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ADVENT: The Origins Of The Season, by Philip H. Pfatteicher

From Journey Into the Heart of God

There is an almost innate pattern in human behavior of fast before feast, preparation followed by celebration, anticipation and preparation leading to feasting, but otherwise the origins of the season of Advent are obscure.   790 more words

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Popery, Psalms and Protestant Pharisees

“Q: Why doesn’t @theweeflea, director of Solas, have a single #Reformation tweet on or around #ReformationDay?”

This is the tweet that broke the camels back!

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A CLOUD OF WITNESSES: Prayer And The Christian Way Of Life (Part Four), by Claire E. Wolfteich

From Lord, Have Mercy: Praying for Justice with Conviction and Humility

The Power and the Ambiguity

What these stories of the desert elders, Ignatius, and Teresa show is a common thread of the tradition: the centrality of prayer to the Christian way of life.   647 more words

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A CLOUD OF WITNESSES: Prayer And The Christian Way Of Life (Part One), by Claire E. Wolfteich

From Lord, Have Mercy: Praying for Justice with Conviction and Humility

One of the fourth-century desert fathers, Abba Macarius, was asked, How should one pray?   1,132 more words

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THE CHURCH: Running With The Witnesses, by John Piper 

From Desiring God

And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

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COMMUNITY: The Soup Kitchen, by Nora Gallagher

From The Sacred Meal

Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.

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THE CHURCH: The Body Of Christ, by David Platt

From Follow Me

The room was packed full of people, and the preacher held the audience in the palm of his hand.  I would like everyone to bow your heads and close your eyes,  1,454 more words

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