Author Archives: Brian Phillips

About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.

Is this Birdtalker song about legalism vs. the Gospel?

Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, I love it. FATHER TEXAS   VERSE 1 Father Texas on his toes Tells me where and when to go He’s a savior, liturgy man He’s a stickler and a soap monger Shove-it-down-your-throat- Holy answer … Continue reading

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A.W. Tozer on how to make choices

Except for those things that are specifically commanded or forbidden, it is God’s will that we be free to exercise our own intelligent choice. The shepherd will lead the sheep but he does not wish to decide which tuft of grass … Continue reading

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“The Green Fields of the Mind” by Bart Giamatti

  It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the … Continue reading

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Joseph Ratzinger on the Future of the Church

These words, spoken in 1969 by the man we know as Pope Benedict XVI, sound nearly prophetic: We have no need of a Church that celebrates the cult of action in political prayers. It is utterly superfluous. Therefore, it will … Continue reading

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Not simply an inspiring idea

The wild, unrestricted love of God is not simply an inspiring idea. When it imposes itself on mind and heart with the stark reality of ontological truth, it determines why and at what time you get up in the morning, … Continue reading

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“The Burning Heart” by R.F. Capon

“Why do we marry, why take friends and lovers, why give ourselves to music, painting, chemistry, or cooking? Out of simple delight in the resident goodness of creation, of course; but out of more than that, too. Half of earth’s … Continue reading

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Birdtalker “Want”

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