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Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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False Self

Merton on the Holiness of Creation

Merton explains how it is not material things that are evil, but rather our false self that forges sinful relationships with them.

Benner on the tragedy of the false self

The false self is the tragic result of trying to steal something from God that we did not have to steal. Had we dared to trust God's goodness, we would have discovered that everything we could ever most deeply long... Continue Reading →

The boundaries of spiritual disciplines

Can you do too much of the spiritual disciplines?

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