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Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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Graham on study

One of my great regrets is that I have not studied enough. I wish I had studied more and preached less. People have pressured me into speaking to groups when I should have been studying and preparing. Donald Barnhouse said... Continue Reading →

Edwards on Reliable Signs of the Spirit

Jonathan Edwards lists those things that CAN be relied upon as signs of the Holy Spirit

Edwards on Unreliable Signs of the Spirit

Jonathan Edwards lists some things that can't be relied upon as signs of the Holy Spirit

Wallis on the Distinctive Features of Revival

Arthur Wallis describes what genuine revivals looks like using Acts 2 as a template

Lovelace on the Precursors of Revival

Richard Lovelace describes what people wake up to in revival

Spener on the Training of Pastors

Spener gives some guidelines on how the training of pastors should be reformed

Coleman on Discipleship

The best work is always done with a few. Better to give a year or so to one or two people who learn what it means to conquer for Christ than to spend a lifetime with a congregation just keeping... Continue Reading →

Spener on How to Correct the Erring

Philipp Spener gives five guidelines for correcting heretics

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 →

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