The Disciplined Simplicity of Abandonment

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

Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, and the Backroom Deal That Fell Through

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

T. Austin-Sparks on the Summing Up of All Things in Christ and the Meaning of History

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