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may we love alike

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” —from a sermon in the Works of John Wesley Speaking of the ‘divisions’ in …

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Bonhoeffer Quotes

Life Together Quotes (70) 1 – 2 – 3 Ethics Quotes (16) 1 The Cost of Discipleship Quotes (147) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (131) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5

Bonhoeffer Books

Books by Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community Ethics by Eric Metaxas Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

The Ethics quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Ethics quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer   “Political action means taking on responsibility. This cannot happen without power. Power is to serve responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics tags: politics, power, responsibility   “The task of pastoral ministry, above all else, is to arrange contingencies for an encounter with the divine.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics   …

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Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties

As a number of us send our children off to college this August, I have Norman Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties painting in my mind. It’s a classic. In the painting a father takes his son out to where the farm road meets the railroad tracks. They wait for the train to stop and pick up …

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Three (Defining) Components of a Christian Faith

On OpenLine today (8-15-15) Michael Rydelnik – Listen here. This is an answer to the question, “What is saving faith? How do I know I have full faith in Jesus?” 3 Components:   Component Description What We Have What We Do Our Responsibility (What We Do) Internalize (What We Do) Mind Intellectual Knowledge Know Appropriate …

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Lifeline Productions – the comic strip of Radio

This site has a long list of 60-second audio comic strips.  Each has a life (Christian) message. http://www.lifelinepro.com/ – Downloadable clips. #Humor #Funny Nice list giving the Title, the Situation, and the Key Line. The Best of list is the top 52 (most popular) clips. A few of my favorites are House on Fire, Give It …

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Metonymy & antinomy – words

I learned two words today. Metonymy is a literary device. It is a figure of speech that replaces the name of a thing with the name of something else with which it is closely associated. http://literarydevices.net/metonymy/ Antinomy \an-ˈti-nə-mē\ 1:  a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles …

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Lead From Where You Are And With All That You Have (Lolly Daskal)

Lead From Where You Are And With All That You Have Themes: (other) people, communication, connecting, dialogue quote: How many times have you heard yourself say If only I had the right role … the right job … the right business … the right opportunity, then I would step into my leadership. But that role, …

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Needs to be the Big Four: Four Things Ministry Leaders Should Invest In

http://www.harvestministryteams.com/blog/2015/03/four-things-ministry-leaders-should-invest-in/