The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

Friedman on fixing people

If you want your child, spouse, client, or boss to shape up, stay connected with them while changing yourself rather than trying to fix them. Ed Friedman, A Failure of Nerve

Lewis on love

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.  C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock

Top books I read in 2020

My favourite books from 2020.

Sanderson on Wisdom

Those who truly seek wisdom are those who will acknowledge the virtue in their adversaries and who will learn from those who correct their error. Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Hippocrates on Healing

Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick Hippocrates

de Mello on Changing Others

Each time you seek to change another, ask yourself this: What will be served by this change - my pride, my pleasure or my profit? Anthony de Mello, Awakening

Forsyth on Teaching on Prayer

No one ought to undertake teaching about prayer who has not spent more toil in the practice of prayer than on its principle. P.T. Forsyth, The Soul of Prayer

Spurgeon on depression in ministry

Charles Spurgeon shares how depression manifests itself in pastoral ministry.

What is CBTE?

What is competency-based theological education anyway?

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