The Power of Walking in Jesus’ Prayer in the Public Square

By Dai Sup Han The Apostle John recorded Jesus’ prayer for all those who would follow in His name, “My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete … [Read more...]

Are You Almost Amish?

Nancy Sleeth is the co-founder and Managing Director of Blessed Earth and in her latest book Almost Amish she combines her years of insight in practical creation care into a must read for anyone who is trying to answer the question, "How can Christians live more faithfully day to day?"So why Almost Amish? As Nancy puts it she was talking about hanging her cloths on the line with the reasons and personal and spiritual benefits of simplicity. When in the back of the room some spoke up, what … [Read more...]

Why Care for the Earth, if this world is not our home?

by Dean OhlmanIt’s unfortunate that a line from an old church song has created a view that somehow we need to escape the earth: “This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through.” The reality the song was referring to was that we should indeed not feel at home in the godless world system that surrounds us. The material earth, however, is not the problem. One of the thrilling promises given to us by Paul is that “our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the … [Read more...]

Protecting the Unborn

by Gary Bergel“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart...”  —Jeremiah 1:5  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  —Ephesians 2:10Andrea Bocelli, one of the best-known operatic singers in the world today, sat down at the piano during a charity performance for Haiti on June 1, 2010 and started telling a “little story.” He shared how a young pregnant woman went into t … [Read more...]

The Subject of Our Witness

by John StottThe works of the Lord are to be the subject of our witness. Worship and witness belong together. We cannot possibly worship God—that is, acknowledge his infinite worth--- without longing to go out into the world to persuade other people to come and worship him.Worship leads inevitably to witness, but witness leads to worship, too. It is a continuous cycle of worship leading to witness leading to worship and so on. The two cannot be separated.In both worship and witness, t … [Read more...]

The Works of the Lord

by John StottFirst, the works of the Lord are to be the subjects of our study. Listen to Psalm 111:2 (RSV), to which I will refer again later: “Great are the works of the Lord, studied (NIV says “pondered”) by all who have pleasure in them.” Or Psalm 77:12: “I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.”I think it was Sir Francis Bacon, the seventeenth-century essayist, who was the first to say that “God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we … [Read more...]

Prayer, Our True Home

by Eugene PetersonTrembling is not, as outsiders so often think, being scared in the presence of God. It is something more like a holy playfulness, like faith frolicking. "Nature" is commonly viewed as a vast mathematical structure of cause and effect, the skies and oceans governed by rod-of-iron rules. Anyone who dares defy them is broken in pieces like a potter's vessel. According to the iron rod of gravity, for instance, my leg shatters when I fall out of a tree.  According to the iron … [Read more...]


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