Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • Magnificent +

    Few songs capture the entrancing, humbling, overwhelming awe I experience in the presence of God. Magnificent, a song by U2 Read More
  • I'll Go Crazy +

    I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight Every generation gets a chance to change the world - U2 Read More
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Reflection

So, Why did Jesus Live, Exactly?

On October 11, 2010, NT Wright presented the Gray Lecture at the Duke Divinity School's 2010 convocation and pastor's conference. The topic: The Living Witness: Tradition, Inovation, and the Church. The sermon focused on why did Jesus live? What is the gospel in the gospel? Wright notes that the creeds (Apostle's or Nicene) zoom from Jesus's birth to his crucifixion and resurrection. For Wright, the gospels are  the story's divine intervention for his people, and how what God is doing for Israel is what God is doing for the world, while also being the beginning of  the story of the church itself. Click on the link below and you will be able to download the sermon and listen to it.

 

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The Eternally Burning Bush

And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!

The most striking revelation of Moses’ prayer is his passionate relationship with our Almighty. It is a deeply personal communion where Moses interacts with God, the creator of the universe and his life. And as the prayer implies, Moses recognizes God’s call to participate as a catalyst.

Read more: The Eternally Burning Bush

Paradigm Questions

Paradigm Questions

To which of the following commands of Christ’s do you only pay only lip service?
  • Love your enemies - Lk 6:27
  • Love the Lord your God with all you heart - Mt. 22:27
  • Beware the yeast of the Pharisees - Mk 8:12
  • Take My Yoke—Matthew 11:29—Obedience
What would Satan tempt you with, and how would you answer him?
Luke 4
What gods of this age have blinded us?
  • Philippians 4:6-8
How do you live the beatitudes in your life?
  • Who do you know who is poor in spirit?
  • Who do you know who mourns?
  • Who do you know who is meek?
  • Who do you know who hungers and thirsts after righteousness?
  • Who do you know who is merciful?
  • Who do you know who is pure in heart?
  • Who do you know who is a peacemaker?
  • Who do you know who is persecuted for the sake of righteousness?
How does taking on the mind of Christ affect your daily life?
  • Philippians 4:6-8
  • 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

  • River of Love

    There's a river of love that runs through all timeBut there's a river of grief that floods through our livesIt Read More
  • I Am Nothing

    I stutter when I tryTo speak the language of lifeI want to shout out loudBut I just cry insideSometimes it Read More
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Audio & Video

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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

  • Christ is a Great Savior: a review of the movie Amazing Grace +

    Amazing Grace is a historical drama about William Wilberforce who was elected to British Parliament at the age of 21 Read More
  • Wilberforce, Hollywood's Amazing Grace, Charlotte Allen +

    William Wilberforce's relentless campaign eventually led the British Parliament to ban the slave trade, in 1807, and to pass a Read More
  • Making Beauty out of Ugly Things: Grace by U2 +

    Grace, she takes the blame She covers the shame Removes the stain It could be her name Grace, she carries Read More
  • 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 Read More
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