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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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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.

McColman on the Christian Life

God is love. God loves all of us and wants us to experience abundant life. This means abiding in love—love of God, and love of neighbors as ourselves. Through prayer and worship, meditation and silence, we can commune with God,... Continue Reading →

Underhill on the preparation of the mystic

Evelyn Underhill explains the first step on the path to contemplation: recollection

Chesterton on the Christian life

Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. G.K. Chesterton

Underhill on practical mysticism

Evelyn Underhill unpacks her definition of mysticism as the art of union with Reality.

Peck on life and pain

The price of connection is pain…A full life will be full of pain. But the only alternative is not to live fully or not to live at all. Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled

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