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the practice of the presence of God brother lawrence
"In conversation some days ago a devout person told me the spiritual life was a life of grace, which begins with servile fear, which is increased by hope of eternal life, and which is consummated by pure love; that each of these states had its different steps, by which one arrives at last at that blessed consummation. "I have not...
the myth of everlasting torment
The doctrine of hell has been a tender one for believers and unbelievers alike. The notion that a merciful God would send His children into eternal conscious torment for a period of finite blindness, rebellion or ignorance finds many placing themselves in the judgment seat over God or simply running from what they view as a cruel and heartless...
christian response to narcissism
Being self-centred and self-loving is what we humans do best. Me, my family, my community, my religion, my state, my country.... we come tuned that way. Rarely do we venture outside this realm. But time and again Christians and non-Christians have made bold attempts at defying these norms and have put themselves at odds for an outsider. But what if that outsider...
prayers for pastors
The Bible has much to teach us about prayer, but does it have any specific lessons on prayer that a pastor can learn? Here is a list of eleven prayers prayed in the Bible and how they can be utilized as targeted prayers for pastors to pray. 1. The prayer of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane “Nevertheless not my will, but...
hope deferred
Tell me about it. Twelve years have gone by after my marriage and still waiting. No, this is not how I imagined life would be when I tied the knot and neither did I realize that something was amiss in the first three years of marriage. Given that both me and my husband were residing in two different states of the...
call to evangelism
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? - Romans 10:14 The call is great; it is one that never retires, and the call is life because the call is Salvation towards men. I...
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