For myself, I am reverently concerned that I teach nothing but Christ crucified. For me to accept a teaching or even an emphasis, I must be persuaded that it is scriptural and altogether apostolic in spirit and temper. And it... Continue Reading →
George Eliot's scathing critique of an Evangelical preacher of her time bears lessons for Evangelicals of all times.
The Desert Fathers and Mothers teach about the importance of humility and doing nothing for show.
The Canadian Yearly Meeting's Advices and Queries guide Canadian Quakers in their practice of self-examination. Come see what they ask themselves!
Thomas à Kempis outlines some dangers of substitute learning for genuine devotion.
Do not run or fly away in order to become free. Rather, go deeply into the narrow space given you. There you will find God and all things. Gustave Thibon, quoted in Gallagher's The Examen Prayer
When you know you are loved by God, you can live your life with nothing to hide, nothing to prove, and nothing to lose. Steve Norman, The Preacher as Sermon
Preaching is not the art of making a sermon and delivering it. Preaching is the art of making a preacher and delivering that. It is no trouble to preach, but a vast trouble to construct a preacher. William Quayle, The... Continue Reading →
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung