The Luminosity of Advent

“This joy in God is not like any pleasure found in physical or intellectual satisfaction. Nor is it such as a friend experiences in the presence of a friend. But, if we are to use any such analogy, it is more like the eye rejoicing in light.” -St. Augustine St. Augustine wrote about the joy...

Advent Study Begins Dec 2

  Matthew begins his Gospel telling us that Jesus is ‘God with us’—Emmanuel. At the end of his Gospel, he recounts Jesus’s final words to his disciples, ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age’ (Matthew 28:20). It is not just that God was with us in Jesus, but that Jesus continues...

Most Influential Christian Books – Part 2

I’ve already shared half of my Top 10 list for most influential Christian books. Time for my final five. Here it goes: The Celebration Of Discipline by Richard Foster Why should we celebrate discipline? This book advertises itself for Christians who are interested in spiritual growth. Discipline leads to growth. This book explores spiritual practices that will...

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