Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Recent Posts

  • Transformed by the renewing of the mind & scripture: Dallas Willard +

    Dallas Willard presents a thoughtful and moving account of the way to follow Jesus, Read More
  • The human side of holiness (part 1) by Dallas Willard +

    How do we become more like Christ? Read More
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scarlet_and_blackA true story from 1943-45 during WWII was the basis for J. P. Gallagher's book "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican", and this 1983 classic film. This is the story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a Catholic priest who organized a network of underground sanctuaries to save thousands of Jews and Allied POWs from the Gestapo in Nazi occupied Rome.

Gregory Peck plays O’Flaherty. Christopher Plummer plays Colonel Herbert Kappler, the ruthless Nazi commander, who becomes obsessed in catching O’Flaherty red handed in his activities. Although the Vatican and Pope Pius XII are the backdrop for the story, the movie is about the cat and mouse game between the protagonist (O’Flaherty) and his antagonist (Keppler).

The Scarlet and The Black is an inspirational tale of moral courage, human spirit, sacrifice, compassion, forgiveness and altruism. The movie ends in a startling and true showdown in a very significant setting. As a true story, The Scarlet and the Black is an unforgettable drama of moral courage and good over evil.

Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Shut It Tight, T Bone Burnett +

    I find it hard sometimes to say the way that I feel I do the very things I hate to Read More
  • Home: a video clip of Going Home by Libera +

    What is home? Is it a house or something more? Is home where you grew up, where you live, or Read More
  • The Dynamics of the Spiritual Life +

    Our emotional lives and our spiritual lives have different dynamics. The ups and downs of our emotional life depend a Read More
  • Like Anyone Else: Solomon Burke +

    I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Idol of Personal Peace and Affluence +

    Francis Schaeffer discusses modern man’s humanistic thought, and its relationship to the only values that were held: personal peace and Read More
  • The Beginning of PCA: Francis Schaeffer +

    "A Step Forward" [The Presbyterian Journal, 6 March 1974, pages 7-8] Shortly after the formation of the Presbyterian Church in Read More
  • A Change in Our Society: Francis Schaeffer +

    A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at Read More
  • The Universe and Two Chairs: Francis Schaeffer +

    In the course of this book we have focused attention on the way God looks at the culture of our Read More
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