time and focus. How will I fit in my quiet time? Good news! Because the focus of our quiet time is the heart, it is possible to spend a short amount of time and have an effective, quiet time. But there are a few things worth considering.

Can I have a short and effective quiet time?

How to focus on your relationships in your quiet time

Get the benefits of spiritual transformation in your quiet time

Spiritual transformation has some significant advantages, particularly in our relationships. These benefits come over time, but we can speed up the process using the right focus in our quiet time. This article provides a method to focus on relationships in our quiet time so we can fast track change.

Focus on relationships in your quiet time