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Towards Spiritual Maturity – William Still – the roots of biblical counselling from the 1960s

Overcoming evil in the Christian Life. Working with Christ through spiritual battles, depression, self doubt and anxiety. Mr Still unpacks the victory of Christ over sin and evil before exploring the reality of sin and evil in the life of … Continue reading

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William Still – The Work of the Pastor – Some Quotes

Some quotes from my Christmas Eve reading, ‘The Work of the Pastor’ by Revd William Still (1964)… “To be pastors you must be ‘fed men’, not only in knowledge, but in wisdom, grace, humility, courage, fear of God, and fearlessness … Continue reading

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Has Dave Harvey been reading Mr Still?

I have been benefitting from the opening chapters of Dave Harvey’s great little book “Am I Called?  The summons to Pastoral Ministry”  I picked it up to help me with discernment for others and am finding it an encouragement to … Continue reading

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William Still on the pastor’s relationship to the Word of God

I love the Word of God and spend lots of time in it and with it. I was converted under the ministry of William Still and love this little summary of the pastor’s relationship to the Word of God. To … Continue reading

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David Wells on the shallowness of postmoderns

Continuing on the theme of postmodernism on this week’s blog, David Wells has observes, in “The supremacy of Christ in a postmodern world” that: “Postmoderns are remarkably nonchalant about the meaninglessness that they experience in life.  Reading the works of … Continue reading

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Spurgeon: Feed your kids beside the shepherds’ tents

William Still, the Church of Scotland minister under whose preaching ministry I was converted, had a phrase “pastor, feed the sheep on such truth that men are called to Christ” [The Work of the Pastor]. C.H. Spurgeon uses similar language … Continue reading

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What ever happened to the devil?

At a camp planning meeting a while ago, I suggested that the devil might go alongside a list of people who is thought to have control in the world. Gordon Brown, George Dubya Bush, Osama Bin Laden and the British … Continue reading

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100th post: Transforming Grace Top 10 (2007-08)

This is my 100th post. And, as it’s summer time, I’m going to take a blog break. I’m doing a CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. I’ve now blogged for about 8 months … Continue reading

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Don’t believe everything you read in…

…Christianity Today I have never posted twice in a day, but it seems that Christianity Today has been using journalistic licence when reporting on Willow Creek, and so here’s a link. In a short interview, Bill Hybels responds to the … Continue reading

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Lessons for Willow Creek from Mr Still

Ros Clarke responded on her blog to the news of Willow Creek’s change of direction by asking: It’ll be interesting to see how they respond when people start leaving the church as a result of the new onslaught of bible … Continue reading

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