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Highlight: Frontline Fellowship’s Great Commission Course

Frontline Fellowship is an interdenominational Reformed mission to the persecuted church. Founded in 1982, with help of Bishop Stephen Bradley of the evangelical Church of England in South Africa, Frontline Fellowship has faithfully borne witness to the gospel of Christ for over forty years in war zones and restricted access areas, including to persecuted Anglicans in the Muslim-controlled regions of Sudan.

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Empty vessels

What would you say is the defining characteristic of a Christian? Faith? Love? Kindness?  Zeal for the gospel? A Christian certainly should cultivate these and many other virtues, but is there one that underlies all the others? From the list above, my guess is that most people would say love …

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Aspiring to heaven

Inflamed with ardour half divine,For heaven I earthly gain resign;Those starry lamps that grace the pole,Inspire with joy my raptured soul. O the dear festivals of night,What glorious dazzling to the fight!A fair angelic band maintainsDelightful watch o’er heavenly plains. Why am I kept a prisoner here,So distant from that …

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What is humility?

To be nothing in order that God may be everything. That is Murray’s definition of humility. And I dare say it was John the Baptist’s definition as well. 

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The problem of images in Anglican worship

We do not need to see a representation of Jesus with our eyes to see Jesus. Indeed, we are told, “A little while, and ye shall not see me”(John 16:16). We need no images of Jesus. We’ve distorted Him enough already with the ones we have, even when made for so-called teaching or artistic purposes.

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The fruitless fig tree

That God that dwells in heaven above,
Whose glory none can tell:
He condescends, in matchless love,
With worthless man to dwell.

Review: ‘Leading God’s People’

I found Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today to be helpful and personally-affirming. The author, Christopher A. Beeley, through his study of the early church fathers, affirms the idea that church leadership is not as much about personal charisma, and having read the latest bestselling self-help books, as it is about being the sort of person that can honor God in all of life.

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