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“You Look Like…”

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about … Continue reading

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Times of Trouble

Most people in the West have little idea of the threats Christians endure around the world…victims of persecution are ‘too Christian’ to excite the Left, and ‘too foreign’ to interest the Right. This was not always the case… –Author John … Continue reading

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The Practical Atheist, part 1

“The organized church is torn with strife and distrust. Ultimately, the battle is not so much between conservatives and liberals, evangelicals and activists, or fundamentalists and modernists. The issue now is between belief and unbelief: Is Christianity true or false, … Continue reading

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“What Do I Do With This?”

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … Continue reading

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What Do You Believe?

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the … Continue reading

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Milk, Meat, and Making a Difference

“Search Scripture for an example of a once-a-week Christian. Write me when you find him or her.” —Hugh Hewitt, American Political Commentator, Professor of Constitutional Law, and Author of The Embarrassed Believer. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) O God, the strength … Continue reading

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When We Stumble, When We Fall

We stumble and fall constantly, even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen. —Thomas Merton PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, whom truly to know … Continue reading

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When It Gets Crazy

“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream” —Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), English Journalist, Author, Satirist, Christian and WWII spy. PRAYER: “O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray and gather my thoughts … Continue reading

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