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Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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de Sales on Friendship

Francis de Sales talks about true and false friendship

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.

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.

More Hallesby on prayer

Ole Hallesby describes the second key to prayer: faith (and how it isn't what you think)

Hallesby on prayer

Ole Hallesby explains what prayer is and how a sense of helplessness is essential to it

Edwards on Reliable Signs of the Spirit

Jonathan Edwards lists those things that CAN be relied upon as signs of the Holy Spirit

Edwards on Unreliable Signs of the Spirit

Jonathan Edwards lists some things that can't be relied upon as signs of the Holy Spirit

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