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2017

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December 2016 / January 2017 • Vol. 89
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Living for the Kingdom to Come
  “Live your lives in holiness and godliness – looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God” – 2 Peter 3:11-12

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• In This Issue:The Love of Christ Compels Us
• Making the Most of the Present Time, and The Power to Become the Children of God, by Carlos Mantica
• Reply to the Skeptics Concerning the Lord’s Return, A Commentary on 2 Peter 3:1-7, by Dr. Daniel Keating
• We Will Be Judged by Our Fidelity to Christ, by Romano Guardini
• Jesus the Coming Judge, by Tom Wright
• What If This Present Were the World’s Last Night, by C.S. Lewis
• Emmanuel “God With Us” in Aleppo, an update report by Andrι J. Codouni

• Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (2 Corinthians 5:14-20): Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
• There Is No Darkness in Him, by Tadhg Lynch
• Seeking God More Earnestly: Advent Themes in the Letter of James, by Dr. Mark Whitters
• The Only Person Ever Pre-Announced: Born to Die to Give Us Life, by Fulton J. Sheen
• Community and the Nature of the Church, by Bob Tedesco
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Communities That Model the Kingdom of God's Light and Holiness, by Charles Colson
• Looking Back at Dalej – Kairos 2016, by Tadhg Lynch and Chris Lewerentz
• Reflections by Kairos Young People

• Defending Your Faith, by Mhairi Jackson, and Get Up and Walk
• She Will Live, Meditations by Mary Rose Jordan
• Twin Motivations, by Sam Williamson, and Anchored on the Rock, by Tom Caballes
• Grandly – The Strategic Grandparents Club, by Michael Shaughnessy
• Servants of the Word Celebrate 45th Anniversary, by Ken Noecker
• What Blessed Inefficiency, by Chris Larson
• Why Would a Young Protestant Consider Living Single for the Lord, by David Dolsen
• Still Here and Giving Thanks, by Don DeSmith
• O Antiphons of Advent & Praising the Names of Jesus, by Jeanne Kun
• If Christ Had Not Been Born of a Woman: by early fathers
• All Ye Hevinly Operations – An Advent Anthem on Christ's Coming, by Stephen Bick


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February / March 2017 • Vol. 89
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Streams of Renewal – Like a Mighty River
  “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink... out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.’”
– John  7:37-38

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• Intro to This Issue: Renewed by Streams of Living Waters
• First Gathering of Charismatic Renewal Streams Seeking Unity in the Spirit Together in Kansas City 1977
• A New Pentecost & Unity in the Spirit, by Cardinal Suenens
• “Weep for the Body of My Son Is Broken:" A Prophetic Summons
• Building Charismatic Bridges, by Vincent Synan
• Mr. Pentecost: David du Plessis's role as a bridge builder
• The Century of the Holy Spirit: Growth of the Pentecostal, Neo-Pentecostal, Charismatic Renewal Streams, by Dr. Vinson Synan
• 50th Anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Brief History of the Beginnings, by Fr. Pat Egan
• Some Early Pioneers from Cursillo and Charismatic Renewal, Steve Clark, Ralph Martin, Kevin Ranaghan, Jim Cavnar, Gerry Rauch
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The Duquesne Retreat Weekend that Ignited the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, by Patti Gallagher Mansfield and Dave Mangan  
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Ecumenism and Charismatic Renewal, by Steve Clark
• 500th Reformation Anniversary & Streams of Renewal for Christian Witness, Holiness, & Power for Mission
• Roots that Refresh: The Vitality of Reformation Spirituality, by Alister McGrath
•
Reading Scripture with the Early Reformers
• Your Word is Truth: Statement of Evangelicals and Catholics Together
• Burning Your Boats, by Tom Caballes
• “Tu Momento” – Kairos Youth Conference in Central America, and The River Flows, a song by Ed Conlin
• Gazing on Beauty, by Sam Williamson, and New Springs Rise, poem by Ana Teresa Perrem
• Spiritual Food for the Forty Days of Lent: Hunger for More of God’s Nourishing Word


2016
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[December 2015] / January 2016 • Vol. 83
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The Day Draws Near
“Let us encourage one another to love and good deeds
– and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” – Heb. 10:24-25

• In This Issue: The Day Draws Near
• Homeward Bound - But Where Are We Headed? by James Munk

• Missing the Point, by Bob Tedesco
• Living in the Last Days: A Commentary on 1 Peter 4:7-11, by Dr. Daniel Keating
• The True God Whom We Serve, by Carlos Mantica

• Living Together as an Ecumenical People in the Sword of the Spirit
• The Work of Christ – A Long-standing Ecumenical Community, by Jerry Munk
• Observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, by Dave Hughes

