The Christian life is an arena of battle. The text Unseen Warfare offers powerful weapons, in the form of advice on passions and possessions.
When Augustine says that God alone is to be enjoyed, and everything else — including human beings — used, he does not mean that everything besides God is worthless.
The constant worry I’m not doing things as well or as effectively as I could still simmers beneath the surface.
Rowan Williams: "It is more attractive to go in quest of the real Church than to seek for the pattern of Cross and Resurrection in the heart of where we happen to find ourselves. But Ramsey implicitly warns us that the quest can be a way back to the self-defining and self-protective religious institution that always distorts or stifles the gospel."
Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, mightier is the LORD who dwells on high.
Fr. Mac Stewart reviews two volumes in patristics, concerned especially with the character of Catholic doctrine.
Because of His visitation, we may no longer desire God as if He were lacking: our redemption is no longer a question of pursuit but of surrender to Him who is always and everywhere present.
Have Anglicans made incompatible commitments to different Christian churches in ecumenical dialogue?