Abandonment to Divine Providence was first published in France in 1861, but it was based on letters written as far back as the 1730s. The letters were believe to have been written by a priest named Jean Pierre de Caussade. Abandoment to Divine Providence is also known as The Sacrament of the Present Moment. Put those … Continue reading The Disciplined Simplicity of Abandonment
Frank Morison didn't believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He thought it was a myth. He studied the Gospels because he wanted to write a skeptic's account of the passion narrative. As he studied, he became convinced that he was dealing with eyewitness accounts of a true event. The book he ended up writing … Continue reading Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, and the Backroom Deal That Fell Through
What is the Governing Question of Human History? Or isn’t there one? If we look at history from a biblical perspective, we should be able to find one. Austin-Sparks gave an answer to the question in the second chapter of his book, The Stewardship of the Mystery. Before I get to his answer, I want … Continue reading T. Austin-Sparks on the Summing Up of All Things in Christ and the Meaning of History
In The Calvary Road (1950), Roy Hession shared what he had learned from missionaries involved in the East African Revival.
Chesterton said that Christianity made "room for wrath and love to run wild" by dividing them as with a sword. We can love the sinner and hate the sin.
"I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician." - G. K. Chesterton
In his 1908 book, Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton described how adventure and comfort come together to make a “life of practical romance.”
In The Weight of Glory, C. S. Lewis talked about the value of thinking about heaven in terms we are already familiar with.
C. S. Lewis on the difference between humility and modesty, from "The Weight of Glory"
C. S. Lewis gave this warning to a class of college students in an 1944 address called "The Inner Ring." It was included in the book, The Weight of Glory.