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Called to Proclaim the Mighty Works of the Lord – Readings for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2016

• “I Can Start Anew Through the Love of Jesus and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit,” by Rebecca Hanssen 
• Fresh Beginnings – Amazing Grace, and Looking for Daniel, by Rob Clarke
• Kingdom Builders on the Move – Youth Mission Trip
• Empty Empathy, by Michael Shaughnessy


• “I Came to Cast Fire On the Earth:” A Report on the Recent European CCR Conference in Warsaw, by Don Schwager
• When God Does Not Seem to Answer Your Prayers, by Tom Caballas 
• Squeezing Bad News from the Good News, and Hearing God to See Him, by Sam Williamson

• Home – Our Abiding Place, and Anna’s Heir, by Jeanne Kun

• "The Day Draws Near" – Reflections and Readings on Up-building Love for the Advent and Christmas Season
• From the Manger to the Cross, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and The Showing Forth of Christ, by John Donne
• What the Incarnation Means for Us, by Steve Clark
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The River Flows, song and reflection by Ed Conlin



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[February] / March 2016 • Vol. 84
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Listen to Him
“This is my Beloved Son, listen to Him” – Mark 9:7
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• In This Issue: Listening with a Disciple's Ear
• The Humility and Victory of the Redeemer, by Steve Clark

• Whose Side Are You On – Witnesses of the Passion, by Carlos Mantica
• Ecce Homo! - Behold the Man!, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• The Cross – the One True Glorification of God, by Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI)

• Disciples on Mission in the War-torn City of Aleppo, Report by Andrι J. Codouni
• Krist Kiran Parivar (Family of the Rays of Christ) Community in Pune, India, by Luke Lobo
• Community of Nazareth in Dublin, Ireland, by Brendan Lynch

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Gather My People, and Raising Our Children for the Lord, by Bob Tedesco

• Listening to the Word of God in the School of the Holy Spirit, by Don Schwager 
• The Holy Spirit Reveals the Merciful Father, by Raniero Cantalamessa
• On Pure Giving – and Forgiving, by Dr. Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz
• Thy Mercy Free, hymn by Martin Luther, and
• There's a Wideness in God's Mercy, poem Frederick William Faber

• God Calls Sinners to Make Them Saints: Simon Peter's Story, by Jeanne Kun
• Hearing God in Suffering, and What is the Sound of God’s Voice When We Sin? By Sam Williamson
• Standing Firm to the End, by Tom Caballes

• The Teen Years – Blessing or Curse? by Johann Christoph Arnold

• The Light Shines in the Darkness, a song of hope, purpose, and praise in the victory of Christ, by Joseph Mathias
• The Prodigal Son by Rembrandt - Master Painter and Storyteller
• An Unstoppable Force? A Star Wars Film Review from the Youth Culture Newsletter by Michael Shaughnessy
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Songs of Hunger – and the soul's quest for wholeness, poems by Sean O’Neill



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April / May 2016 • Vol. 85
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Forming Disciples – Building Communities
“Make disciples of all nations – teaching them to obey everything
I have commanded you”
– Matthew 28:19,20

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• In This Issue: Communities of Disciples on Mission
• “Stand at the Crossroads and Look” - Wisdom from 37 Years Ago, by Roger Foley

• A New Identity and Culture as God’s People, by Steve Clark
• Renew, Reform, Restore? What’s Needed Today?, by Bob Tedesco
• Building a Bulwark that Serves God’s Purposes, by Carlos Mantica

• In the Shadow of the Almighty – an interview with Dave Hughes in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Brussels
• Pick and Choose Disciple or Total Surrender?, by Tom Caballes
• Embracing the True Light, by Dr. Martin Steinbereithner

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Uncompromising, Straightforward and Humble: What Jesus Means to Me, by Dr. Johannes Hartl

• The Growth of the Charismatic Renewal: Communities, by Steve Clark
• On Community and Growth, reflections from Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche Community
• Listening to God, by Clare Bick 
•
What Is Mercy?, by Paul Jordan

• Families for Christ Community - in Vancouver, an interview with Bernard De Mesa, senior coordinator
• God Alone – Life without Attachments, by Tom Caballes
• Spiritual Judo
– Hope for Our Suffering, by Sam Williamson
• Markers of Adulthood and Its Delays, by Michael Shaughnessy

• “Sit At My Right Hand” – Royal and Messianic Psalms, by Jeanne Kun
• Freedom through Service and Trust: YouthWorks-Detroit, by Michael Davis
•
The Glory of Who We Are, by Sandy Cahalan, and Kairos Weekend 2016, by Elisa Turner
• The House of God, worship song by Ed Conlin



