Tough Love: The Ragamuffin Gospel, An Excerpt

The Ragamuffin Gospel  by Brennan Manning Tough love is a love that won’t let go. Sometimes, it has to be ‘velvet on an iron fist’. It is caring enough not to be manipulated or controlled. The truth must be spoken— and spoken in love. The best thing I could do is to let Mr. ManningContinue reading “Tough Love: The Ragamuffin Gospel, An Excerpt”

Concealed Wounds

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.“ Matthew 5:14-15, ESV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness,Continue reading “Concealed Wounds”

Let the Church Be the Church

“Any church that will not accept that it consists of sinful men and women, and exists for them, implicitly rejects the gospel of grace. As Hans Kung wrote, “it deserves neither God’s mercy nor men’s trust”. The church must constantly be aware that its faith is weak, its knowledge dim, its profession of faith halting,Continue reading “Let the Church Be the Church”