This isn’t the first time that Ray Ortlund’s expression for Christian discipleship has been shared here; but he’s posted it again recently, so why not? Listening to conversations about how churches can produce and measure spiritual growth is wearying; especially conversations devoid of mention of Holy Spirit, grace, corporate worship, and assurance. Those sorts of …

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Growing older amplifies the reality that change is inescapable and control is something of an illusion. For disciples of Jesus it bids us recognise the difference between death and dying; that Jesus has overcome death, and that dying is only a shadow. It also bids us look to the one where certainty, comfort, and peace …

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Twenty years or more ago I talked with a Christian lady who mentioned that Psalm 90’s poetical expression ‘The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble,’ reflected her experience of life was teaching her what the ‘toil and trouble’ those who …

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2020 is a year which is being consciously experienced as a season of deferred or cancelled plans. This does not mean that our lives are on hold, waiting for a return to normal before we can start our lives again. Rather we are living right now, albeit in ways that we had not anticipated or …

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