The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016



The Twelve Traditions

Learning about how to run a faith community from the 12 Step movement.

Running a church like a business

I don't know whether the church should be run like a business or not, but I know it shouldn't be run like a bad business.

Scaling Spiritual Formation

Four principles for scaling spiritual formation to reach an entire congregation, denomination or mission agency.

One way to engage beggars

How one intentional community engaged with a man asking for money

Lewis on the Purpose of the Church

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. C.S.... Continue Reading →

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