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Hippocrates on Healing

Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick Hippocrates

de Mello on Changing Others

Each time you seek to change another, ask yourself this: What will be served by this change - my pride, my pleasure or my profit? Anthony de Mello, Awakening

Forsyth on Teaching on Prayer

No one ought to undertake teaching about prayer who has not spent more toil in the practice of prayer than on its principle. P.T. Forsyth, The Soul of Prayer

Spurgeon on depression in ministry

Charles Spurgeon shares how depression manifests itself in pastoral ministry.

What is CBTE?

What is competency-based theological education anyway?

Maclaren on anxiety

Your anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; but it empties today of its strength. - Alexander Maclaren, Sermon "Anxious Care"

Kelly on mission grounded in the love of God

Thomas Kelly explains how mission must be not only based on, but also conducted through, our relationship with God.

Chambers on Criticism

When we discern that other people are not growing spiritually and allow that discernment to turn to criticism, we block our fellowship with God. God never gives us discernment so that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. Oswald... Continue Reading →

Lewis on Loving Our Enemies

C.S. Lewis teaches us how to oppose our enemies without descending into hatred.

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