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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

Tozer on Why We Shouldn’t Pray for Revival

Evangelical mystic A.W. Tozer explains why today's church is not ready for revival.

Claiborne on Peacemaking

Peacemaking doesn't mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous... Continue Reading →

Willard on How to Listen to God

Dallas Willard lays out "a formula for living with God's voice"

Laubach on Experiencing God Every Minute

Frank Laubach teaches us how to experience God constantly through playing "The Game with Minutes"

Bettelheim on Community

Communal life can flourish only if it exists for an aim outside itself. Community is viable if it is the outgrowth of a deep involvement in a purpose which is other than, or above, that of being a community. Bruno... Continue Reading →

Entering the Kingdom Now

A friend of mine muses on the life to come and entering the kingdom now.

Willard on Why There Is a Hell

Dallas Willard explains why hell is simply the best God can do for some people.

Coe on the Dark Night of the Soul

John Coe describes the dark night of the senses and the dark night of the spirit.

Hawke on Happiness

Often we imagine that we will work hard until we arrive at some distant goal, and then we will be happy. This is a delusion. Happiness is the result of a life lived with purpose. Happiness is not an objective.... Continue Reading →

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