Today's Devotions

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Worth Considering: John Stott

  • The Passing of a Great Christian Leader: John Stott, 90 +

    The following is an excerpt from the New York Times. A link is at the end for the complete article. Read More
  • Swimming Against the Stream: a talk by John Stott +

    John Stott talks about the primacy of focusing on the gospel and the struggles of the 21st century church in Read More
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This independently produced movie centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman, Rochel (Zoe Lister-Jones) and a devout Muslim woman, Nasira (Francis Benhamou). Both meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn, a multiethnic community where stereotype and prejudice are a challenge. In the children’s eyes they should be bitter enemies. In the principal’s eyes, played by Marcia Jean Kurtz, a secular Jew, they are two bright and attractive women bound by an outmoded and repressive ultraconservative and patriarchal system of arranged marriages. Both are of marriageable age. They become close friends as they struggle to conform or rebel to an arranged marriage.

ARRANGED is a film showing the tension between modern culture and religious tradition. Which will prevail—one’s beliefs and respect of family, or a marriage based on love rather than image and security? Or can they support both? See and enjoy!

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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The Hit List

  • Soul of a Man by Blind Willie Johnson +

    Blind Willie Johnson ask in this song: Who am I? What does it mean to have a relationship with God? Read More
  • Soul Farmers +

    Worshipping God in spirit and truth begins with a willingness to participate with God’s spirit in changing who we are. Read More
  • Companion of the Souls +

    When the two disciples recognised Jesus as he broke the bread for them in their house in Emmaus, he "vanished Read More
  • Give My Soul Rest: the movie Avatar +

    Avatar, the 2009 movie by James Cameron, raised as much discussion and controversy through its piecemeal use of Native American, Read More
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Gems

  • Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson +

    Eugene Peterson’s book, Eat This Book gets its name from Revelation 10:9-10 when John asks for the scroll containing God’s Read More
  • The Eternally Burning Bush +

    And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh, yes. Read More
  • Revelation Song +

    Revelation Song provides us with a means to do what we are called to do: glorify God. I give thanks Read More
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire +

    It is doubtful if, in 1972, those attending one of Jim Cymbala's worship services in a run-down Brooklyn church imagined Read More
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