Christian Pacifists: Petr Chelčický

  Jesus used the way of love even when it seemed to be to his disadvantage. When the Samaritans refused him, he was more concerned about their souls than his personal prestige, and did good to them who thought evil of him. If we are his disciples, we love our enemies, forgive their evils, and … Continue reading Christian Pacifists: Petr Chelčický

Prayer Portrait: St. Francis de Sales

In an era in which patience with opposing religious stances seemed almost nonexistent, St. Francis de Sales shone like a beautiful jewel. Born in 1567, he became a zealous yet gentle evangelical priest in 1593. He worked to convert an area which had become almost entirely Calvinist back to Catholicism. Through patient kindness, and despite … Continue reading Prayer Portrait: St. Francis de Sales

Early Anabaptist Spirituality: Selected Writings by Daniel Liechty Book Review

I’ve been researching early Anabaptism for several months now and the book Early Anabaptist Spirituality by Daniel Liechty is mentioned often enough to have taunted me for some time now. It’s sat in my check-out cart, un-purchased, for months though because I had a feeling that I was going to be disappointed. First, the term … Continue reading Early Anabaptist Spirituality: Selected Writings by Daniel Liechty Book Review

Confessions of a Tomboy Grandma: On the Eternal Destiny of the Human Race by Diane Perkins Castro

Book Review of Diane Perkins Castros' Confessions of a Tomboy Grandma: On the Eternal Destiny of the Human Race When I was given a copy of this book to review, I knew only very broadly what the book was about and knew nothing about the author herself. It can be a bit uncomfortable reviewing books … Continue reading Confessions of a Tomboy Grandma: On the Eternal Destiny of the Human Race by Diane Perkins Castro