Matt, Derek, and Alastair have a (more peaceful than last week!) discussion of introspection: the biblical value of self-examination, healthy and unhealthy introspecting, and whether journaling can be virtuous.

What are the limits of introspection as a Christian discipline? Is introspection advocated in Scripture? When you listen in silence to the voice inside you, is there a danger in paying attention to it? Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up these questions and more.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

The Apostle Paul and the Introspective Conscience of the West,” by Krister Stendahl

Pensées, by Blaise Pascal

The Sickness Unto Death, by Soren Kierkegaard

The Book of the Month for September is Virtuous Persuasion: A Theology of Christian Mission by Michael Niebauer. Niebauer proposes a theology of mission grounded in virtue and theological ethics, advocating a view of Christian mission as specific activities that develop virtue in their practitioners and move them toward the ultimate goal of partaking in the glory of God. Get a 40% discount on this essential resource at


Paternity Leave
External Examination
Internal Examination
The Evolution of Subjectivity
Contemporary Mindfulness or the Lack Thereof
Social Media as Self-Relation

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