“The vital breath of the church”: Prayer, personalism and spiritual power in the thought of G. H. Morling

Prayer, worship and intimacy with God feature strongly in George Henry Morling’s evangelical approach to spirituality. In a diary entry dated 19 August 1928, Morling famously states, “There must be a very strong stand taken for doctrinal-experimental truth.”[1] His commitment to this principle prompted him to seek a balance between what he viewed as rival extremes …

What would George do? (part 7)

G. H. Morling on suffering, providence and prayer   In my previous post, I discussed some aspects of Morling’s thought on suffering and divine providence. In this post, I want to look at his reflections on human freedom, experience, and prayer for healing and deliverance from suffering – and how these themes relate to the …

The critical task of theology

I suggested in a previous post that the relationship of Christian theology to Christ, church and Scripture is what distinguishes it from other kinds of theology. If theology is anchored in particular understandings of Christ, church and Scripture, then it should take seriously the challenge of defending and promoting reasoned thought and reflection on this …