Today's Devotions

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Showcase: The Holy Spirit

  • A Sanctuary for the Holy Spirit +

    In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will guide your paths. Proverbs 3: 6. It is a bit of a Read More
  • I Believe in the Holy Spirit +

    The I Believe series, of which Rector Michael Green is the editor, illustrate basic Christian teaching in practical, understandable language. Read More
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Chariots of Fire is the based-on-fact 1981 movie of two runners, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who train to compete in the 100-meter sprint in the 1924 Olympic games. Abrahams, played by Ben Cross, is a English nonreligious Jew who is a student at Cambridge just after WWI. Liddell, played by Ian Charleson, is a Christian Scot and former rugby star who is expected to take over his father’s religious mission in China. Both are driven to win a gold medal at the Paris Olympics, but for different reasons.

Abrahams views winning as vindication for the discrimination he faces as a Jew. Liddell senses God made him “to run fast” as a way to honor Him. As they travel to Paris for the Olympic games, Liddell learns that the race will be run on Sunday, and it is his conviction that he cannot run on the Sabbath. He is pressured to honor king and country above God but maintains his resolve. Finally a compromise is worked out to compete in a race for which he has not trained. This is an outstanding movie contrasting a man with a temporal worldview of life against that of a man with God’s view of life in eternity. This is a great movie for small group discussion. Acts 17:11 web has a good Bible study based on this movie.

Chariots of Fire is the based-on-fact 1981 movie of two runners, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, who train to compete in the 100-meter sprint in the 1924 Olympic games. Abrahams, played by Ben Cross, is a English nonreligious Jew who is a student at Cambridge just after WWI. Liddell, played by Ian Charleson, is a Christian Scot and former rugby star who is expected to take over his father’s religious mission in China. Both are driven to win a gold medal at the Paris Olympics, but for different reasons.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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