Category: Leisure

Puritans on recreation

In our own relatively affluent culture, we need help to make godly choices about leisure and recreation.  Time for some Puritan wisdom.  The following quotes are from William Perkins:-…

Leisure and lifestyle

According to J.I. Packer, in an essay entitled Leisure and Lifestyle: Leisure, Pleasure and Treasure, evangelicals have paid relatively little attention to thinking about leisure, emphasizing ‘work rather than leisure, activity rather than rest, and life commitments rather than life-style choices.’  This is as it should be, since pre-occupation with leisure is unhealthy, a symptom of the deadly decadence that has already set in in the Western world.  See 1 Jn 2:15f.  ‘All around the world, as capitalist consumerism and the market economy grind on, carrying all before them, leisure and life-style are becoming areas of entrapment for Christian people. …