The Pain of Pretended Omniscience

Originally posted on Thinking Pastorally:
There can be little doubt that in the present day most of us are awash with knowledge and parched for wisdom. We have rationalised the processes for understanding until we assume answers, are impatient with the process of learning, and struggle to confess genuine ignorance. We are constantly consuming unfiltered…

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Notes and Quotes on Charles Simeon by Handley Moule

I have found this quaint biography on Charles Simeon to be one of the most compelling accounts of a life transformed and inspired by the love of Christ that I’ve ever read. According to both friend and foe, the wealthy young Charles did not have a winning personality. He was proud, arrogant, impulsive and intense.… Continue reading Notes and Quotes on Charles Simeon by Handley Moule

Lead On, Kindly Light by Thomas Howard

Every now and again, I try to get inside the minds and hearts of people who have left the Protestant church to become Catholics. Years ago, I heard that Thomas Howard, a brother of Elisabeth Elliot, left the evangelical church of his youth to become an Anglican and eventually a Roman Catholic. I read his… Continue reading Lead On, Kindly Light by Thomas Howard

John Bunyan and the Selling of His Savior

Long, long ago, as a single woman in her early twenties, I went to a small, rural Bible School that taught a unique mix of Pentecostal and reformed doctrine. One of my most memorable teachers was a guest lecturer who was a missionary to First Nations people in Canada. He was tall and lean, a… Continue reading John Bunyan and the Selling of His Savior