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Praying with Force

Pray as you can, not as you can’t. —Abbot John Chapman (1865–1933), British Catholic priest and New Testament scholar. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: … Continue reading

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Jehovah Jireh

Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see… —Oswald Chambers, from My Utmost for … Continue reading

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Tested by Tragedy

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear —C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, You have given grace to us Your servants, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” — C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty … Continue reading

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Call of Duty

“Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment ‘as to the Lord.’ It … Continue reading

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The Practical Atheist, part 2

“In the beginning, the church was a fellowship of men and women, centered on the Living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next, it … 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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The Pathway of Faith

Day by day (day by day) Oh Dear Lord Three things I pray To see Thee more clearly Love Thee more dearly Follow Thee more nearly Day by day… (lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak) PRAYER: (the prayer Richard … 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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