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The Sweet Smell of Sanctification by Grace

I think this is a remix of something Key Life’s Steve Brown once said, but the aged man who’s been in church longer than you’ve been alive isn’t necessarily holier than you; he’s just more tired. The fact that he no longer acts on impulses which drove him in his adolescence is due less to […]

Brennan Manning on Calling, Dependency and the Winter of Life

One more remarkable passage from Brennan Manning’s All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, ht DJ: “I celebrated my seventy-seventh birthday in April. If you asked me whether what I have done in my life defines my life, I would answer, ‘No.’ That’s not to diminish my sins or humble-bumble my successes. It is simply to […]

Brennan Manning Goes Fishing for Vulgar Grace

Another jaw-dropper from the penultimate chapter of Brennan Manning’s essential All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, pg 193-94: With what strength I have left, I want to grab the chains and pull, one last time. My hope, as always, is to point to the God too good to be true, my Abba. I’ve no delusions […]

Brennan Manning Needed Help (And He Got It, RIP)

An absolutely stunning passage from pg 188 of All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir. I have said countless times that losing our illusions is difficult because illusions are the stuff we live by. We believe we’re invincible until cancer comes knocking, or we believe we’re making a comeback until we tumble down the stairs. God […]

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: The Original Ragamuffin Sums Up the Message of Grace

A beautiful passage from Brennan Manning’s new (and final) book, the memoir All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, ht DJ: My message, unchanged for more than fifty years, is this: God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be.  It is the message of […]