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Spiritual Growth

I preached recently on Spiritual Growth in the last of our series on foundations in the Christian life (not an exhaustive series by any means). Interestingly a few other bloggers have posted helpful things on this subject recently. I’m always grateful to God for providing

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Book Review: Growing for God

Spiritual growth is so incredibly important to the Christian walk, especially in a culture which wants to preserve youthfulness, follow your pleasures, do what you want, when you want, with whom you want, a culture that is becoming immature not celebrating maturity as the Bible

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Volf on: Extraordinary Life

“You sit on your couch, beer or soda in your hand and junk food by your side watching TV for hours – that’s ordinary. You work around the clock not because you have to feed your family, but for no other reason than to park

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Aristides on: Christians

“It is the Christians, O Emperor, who have sought and found the truth, for they acknowledge God. They do not keep for themselves the goods entrusted to them. They do not covet what belongs to others. They show love to their neighbours. They do not

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Justin Martyr on: Effects of conversion

“We who formerly treasured money and possessions more than anything else now hand over everything we have to a treasury for all and share it with everyone who needs it. We who formerly hated and murdered one another now live together and share the the

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Book Review: The Disciple-Making Pastor

This book (although with a new cover and updated) by Bill Hull caught my eye at a recent conference. Discipleship not conversion is the biggest challenge of our day, how to produce a church of people that don’t merely give assent to Christ as their

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Bonhoeffer: on the cross

“The cross is laid on every Christian. The first Christ-suffering which every person must experience is the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is the dying of the old person which is the result of our encounter with Christ. As we embark

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Generous Going

In the final part of my January series on discipleship I talked about Generous Going, following on from Discipleship, Generous Living, and Generous Giving (follow the links for the audios – except for the giving talk, not sure what happened there but we lost the