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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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Music

For My Ashes

A video of For My Ashes by Duke Divinity students from 2008.

Through its minor chords and rising melody this song captures the wonderful state of being a Christian. The verbs are present tense, reminding us that this transformation can be a daily occurrence. As with all great worship songs, For My Ashes functions as a sermon on the moment by moment transference of our brokenness for the forgiveness and mercy of Christ.

Read more: For My Ashes

Then shall I leap into love

I cannot dance,
Lord, unless you lead me.
If you want me to leap with abandon,
You must intone the song.
Then I shall leap into love,
From love into knowledge,
From knowledge into enjoyment,
And from enjoyment beyond all human sensations.
There I want to remain, yet want also to circle higher still.

Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207-1297)
English version by Frank J. Tobin, original Language German

Trap Door, T Bone Burnett

T Bone BurnettOne of my all time favorite songs. Sums up the struggle for letting Christ live through me rather than me trying to show Christ how it's done. 
 
It's a funny thing about humility
As soon as you know you're being humble
You're no longer humble
It's a funny thing about life

Read more: Trap Door, T Bone Burnett

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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