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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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Bonhoeffer on Confession

Dietruch Bonhoeffer explains why confession our sin to one another is so helpful and how to do it safely.

Wesley on the Importance of Communion

John Wesley explains what we should take communion as often as possible.

Wesley on How to Use Money

John Wesley describes three simple rules for how to use our money to the glory of God.

The Desert Fathers on possessions

The Desert Fathers had a lot to say about wealth that sounds really wrong. Were they blind, or are we?

Evagrius and Norris on Acedia

Kathleen Norris explains Evagrius Ponticus's definition of the worst temptation of a monk - and the modern Western Christian

J.I. Packer on True Holiness

Packer gives the signs of true and false holiness.

Shepherd on your life story

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

Underhill on the preparation of the mystic

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

Underhill on practical mysticism

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

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