Watchfulness

So equip yourself in time And shun all sin Living in righteousness That is true watchfulness Whereby one can attain to eternal blessedness. ~16th Century Anabaptist Hymn1~ We’ve reached the end of our little series about doing everything through love. The first post was a simple reminder that all things find their worth through love. … Continue reading Watchfulness

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Christian Pacifists: Lactantius

Lactantius was a famous teacher of Latin rhetoric who was known to be incredibly elegant. He converted to Christianity late in life and wrote so elegantly that he has been dubbed a “Christian Cicero”. He became the first advisor to Constantine, the first Christian emperor. His most important work is The Divine Institutes which is the … Continue reading Christian Pacifists: Lactantius

Entering the Kingdom, Step by Step

Jesus came proclaiming that the Kingdom of God was here. He knew it was, because he himself was living in it. While the rules of the earthly kingdoms are selfishness (however cleverly disguised), Jesus lived by the rules of gentleness, kindness, self-control, faithfulness, hope, meekness and peacefulness. When we look at Jesus, we get a … Continue reading Entering the Kingdom, Step by Step

C.F. Andrews on Peacemakers

Charles Freer Andrews, now mostly forgotten, was instrumental in the Indian Independence Movement. He was given the nickname "Christ's Faith Apostle" (from his initials) by Gandhi and was known as "Deenabandhu", or friend of the poor, throughout India. I discovered him in my early days at college in the University library. I had just stumbled upon the … Continue reading C.F. Andrews on Peacemakers