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 hour long documentary is about visionary women of Liberia who demanded peace in their nation torn apart by political and religious civil wars. It includes archival news clips and images along with interviews from the Christian and Muslim women involved.

Rival warlords, using child soldiers armed with Kalashnikovs and zonked out on drugs, raped and pillaged the populace. A quarter of a million people were killed; another million were displaced.

Putting aside their religious differences, Christian and Muslim women decided to fight the murderers with peace. Dressed in white in the nation’s capital, Monrovia, they prayed, sang, and danced in sun and rain and demanded the president and warlords negotiate peace. They organized sit-ins lasting days; they forced cease-fire negotiations; and, when things slowed, barricaded the conference building until a settlement was hammered out.

The women’s actions are an inspiring testament to the determination of will, the power of prayer, and the results of collective peaceful action to oppose evil and make positive change.

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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