Category: Discipleship

Hypercriticism, a cry for healing. Why being an ass is the best cure.

Critical thinking skills used to be a basic building block of education. Students were taught to analyze facts in order to form a sound judgement. I recall my teachers would orchestrate hypothetical examples in order to exercise us in this skill. I thrived at critical thinking drills. It was probably what shaped my interest in

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Would that you ALL were prophets

*Our blogs are now available on podcast via Spotify and Anchor, for those times you want to listen instead of read, click here https://anchor.fm/kim-engel/episodes/Would-that-you-ALL-were-prophets-e157asu/a-a689g3e Show me a man who chases after prophesy and I’ll show you a man who chases his own desires, like King Saul. Show me a man of true repentance and obedience

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“Violence has to be restored” Archbishop Sheen’s Warning of a Crisis in Christendom

With a saintly long-ranging spiritual vision, Bishop Sheen saw the roots of today’s crisis firmly planted and growing in 1974, but gave us an antidote. “First of all, we are at the end of Christendom,” Bishop Fulton Sheen solemnly said during a television show in 1974. “Now not Christianity, not the Church. Remember what I

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There’s No Glory to Glory without Communion

I’m Not Being Fed Few things are as fundamental to the New Testament as the reality of communion (koinonia). It means a commonality, a sharing and participation in the same thing. It is this commonality or sharing that lies at the very heart of our salvation. This communion is described in Christ’s “high priestly prayer”: I do not pray

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God Encounters of a different kind

An authentic encounter with God changes you. It doesn’t give you a feel-good euphoria that lasts for an evening like a good rock concert. It quickens a hunger inside you that is never satisfied this side of eternity. God encounters lead you to a person not a feeling. The soul that is desperate for the

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