When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend – Reflections on life & ministry with depression

Mark Meynell Interview

When Darkness Seems my Closest Friend is the latest book by British minister Mark Meynell. He writes about his personal struggle with depression and the impact it has had on his life and ministry. As a fellow depression sufferer, I believe this book is a gift to the church, wayfarers, and those who seek to … Read more

Why You Should Share Your Story During Your Struggles

When Darkness Seems my Closest Friend Mark Meynell

Note: Who doesn’t love hearing a good story? – especially one where God has done the impossible and changed circumstances and situations. Seeing God’s work after a crisis is import, but so too seeing it during the crisis. Mark Meynell reminds you why you should share your story during your struggles in this excerpt from When … Read more

Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken – Review

Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken Review

‘The cross kills the me-centric bent of iChristianity, which bends the Bible to support one’s views and treats God as little more than a cosmic Siri to bless and comfort on demand.’ Christianity Should be Uncomfortable – excerpt Giving Up “Dream Church” and Embracing Discomfort – excerpt Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken is a book dealing … Read more

Giving Up “Dream Church” and Embracing Discomfort

Brett McCracken

The “dream church” picture I painted in the introduction looks very little like the church, Southlands, where I am now a member. Southlands is nondenominational, meets in a renovated prosthetics factory, and has only the slightest liturgical bent. It’s Reformed-ish but Holy Spirit focused, with impromptu “words” from the congregation and quiet prayer in tongues … Read more

No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im – Review

Daniel Im

No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im is foremost a book about discipleship. However, this doesn’t mean the book is full of tips and techniques. Instead, Daniel Im views discipleship holistically at both an individual and church-wide level. Daniel Im identifies 2 key aspects of human life. First, we tend to look for the quick fix, … Read more

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