A Hospital for Sinners

"The church of Christ is a common hospital, wherein all are in some measure sick of some spiritual disease or other, so all have occasion to exercise the spirit of wisdom and meekness."  Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998), 34.


Feelings and Prayer

"Feelings are the scourge of prayer.  To pray by feelings is to be at the mercy of glands and weather and digestion.  And there is no mercy in any of them.  Feelings lie.  Feelings deceive.  Feelings seduce.  Because they are so emphatically there, and so incontrovertibly interior, it is almost inevitable that we take our feelings seriously …

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"If you asked me for the most common diagnosis among the people I treat, I wouldn't say depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, although these conditions are all too common among those I've known, loved, and guided to freedom.  No, I would say hunger. We are hungry.  We are hungry for approval, attention, affection.  We are …

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