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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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Measuring Spiritual Formation

Measuring spiritual formation is notoriously difficult, but this article lays out some ideas for how to proceed.

Software Wisdom for Ministry

Some lessons from the field of software development for ministry

Stackhouse on education

Teachers need to change minds, not just inform them, so that whole ways of life will be altered for the better. Education is therefore art as much as science, requiring wisdom and love as much as it requires erudition and... Continue Reading →

Top books I read in 2019

The books that changed my life this year.

Williamson on worship

Obedience means allowing God to be our Lord. The essence of worship is not the songs that begin our church service. Worship begins when we declare, “Your ways not mine.” Sam Williamson, Beliefs of the Heart blog

Hallesby on the one thing to pray for

Hallesby teaches us what to pray for in every situation.

Lewis on how to make an impression

You will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Hallesby on Difficulties in Prayer

Ole Hallesby explains how we often make prayer harder than it has to be.

Owen on secret prayer

A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more. John Owen

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