HOW CAN DISCIPLESHIP HELP THOSE OF US WHO ARE ALWAYS IN A HURRY? We can learn how to act quickly without hurrying. Quickness is an attribute of action. Hurry is an attribute of the spirit. First, we need to recognize... Weiterlesen
Developing Intimacy with God

Developing Intimacy with God

Aronis, Alexander Basile. 2003. Developing intimacy with God : an eight-week prayer guide based on Ignatius' "Spiritual exercises". 1st ed. Makati City, Philippines: Union Church of Manila. (book review) The book has developed out of the author’s dissertation about Ignatius’... Weiterlesen

Practicing God’s presence

Practicing God's presence The term Practicing the Presence of God goes back to Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, a Carmelite brother, who was born as Nicolas Herman in French Lorrain in 1611 (or 1614?) and died in February 1691. Some... Weiterlesen

The Celtic Way of Evangelism – Book Review

The Celtic Way of Evangelism Hunter, George G. 2000. The Celtic way of evangelism : how Christianity can reach the West -- again. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. I have already quoted once from this book (here). As many people celebrated... Weiterlesen

Types of Spirituality

Authentic prayer – which is deeply sensible of God, who speaks out of the depths, and in an awareness of the chaos that surrounds us – requires that we move out of the structure into the antistructure. Here the receptive... Weiterlesen

Looking into Reality

Spirituality is not about looking away from life but more deeply into it, not about denying the human but about releasing our true selves, and that the life of our truest self partakes of the very substance of God’s life,... Weiterlesen

Complex Communication

Cross-cultural communication can be very tricky. Especially when people from indirect cultures communicate with people from direct cultures, and vice versa. The potential for misunderstandings is huge. This was one of the topics I taught this week. Craig Storti uses... Weiterlesen

Are you HSP?

Are you HSP? Half a year ago I discovered that I am HSP - this means that I have a highly sensitive personality trait. This was quite surprising to me because nobody ever called me too sensitive, more to the... Weiterlesen

Boundaries Face to Face – Book Review

Boundaries Face to Face Cloud, Henry, and John Sims Townsend. 2003. Boundaries face to face: how to have that difficult conversation you've been avoiding. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. I found this book very helpful and wanted to share a little... Weiterlesen

Loving Embrace

Fitting for today's name saint, a quote from his name sake Nicholas of Cusa: All my endeavors are directed towards you, because all your endeavors are directed at me. All my looking is focused on you and I will never... Weiterlesen

Through Her Eyes – Book Review

Through Her Eyes I read a very good book about two years ago. Some time last year I discovered the blog Telling Secrets and started reading it on and off before realizing that the blog author is the same person... Weiterlesen

Does God still speak today?

In one of our last Bible studies we discussed another chapter of Tozer’s “The Pursuit of God.“ It was on the spoken word of God. We read a whole series of verses about God's word and suddenly I realized that... Weiterlesen

Learning from Patrick

An interesting quote from "The Celtic way of evangelism : how Christianity can reach the West-- again." by George G. Hunter, 2000.Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. Indeed, the fact that Patrick understood the people and their language, their issues, and their... Weiterlesen

Good or evil?

Good or evil? The following quotes are part of the conversation in “The Shack“ (pp 134-136) that I intentionally left out in my last post. God explains there to Mac why our parameters for deciding what is good and what... Weiterlesen
Life Model Overview

Life Model Overview

Life Model Overview Maybe you have wondered about this Life Model I keep talking about. The Life Model is "a new paradigm for spiritual and psychological health." It was first described in  "The Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus... Weiterlesen