“Prayer, whatever else it may be, is not calling God’s attention to things He’s not aware of, nor is it urging Him to do His duty. No, its rather a conversation in which we speak our minds and God speaks His. We talk and we listen until we get into His mind and He gets […]
Henry Cloud on we can best deal with some of the different types of folks we will inevitably meet on our journey as leaders. From Dissenterdan on Vimeo.
From Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together ‘Those who love their dream of a Christian community more than the Christian community itself become destroyers of that Christian community…
Put this together for my sermon on Hebrews 9. The images are courtesy of Tim Challies. Enjoy!
A great song!
The cross is God’s truth about us, and therefore it is the only power that can make us truthful. When we know the cross we are no longer afraid of the truth. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
Prayer is the communion of our spirit with the Spirit of Jesus. It is both the gift and the means of our new relationship with God
“The Christian idea of God as a loving Father is interwoven into the very fabric of our mind and heart; but it was a new idea. To the Jew the basic idea of God was that he was holy in the sense of being different. In no sense did he share our human experience and was in fact incapable […]
“From a Christian point of view, the world need the church, not to help the world run more smoothly or to make the world a better and safer place for Christians to live. Rather, the world needs the church because without the church, the world does not know who it is. The only way for […]
“[The Church] exists .. to set up in the world a new sign which is radically dissimilar to [the world’s] own manner and which contradicts it in a way which is full of promise.” Karl Barth (Church Dogmatics, 4.3.2)