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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

The Magpie Chirps

This site collects the best insights I've come across in my reading of the great works of Christian spirituality from across the millenia and today

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Chrysostom on Children and Wealth

We take care of the property that has been given to the children, but not of the children themselves. How senseless! Train the child’s soul first; everything else will come later. When the child’s soul is without virtue, no money... Continue Reading →

J.I. Packer on True Holiness

Packer gives the signs of true and false holiness.

de Sales on Imperfections

Do not let us be disheartened by our imperfections - our very perfection lies in diligently contending against them...Our victory does not consist in being insensible to them, but in not consenting to them. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the... Continue Reading →

de Sales on Protecting Your Reputation

Francis de Sales teaches when and how to protect your reputation.

Martin Luther King Jr. on Direct Action

Martin Luther King Jr. explains his approach to social action and reasons for it.

A word on resolutions

Learn from Anthony de Mello and Martin Laird how to do resolutions right

Top books I read in 2018

The books that changed by life this year.

Kamuyu on healing

If you never heal from what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who didn't cut you. - Wanjiku Kamuyu

Shepherd on your life story

Victor Shepherd insists that our life story isn't the story of us - it's too small.

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