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McColman on the Christian Life

God is love. God loves all of us and wants us to experience abundant life. This means abiding in love—love of God, and love of neighbors as ourselves. Through prayer and worship, meditation and silence, we can commune with God,... Continue Reading →

Chesterton on the Christian life

Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. G.K. Chesterton

Peck on life and pain

The price of connection is pain…A full life will be full of pain. But the only alternative is not to live fully or not to live at all. Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled

Lewis on God’s delight in us

He who will, in the long run, be satisfied with nothing less than perfection, will also be delighted with the first feeble, stumbling effort you make tomorrow to do the simplest duty. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Macmurray on fear

The maxim of illusory religion is: “Fear not; trust in God, and He will see that none of the things you fear will happen to you.” Real religion has a different maxim: “Fear not; the things that you are afraid... Continue Reading →

Graham on study

One of my great regrets is that I have not studied enough. I wish I had studied more and preached less. People have pressured me into speaking to groups when I should have been studying and preparing. Donald Barnhouse said... Continue Reading →

Burrows on holiness

Holiness has to do with very ordinary things: truthfulness, courtesy, kindness, gentleness, consideration for others, contentment with our lot, honesty and courage in the face of life, reliability, dutifulness. Intent, as we think, on the higher reaches of spirituality, we... Continue Reading →

Peck on Being Religious

There are two reasons people become religious: to approach mystery, and to escape mystery. Scott Peck

Chesterton on paradox

Paradox is truth standing on its head and waving its legs to get our attention G.K. Chesterton

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