Nino Ricci's Testament
Word of Jesus come alive, as no study or meditation could possibly make
them, in the fulfillment in the most literal sense of Jesus' promise
to see in the suffering face of humanity his suffering face, and in
their broken bodies, his. The religion Jesus gave the world is an experience,
not a body of ideas or principles. It is in being lived that it lives,
as it is in loving that the love which it discloses at the heart of
all creation becomes manifest. It is for fools like me, the poor of
this world, rather than for the kings.
- Malcolm Muggeridge
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gives rest to those who come at the eleventh hour, even as to
those who toiled from the beginning. To one and all the Lord
of Early Texts
A chronological summary of early Christian
texts from the Gospels to Origin..
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did not come into the world to found a Church but to proclaim
a Kingdom - the two being by no means the same thing..
by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
The world is charged with the grandeur of God - the
words and life of a geat poet who lived to glorify God..
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Gospel of Luke
by WILLIAM BARCLAY
Barclay's translation of Luke's gospel, clearly inspired...
Gift of God
is the Holy Spirit, other than the breath and energy, the life
force of God? The combined witness of the Old and New Testament
history confirms this reality. Be full now! This message resonates
to us across time. Receive the energy of God..
The Dead Sea Scrolls show that much in the New Testament actually
was part of Judaism...
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Rembrandt must have researched the life and work and doctrine
of Paul very thoroughly to produce such a unique character study
of the Apostle..
Silence that Slays
We should not be surprised to learn that we too, are in a seemingly
unending conversion process...
Our Little Passions Begin
Gibson’s Passion was good for me. It overwhelmed
and quieted me. It was less and more than I expected. What I
lost was not worth keeping. What I gained is precious...
Passion for Missions
D. W. COVER
truth of the gospel had been liberally preached among them,
and they had done nothing to take it to those who had never
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of Radical Hope
judgement exposes the world's bondage and illusion for what
they are, even as God's mercy fashions that new creation which
is the ground of radical human hope."
Jesus Who Was and Is
is the one whom we search for, even when we do not know that
we are searching, and hide from, even when we do not know that
we are hiding..
Call of the Heart
sudden realization that God exists, that life has a purpose
beyond the meager values of the self, that there is a Presence
in Creation infinitely greater and more profound than anything
one had previously imagined, breaks into the consciousness like
the ocean. It is a mighty call...
Written to Friends
Schaeffer was a dedicated writer of letters, corresponding with
many of the thousands of individuals his life and teaching had
impacted. Here are excerpts from a few of these letters, offering
an intimate view of a passionate Christian communicator and
"Ultimately, God's call is a personal call, addressing each one
of us, who we are, where we are, calling upon our strengths and humanity."
- Eliezer Shore
are particular moments in the lives of men and in the history of mankind
when what is permanently true becomes manifestly, and effectively
true. Such a moment in history is reflected in the words of Jesus.
The presence of God with men, a truth for all times and places, becomes
effective truth. It became such, we must conclude, because of the
impact Jesus made; because in his words and actions it was presented
with exceptional clarity and exceptional power. Jesus himself pointed
to the effects of his work as signs of the coming of the kingdom:
If by the finger of God I drive out devils, then be sure the kingdom
of God has come upon you." - C. H. Dodd
"Victory is postponed in the Christian revision of the
Jewish epic no less than in the Jewish original. Yet because victory
is assured, even the poor, even the meek, even the grief-stricken
and scorned who in this world must hunger and thirst for justice may
count themselves blessed. Theirs, because he made himself one of them,
is the kingdom of heaven." - Jack Miles