Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Eugene Peterson

  • Eugene Peterson was one of America’s most beloved preachers. Let’s not miss his last sermon. +

    Eugene Peterson, the internationally best-selling Christian author who passed into the great unknown this week, Read More
  • Eugene Peterson: 2009 Book of Faith Jubilee +

    Peterson discussed a wide range of topics with Diane Jacobson, Read More
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What does it mean to be committed to belief in a reformed relationship with Christ, when death by brutal torture is a likelihood? Lech Majewski explores these issues in his film, The Mill & the Cross, a film centered on Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel's (played by Rutger Hauer) 1564 masterpiece ''The Procession to Calvary.''

In the film, as in the painting, the roles of Christ and others in his painful path to crucifixion are portrayed by Bruegel's countrymen, with the roles of the Romans portrayed by Spanish inquisitors--the red-outfitted marauders in the painting and the film. The movie is a reflective work, building around the people who work in the mill grinding grain, who live in the nearby community and care for their animals, and of Bruegel's large family. Then, onto this bucolic16th century landscape terror intrudes, and just as quickly, a man is dead, lifted onto a wagon wheel as a feast for birds.

(For another interpretation of the movie, go to the article in Christianity Today. The movie is also reviewed in the NY Times and Chicago Tribune (Roger Ebert). http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/movies/reviews/2011/millcross.html?start=1

Reflections to Consider

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Music

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Favorites

  • Eugene Peterson was one of America’s most beloved preachers. Let’s not miss his last sermon. +

    Eugene Peterson, the internationally best-selling Christian author who passed into the great unknown this week, Read More
  • Eugene Peterson: 2009 Book of Faith Jubilee +

    Peterson discussed a wide range of topics with Diane Jacobson, Read More
  • Eugene Peterson: Journey with Jonah: Part 1 +

    This is part 1 of a 3 part series of lectures Eugene Peterson Read More
  • Eugene Peterson: Journey with Jonah: Part 2 +

    This is part 2 of Eugene Peterson's 1991 Simpson lecture Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • God's Healing Touch by Sylvia Gunter +

    Listen to God's word for you in Isaiah 42:3. "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick Read More
  • The Healing Day by Bill Fay +

    It will be okay on the healing dayno more coldest placeon the healing day Read More
  • Inner Healing by Judith MacNutt +

    The following is a clip from a teaching at the MacNutt's Level I School. While brief, it provides a good Read More
  • Healing Ministry & Spiritual Warfare by Judith MacNutt +

    Judith MacNutt on the relationship between spiritual warfare and healing ministry. Read More
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