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Be inspired to live an altogether different kind of life rooted in a more radical kind of love.
"In my translation there is no suggestion that readers should believe in anything, join an organization, or abandon their cherished religious and philosophical ideals. I see no reason why a Christian, an agnostic, a Buddhist, or even an atheist would not be charmed and inspired by the Gospels. Anyone can freely and without any worries read the Gospels and be enriched."
―from the Introduction to Gospel
In his fresh and life-giving translation of the Gospels with sparkling commentary, spiritual innovator Thomas Moore strips the Gospels of their theological agendas and reclaims them as a fundamentally new way of imagining human life. He blends scholarship and pastoral guidance to highlight the Gospels' teachings on earthly, rather than otherwordly, living in which community, compassion, inclusiveness, prayer and healing are key elements.
Recently, my parish of St. John the Baptist hosted a river blessing on the University of Charleston riverfront, praying that God would come down, sanctify the Kanawha, and protect and save our land and its inhabitants. This drew the ire of someone who felt strongly enough to contact the Readers’ Vent , saying that Jesus never told us to bless water in the Bible, and perhaps we should read ours. While I pay little heed to a section dedicated to anonymous complaints (last year someone accused us of capitalizing on the water crisis to get donations for our parish — completely untrue), I wonder if others ask a form of the same question. Why is the Orthodox Church doing something that doesn’t happen specifically in the Bible. I can assure you that the blessing of the water is Biblically based, and it lies in the above passage. 28:18-20) and also to wait for the Promise of the Father (Lk 24:49). Once the Holy Spirit descended upon them at Pentecost, those eleven, along with Mathias (Acts 1:26), set out to spread the Good News of God’s intersection with humanity, saving... The Church started without scripture. They knew the daunting task to oversee such a large operation and made deacons to oversee the feeding of widows (Acts 6:1-7). It’s the same Church where we see many examples of St. Paul using others to evangelize on his behalf. in the following centuries they would write some of the most beautiful theology regarding the Trinity, salvation, the work of the Church, sacramental worship and defenses against heresy. It was also the Church that ratified, by the guidance of the Spirit, our Bible, in the mid-300s. And with love for that scripture recognized that water could be deadly (Gen. 7) or life-giving (Ex. 17:6). that Moses threw a tree into Marah to make the water sweet (Ex. 15:22-27). that encounters with God made spaces holy (Gen. that items themselves can be made holy (Ex. 25:30). that God’s descending into the Jordan River was, to put it mildly, an incredibly significant event. So the Church set aside a holy day for Christ’s baptism, spending the night prior in vigil and the reading of scriptures, to bless water to splash on the Faithful and bless their homes, and to drink when ill. So the Christian Church, for at least 1800 years, has practiced an action not in the Bible, but deeply rooted in it. The reality is that every single church leader (all Christians, for that matter) makes decisions by reading the. Source: www.wvgazettemail.com
Father Matthew Moore of St. John Greek Orthodox Church prepares to toss an ice cross in the Kanawha River in a ceremony to bless the river and community in 2016. Father Matthew Moore. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye
A Maryland man was arrested Monday in connection with a fatal shooting in the District last month, authorities said. At around 6:40 a.m. on Jan. 17, officers responded to the 600 block of 14th Place Northeast for the report of a shooting and found two
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Most people would agree that an OK score in speaking is 5 or 6. Many students now realise that a score of 5 or 6 for speaking is not enough for their study requirements. Many students spend months preparing for the IELTS speaking test and still find it difficult to score 7 or higher. In fact some candidates actually score lower than they potentially could have scored. There are a few reasons behind this poor performance and these will be discussed in detail throughout this book, but one major factor is the lack of quality material available for IELTS speaking preparation. There are a number of IELTS speaking books on the market but this book aims to break new ground by focusing on how to prepare for and achieve a speaking score of 7 (or maybe higher). All of the skills and strategies presented in this book are typical of a high scoring speaking candidate. This book is intended for anyone who intends to take the IELTS test; it will also help learners of English improve their speaking skills.
... not even her own mother wanted anything to do with Moore. And that was a low blow. But Marlo didn’t stop there. “That’s weird because Kenya pays for people service’s also #Walter #Matt who will be the next client? #RHOA,” Marlo Hampton ...
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In his career, Matt Damon has earned Oscar noms for lead actor (Good Will ... along with Kimberly Steward, Lauren Beck and Chris Moore, for a film he once planned to direct and star in. Damon spoke with THR about making the movie on budget, how the awards ...
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Matthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds posted a nostalgic photo on Instagram recently. It was a happy photo at the time, with Matthew showing Thomas Gibson,