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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

Spener on the Training of Pastors

Spener gives some guidelines on how the training of pastors should be reformed

Spener on How to Correct the Erring

Philipp Spener gives five guidelines for correcting heretics

Spurgeon’s Prayer for Revival

O God, send us the Holy Ghost. Give us both the breath of spiritual life and the fire of unconquerable zeal. O thou who art our God, answer us by fire, we pray thee. Answer us both by wind and... Continue Reading →

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