Posts tagged with ‘Vanishing Grace’

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Modern Paradox

by Ladd

“We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; we […]

Do Our Words Matter?

by Ladd

“Dorothy Day used to say that we should live in such a way that our lives wouldn’t make much sense if the gospel were not true. Not everyone feels called to radical service, of course. Yet ordinary Christians must live a way that differs from the surrounding culture or our message will never get a […]

A Compass and a Good Map

by Ladd

The last couple of evenings our Bible study groups have been unpacking the story of Jonah and his encounter with God, a great storm and a bunch of very frightened sailors as recorded in Jonah chapter one. The question we are asking is how do we as Christians relate to everyone else in the storm […]

Thirsty People

by Ladd

In his book Vanishing Grace, Philip Yancey tells the story of Henri Nouwen and how his prayers changed after working in an AIDS clinic in San Francisco. Nouwen said that as he listened to accounts of promiscuity and addiction and self-destructive behavior he began to realize that there was a thirst for love that had […]