Today's Devotions

Showcase: Forgiveness

  • Total Forgiveness, RT Kendall +

    This was a valuable resource for me in a time of hurt from a brother in Christ. I could not Read More
  • Forgiveness: Desmond Tutu +

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu explains how love and forgiveness kept post-apartheid South Africa from tumbling into anarchy. 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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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Prayer by Alex Kirk, Chatham Community Church +

    What role does prayer play in our lives? What is prayer, anyway? Alex Kirk, pastor of Chatham Community Church, gives Read More
  • How to be Mary in a Martha world by Jim Abrahamson, Chatham Community Church +

    Jim Abrahamson spoke at Chatham Community Church on an essential of the Christian walk Who/what is our savior? What is Read More
  • Christ the King Sunday by Art Going (Holy Trinity Chatham) +

    A thoughtful discussion of how we function as colonizers for Christ the King.  Read More
  • MY STUPID MOUTH by Steve Tamayo of Chatham Community Church +

    Tremendous sermon on the liabilities of our tongue, both in what we say and don't say. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • My Soul Cries Out in Worship +

    Over the past ten years, Vicki Yohe has written some of the most popular songs sung in churches. This song Read More
  • Worship Matters: A blog by Bob Kauflin +

    Worship Matters is a blog by Bob Kauflin. Good, inspired food for one's soul. http://www.worshipmatters.com/ Read More
  • Worship Wars in Bethany +

    Jim Abrahamson preached on the worship wars in Bethany in 2003.http://sermons.biblechurch.org/2003_08_03.final.mp3 Read More
  • The Greatest Treasure Remains: Come, Now is the Time for Worship +

    Come, now is the time to worship Read More
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