Posts tagged ‘Religion and Spirituality’

Ignite Life

I was given a copy of a book for Christmas. It’s too intimately autobiographical for me in many places, but like all Christian spirituality it has gems for even people like me. Read more…

Why Blog?

And so it comes down to this. Why do I blog? Read more…

A Place of Death and Life

A hospital is a dangerous place. Diseases, traumas, and pain all concentrate into one place. If you are healthy and visit you risk catching a disease. If you are very sick you risk contracting an illness that will hasten your demise. Read more…

Love and Emotion

Love, heavenly love, the love which Jesus commands us to love, is not an emotion. Read more…

A Different Flash Mob

Detroit Mass Mob fills pews in struggling churches

By The Canadian Press on October 24, 2014 Read more…

Test for Revival

After we moved to the town we now live in God told me that the town was scheduled for a revival. A little later God told me which congregation would be the centre of it. Still later I preached there for some months while they went through the process to find a new minister. Read more…

Right Power

One of the risks of organizing a religion around Jesus is that it can lead to a herd mentality rather than a Christ vitality. This can happen whether the religion is denominational or self-defined. Read more…

Missionary Quotations: CT Studd3

Now here is advice that is worth hearing and reading over and over! It knocks the socks off any religion of comfort and convenience.

Grace and Truth

“Christ’s call is to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; He came not to call scoffers but sinners ctstuddto repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers, and artistic musical performances, but to capture men from the devil’s clutches and the very jaws of Hell. This can be accomplished only by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered devotion, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Oh hallelujah!

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The Gospel According to Pollyanna

I like the movie “Pollyanna”. The premise that an orphaned daughter of missionaries can bring a new perception to a business town through her naïve faith delights me. Read more…

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

If I wrote a paper on the marriage relationship it could take many months, at least. Research would have to pass scrutiny for soundness. All the research which passed this screening process would have to be read and analysed. This analysis would require collation and integration. When completed it would contain the best evidence available from the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, biology, and, for me, Biblical scholarship on the topic. Read more…