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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

Wilhoit on the Cross

The Cross is the place where God most clearly tells us what he thinks of sinners: "I would rather die than live without you; I will die to provide you a way of escape." James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if... Continue Reading →

Mission by Neighbouring

In January 2009 a group of Denver pastors gathered to dream about how their churches could join to serve the community. They asked the mayor to come and talk about his dream for their city. They also asked him to... Continue Reading →

The Gospel meets Spiritual Formation

My attempt at articulating the gospel message in a way that naturally leads to discipleship.

Warren on the use (and abuse) of the body

Tish Warren explains what our body being temples of the Holy Spirit means

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 →

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"

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