Today's Devotions

Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • Transforming this World: The Hope of Glory by NT Wright +

    Wright confronts the perspective that this world doesn’t matter, and that we live only to be in heaven. He shows 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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Audio & Video

The True Nature of Grace and Love: a movie review of the Soloist

The 2009 movie The Soloist is based on a book by the same name, written by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez. It portrays the real-life story of Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.) and a homeless schizophrenic, Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx). A Juilliard dropout, Ayers has landed on the streets, his belongings reduced to a shopping cart of trash.

Read more: The True Nature of Grace and Love: a movie review of the Soloist

Akeelah and the Bee: movie review

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) is a warm, family friendly story about an 11 year old middle schooler from an under privileged neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Akeelah, played by Keke Palmer, smart and with an aptitude for spelling, but is afraid to let it show to avoid ridicule from her schoolmates, and friends. She refuses her principle’s urging to enter the school’s spelling bee, but finally submits to avoid detention—and wins! This begins a long and hard road to the national competition in Washington, D. C.

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The People In The Chairs: Ed Dobson

EdDobsonWhat is important for a member of a church?

Ed Dobson, retired pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, MI, an advisory editor for Christianity Today, and a guest speaker at Mars Hill Bible Church, spoke on this. He discussed what is elemental for being a Christian and being a part of a congregation. Foremost: prayer and study of the Bible.

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Fireproof: movie review

Fireproof (2008) is the second Christian movie produced by Albany, Georgia’s Sherwood Baptist Church. It focuses on the problem of marriage breakdown in America.
The story involves Caleb, a young firefighter, and Catherine, his working wife, who are about to divorce because of constant arguments, marital conflict and temptations. He is becoming addicted to internet porn and she is contemplating an extramarital affair.

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End of the Spear: movie review

 

end_of_the_spear_190The Waodani are the most violent society ever documented by anthropologists, with a 60% mortality rate resulting from war and vendetta murders. When Nate Saint (Chad Allen), and four other missionaries, Jim Elliot (Sean McGowan), Ed McCully (Stephen Caudill), Pete Fleming (Matt Lutz) and Roger Youderian (Patrick Zeller), fly in to make contact with the tribe, they are brutally speared to death by Mincayani (Louie Leonardo) and his tribe.

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Reflections to Consider

  • Corporate Spirituality

    Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship Solitude, community and ministry are three areas requiring balance and integration in the Christian walk. The 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
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Favorites

  • Transforming this World: The Hope of Glory by NT Wright +

    Wright confronts the perspective that this world doesn’t matter, and that we live only to be in heaven. He shows Read More
  • What is Good in a World that Defies Hope: a talk by NT Wright +

    This is the second part of three talks by NT Wright at Harvard University in November, 2008 on the topic Read More
  • The Stream, the Lake and the River: NT Wright +

      Acts 2.1-21; John 7.37-39; a sermon at the Eucharist on the Feast of Pentecost, 11 May 2008, by the Read More
  • Jesus in the Perfect Storm by NT Wright +

    Zechariah 9.9-17; Luke 19.28-48; A sermon for Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, In the University Chapel of St Salvator, St Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Warfare Spirituality +

    The Trinity function as farmers of our souls, actively caring for God’s creation: an ongoing, radical reclamation of His creation. Read More
  • You are free +

    The Jesus who calmed a sea of deadly, stormy waves, whose arrival sent thousands of demons cringing and cowering to Read More
  • Deliver us from Evil +

    Spiritual warfare is something that few Christians, regardless of their denomination, are accustomed to thinking about, let alone engaging in. Read More
  • Baby, you're a rich man! +

    The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is Read More
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