God’s Loving Care and Human Suffering by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This little-known sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a poignant take on human suffering and what God's love means to us and to others. It was preached at a Harvest Festival in Berlin on October 4, 1931. “Your steadfast love is better than life” (Psalm 63:3) Two and a half millennia have passed since that ancient Jewish saint, far from Jerusalem and his homeland, devoured by misery in body and soul, surrounded by…

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“Kingship “- Sermon by George MacDonald

"Kingship", a sermon by George MacDonald, was first published in 1867. The entire e-book is available on Project Gutenberg. As part of our "classics" series, we have shared excerpts of writings such as by Pilgram Marpeck and Janneken Muntsdorp. A reader recently recommended we share some of George MacDonald's writings as well - do send us your recommendations for resources and writings that focus on Christ's Kingdom! Art thou a king then?…

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Is “Critical Theory” against the gospel?

It's particularly interesting when Christian and academic worlds intersect, particularly on a current socio-political issue like "critical race theory". Across the Christian world, we see a lot of debate about what this really means and how it affects us as Christians. In fact, we hear a lot of allegations that it's fundamentally "anti-gospel". One particular resource I would like to recommend is the recent series by Asher Witmer on "Critical Race Theory".…

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Discipleship and Submission in the Church

When Jesus gathered His disciples to Him soon before the ascension, He said, “go and make disciples of all nations”. He didn’t say, “go and build churches” or even “go and establish My reign” - not that we are not to do these things, but we are to first and foremost make disciples and teach them, and thus establish the reign of God. Today's article is a bit of a word study…

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A Mother’s Farewell: Letter by Janneken Muntsdorp, Martyred in 1573

…This was first put into execution on Hans van Munstdorp, who, about the month of September of the aforesaid year, was taken out of the fold, away from the other four, as a sheep for the slaughter, and; according to the sentence passed, put to death with a huge fire, which severe and grievous death he steadfastly endured, with a heart full of good cheer:The reason why the other four persons were…

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On Being Seen and Heard: Revoice as a Coming Home

Eric Miller shares his experience at Revoice21, a conference from October 7-9, with the mission "to support and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual, and other same-sex attracted Christians—as well as those who love them—so that all in the Church might be empowered to live in gospel unity while observing the historic Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality."

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