Freud turns on the light

I have just started reading Jesus Now by Frank Viola – it promises to talk in very practical terms of the present day ministry of Jesus Christ – it should be stimulating stuff. However, in the introduction Len Sweet tells this story, Sigmund Freud tells a...

Either we love God or we hate him

Jon Walker in Breakfast with Bonhoeffer offers this quote from Bonhoeffer, “Our hearts have room for only one all embracing devotion, and we can only cleave to one Lord. Every competitor for that devotion must be hated. As Jesus says, here is no alternative...

Andrew Murray, Jesus Himself

I recently got Andrew Murray’s book, Jesus Himself, from Amazon. It is free (as are numerous works by Murray) and is a wonderful read. Early on in the book Murray says this, A dead Christ, I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me. The...

A psalm a day

It is my habit to read a Psalm, or at least part of one, every day during my devotional time. Usually it is the first thing I read and sets the scene for me to meditate, to draw near to God in praise and adoration, to cast aside my idle thoughts, and often it is the...

A friend is…?

I have long questioned the nature of friendships. Being strongly introverted I don’t have a great desire (or need?) for many friends. In fact my extrovert friends are somewhat miffed when I casually suggest we are acquaintances not friends. I think my choice of...
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