memory awakens hope

By |2012-12-12T16:39:23+00:00December 16th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, from Seek That Which Is Above. "Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.…” It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories [...]

more than a few patches…

By |2012-08-30T16:15:37+00:00August 30th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

........in our holiness! so here's some exerpts that have started to inspire and challenge, in equal measure:- from Kevin DeYoung's newest writing:- The Hole in Our Holiness “Not only is holiness the goal of your redemption, it is necessary for your redemption. Now before you sound the legalist alarm, tie me up by my own moral bootstraps, and feed my carcass to the Galatians, we should see what Scripture has to say. . . . It’s the consistent and frequent teaching of the Bible that those whose lives are marked by habitual ungodliness will not go to heaven. To find acquittal [...]