796 posts by johnnydouglas

The Lord’s Prayer can get dusty really quick from repetition and overfamiliarity. I heard Dallas Willard’s version of the Lord’s Prayer and really enjoyed the freshness. Take it for a test-drive and see what you think. Here goes… “Dear Father, always near us, may your name be treasured and loved; may your rule be completed in us […]

We need to consistently get more intimately acquainted with Holy Spirit, but most importantly when our awareness, enjoyment and familiarity with him is more nostalgic than dynamic. 1 Krish Kandiah’s vision of an apostolic church. Compelling stuff. 2 Some of the clearest productivity insight. Six tips for everyday! 3 “Power and authority in the here and now […]

I’ve still not got my head around the most intensive rummage I’ve had with the book of Galatians. This was a rare and helpful in-depth study last week. There were helpful detailed blog summaries from Robin Ham in particular. And on the last morning Douglas Moo offered the briefest and best application of Galatians for practical pastoral […]

from Skye Jethani’s book. Life with God changes everything…for God is enough.

according the wisdom of an old-fashioned prayer…. “I confess, Lord, with thanksgiving, that You have made me in Your image, so that I can remember You, think of You, and love You. But that image is so worn and blotted out by faults, and darkened by the smoke of sin, that it cannot do that […]

“Making shelter for Jesus” is the compelling invitation of Richard Rohr’s new title, Eager to Love. It constructs pathways and meeting points with God, offered alongside a unique encounter with Francis of Assisi and the invitation to wholeness. Rohr with deft touch and insight offers us fresh ways, that are free of ‘shoulds and musts’. […]

“Theology may perhaps be defined as the discipline by which the Church, carefully and with full knowledge of the risk, translates biblical faith into the non-biblical language of another age.” G. Ernest Wright 1 You know it, right…..the liturgy of coffee. That after church thing. 2 Apprentice’s really insightful summary of nine ways we fail […]

Don’t be overwhelmed. Stay the course. Be encouraged. Be tenacious. Do not quit. Take heart. Persevere. Have faith. Press on. Trust. God. How about it?

In 1903, Rainer Maria Rilke replied in a series of letters to a student who had written to the well-known Austrian poet for an assessment. Written during an important stage in Rilke’s artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Letters to a Young Poet is essential reading […]

Christian scripture gives us hope for all of life. For all of our lives including our workplaces, despite frustration, they are to be places of formative spiritual hope in the face of pursuing vocation in this world. So here Keller considers the nature of work, how sin messes up work, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ relates […]