“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, […]
“Christian community is not and never can be about us. When our dreams and convictions about what we think community should be are dashed against the jagged reef of human limitations and failure to live up to one another’s needs and expectations, then and only then are we ready to accept the fact that Christian […]
that grabbed me…….Some brief but life-giving words that I’ve been leaning into. I offer them because they may serve you well also…… ‘Seek the Lord and his strength, seek His presence continually.’ 1 Chronicles 16 v 11 plan and simple: power and true! part of my daily 15,….what about you?!
“Our Father, You come seeking fruit. Teach me, I pray You, to realise how truly this is the one object of my existence, and of my union to Christ” Andrew Murray 1 Performing never changes anything. Real does, because discipleship matters. 3DM great content here. 2 Alex Absalom on the missional church and weekend services. […]
“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 […]
well, it can be rather over-used language. It’s hackneyed, and more than a little cliched. But here’s some out-takes from my reading of John Howard Yoder from Radical Christian Discipleship, his popular-level essays. Theres some gems here. “The most popular alternative to trying to fit in is to try to be different..What these rebels often do not see is […]
More from James Bryan Smith in his epic trilogy on spiritual formation. These are really worth your time. Here more of what I’ve loved from The Good and Beautiful life, p182 over the weekend. “We live in the unshakeable kingdom of God, so that even when we are tested, we never fail. This is why I […]
“In Dallas Willard’s words, “Non-discipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in the light of Gods overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand the forces of evil. In short, it costs exactly that […]
by 3DM really well….