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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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Knowledge Too Wonderful

PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare … Continue reading

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The Third Reformation

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ― C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of … Continue reading

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Independence Day

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading

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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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