Is Extended Fasting for You? Interview with Bill MacLeod

By Kenneth Berding, with Bill MacLeod, Director, MissionConnexion 

Have you ever wondered about fasting for an extended period of time? Jesus, after all, fasted for 40 days in the Judean wilderness. I wrote a short introduction to what the Bible teaches about fasting a few years ago for those new to fasting, since I have found fasting to be a helpful discipline at various times in my life.

But since I have no experience with prolonged fasting, I reached out to my friend, Bill MacLeod, to ask him questions about it. Bill was the pastor of International Outreach at a church that helped send Trudi and me overseas many years ago. He has also served with the Luis Palau Association, and is founder and director of MissionConnexion, which has been powerfully used of the Lord over the past couple decades to mobilize God’s people for world missions.

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About the Author:

Kenneth Berding is author of various books, some academic (such as Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh or Polycarp and Paul), some semi-academic (such as What Are Spiritual Gifts? Rethinking the Conventional View or The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction), others for-the-classroom (such as Sing and Learn New Testament Greek or What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About), and still others for-the-church (such as Walking in the Spirit, Bible Revival: Recommitting Ourselves to One Book, or How to Live an ‘In Christ’ Life). He has published articles in such journals as the Journal of the Evangelical Theological SocietyVigiliae ChristianaeNew Testament StudiesJournal of Early Christian Studies, and Westminster Theological Journal.

He is the founder of Bible Fluency: Sing It, See It, Study It (biblefluency.com), edits the Good Book Blog, and directs The Berdhouse Discipleship Community. Before coming to Talbot, Berding was a church planter in the Middle East.

He has a heart for God and ministry, has written many worship songs, has served as a worship pastor in local church ministry, and is an elder at Redemption Hill Church in Whittier, California. If you’d like to connect with his writings, he regularly blogs at Kindle Afresh: The Blog and Website of Kenneth Berding (kennethberding.com) and at The Good Book Blog.