Show me Your Hands

By Leonard Sweet (European Nazarene College, January 18, 2011) I was reading Psalm 51:10 to my mother when she died: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a right spirit within me.” Now the key to the holiness movement is a clean heart.  So give me an image for a clean heart. ... Continue Reading →

Joan Chittister: Reflections on the Importance of the Christian calendar

We begin the Christian calendar with Advent.  From my perspective, no one expresses the meaning of this reality better perhaps than Joan Chittister en her book, The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life. Every year is a distinct growth point in life, the shedding of another shell of life.  Each year brings... Continue Reading →

Christmas From Eternity

By Hiram Vega The gospels tell us the story of the birth of the promised Messiah, placing it in the context of the Israelite people with historical details and long genealogies intended to prove that he was a legitimate descendant of King David. The book of John shows something different. John pulls back the curtain... Continue Reading →

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