Tag Archives: Philip Yancey

Just write

This blog is an avenue for my writing (although I think I do more linking and quoting than write original stuff). And to tell the truth, I realised that I enjoy writing. It’s a channel for creative expression. And I … Continue reading

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Wrestling Match

Biblical prayer is impertinent, persistent, shameless, indecorous. It is more like haggling in an outdoor bazaar than the polite monologues of the church. Walter Wink Philip Yancey’s accounts of individuals’ stripped down and candid prayers seemed to contradict what I’ve … Continue reading

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Why pray?

I pray because Jesus prayed. And yes, Jesus prayed as if prayer makes a difference. Of the many prayers he made, most were for others; few were offered for himself. I remember a time when my CG was playing our … Continue reading

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Let every day be a vacation

‘Be still and know that I am God’: the Latin imperative for ‘be still’ is vacate. As Simon Tugwell explains, ‘God invites us to take a holiday [vacation], to stop being God for a while, and let him be God.’ … Continue reading

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Reading Prayer

I love Philip Yancey. Ok, I shall correct myself to make this less scandalous: I love the writings of Philip Yancey. There’s something about his writing that engages you, that makes you instantly relate to him. Maybe it’s his journalistic … Continue reading

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Desires too weak

Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling … Continue reading

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The Elder Son

I know, from my own life, how diligently I have tried to be good, acceptable, likable, and a worthy example for others. There was always the conscious effort to avoid the pitfalls of sin and the constant fear of giving … Continue reading

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