Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Robbie Seay Band

  • Song of Hope by Robbie Seay Band +

    All things bright and beautiful You areAll things wise and wonderful You areIn my darkest night, You brighten up the Read More
  • Beautiful Scandalous Night -Robbie Seay +

    Go on up to the mountain of mercyTo the crimson perpetual tideKneel down on the shore 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

  • The Cleansing of the Temple by RC Sproul +

    http://www.ligonier.org/account/dashboard/sermon/151/download/ In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, Read More
  • The Prodigals by Kevin DeYoung +

    During the Gospel Coalition conference in 2013, Kevin DeYoung gave a thoughtful, spirit-led sermon on Luke 15. He was able Read More
  • Centered on one or the other by Ray Ortlund +

    ". . . a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:34 What does it mean for a church to be gospel-centered? That's Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Book of God, Walter Wangerin +

    I was in a leadership turbogroup during the spring of 2007. At Randy's suggestion, I listened to Walter Wangerin's audio Read More
  • Martin Luther’s Quiet Time, Walter Trobisch +

    Martin Luther had a barber named Peter Beskendorf who asked his world-famous customer and doctor of theology, "Dr. Luther, how Read More
  • Clay Enoch Devotional Sculpture +

    Clay Enoch, a sculptor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, creates powerful bronze sculptures with Biblical themes: Creation, Praise, Contrition, Still Water, Read More
  • Without Faith...Can I Survive? +

    Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ Read More
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