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June / July 2016 • Vol. 86
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Communities United in Mission
  “When the Holy Spirit has come upon you – you shall be my witnesses
to the end of the earth” –
Acts 1:8

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• In This Issue: Being Strengthened in Unity and Mission
• Covenant Communities – A Signpost of the Unity God Wants for All Christians, by Bruce Yocum

• Some Reflections from the recent Sword of the Spirit International Coordinators Meeting – May 27-30    
• Called for These Times: A brief history of the People of God in Lebanon
• 40th Anniversary of the People of God, Lebanon, a report and personal reflection by Danielle Younan
• The Reluctant Evangelist: A passage that explains why many don't respond to the Good News, by Steve Clark

• Termite Sins that Undermine Love and Unity and Ruin Families and Communities, by Carlos Mantica
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Our Weapons in Spiritual Warfare, by Michael Harper
• The New Dark Ages, By GK Chesterton
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Communities of Light – Building a counter-culture in a world engulfed by confusion and destruction, by Charles Colson

• The Truth Will Set Us Free: Kairos Weekend Conference 2016, by Paul Jordan, PM Graham, and others
•
Whose Fool Are You? and Growing in the Healthy Fear of the Lord, by Tom Caballes
• Treasure Hidden, by Joanie Nath
• The Heart of Spiritual Warfare, and When Success Turns Sour, by Sam Williamson

• Content in All Things, by Miriam Holmes
• Prayer in a Moment of Weariness, by Amy Brink
• Peace that passes understanding and even exams! By Joseph Thompson

• BLAST 2016 – Our Mighty God!, Lamb of God Youth Camp in Wellington, New Zealand

• Steps of Faith: Sowing Seeds of Good News, by Mark Jordan
• Mission Year with Eilidh Graham
• Perseverance and the Strength to Finish Well, by Don Schwager
• Annual Communities Football Tournament – Munich May 2016, by Pete Coyle.



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August / September 2016 • Vol. 87
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Spiritual Warfare and Mission
  “Take the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God – Pray at all times in the Spirit”
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Ephesians 6:17,18

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• In This Issue: Advancing God's Kingdom in a Turbulent World
• Winning the Battle in the Long Humdrum Process of Life, by Bob Tedesco

• Fragile Living, by Tom Caballes
• A United People in the Midst of a Changing World – Report on ICM Meetings, by Dominic Perrem    
• Living Entirely by the Truth of God's Word, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Standing for the Truth, by Michael Shaughnessy

• The Lord Is Our Refuge and Shelter: Update on “Emmanuel” in Aleppo, by Andrι J. Codouni
•
Why Does God Put Up with Evil in the World: Wisdom from the early church fathers
• Our Protection in Spiritual Warfare, by Michael Harper
• Prayer Watch: Soldiers of Christ Arise, by Alan McKenzie
•
Only Live Armies Win Battles: Pastoral Priorities in a Secular Age, by Steve Clark

• Why Young People Lose their Faith, by Carlos Mantica
• Serving Young People Around the World, by Ken Noecker, presiding elder of Servants of the Word
• Helping Teenagers Own Their Faith, An interview with Servants of the Word brothers
• The Youth Initiatives Story in Northern Ireland, by Jamie Treadwell and Doug Smith
• God Is At Work in Detroit Summer Outreach, by Antonio Leiva, Elisha Miranda, Jake Stoll, Emily Schafer


• Where to Get the Time to Read and Study the Word? A reflection by Roger Foley
• Only God Can Fill Us with an Appetite for His Word, J.I. Packer
• Hearing God in Conversation: Learning How to Recognize His Voice, by Sam Williamson
• Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly, by Don Schwager 

• A Mother for All – Mother Maria Skobtsova, and Wisdom from Modern Martyrs, by Jeanne Kun
• The Cedar Forests in Lebanon – A New Watercolour Series, by David Kurani 



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October / November 2016 • Vol. 88
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The Power of Faith
  “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith”
– Romans 1:16

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• In This Issue: Growing in Faith
• Living a Life of Faith, by Steve Clark

• Faith Versus Sight, by Derek Prince
• Faith in Jesus Christ, by Charles Malik
• The Power of Faith, by Cyril of Alexandria, and Prove Your Faith by Your Trust, by Ambrose of Milan


• Arise and Build! – Dalej Conference, A report on the Kairos International Gathering 2016, by Pete Coyle
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Beacons of Light – Kairos Youth Gather in Malaysia 2016, by Pauline Marie Belmonte
• The Gap That God Chose for Me, by Alina Marνa Garcνa

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Kairos Dalej, A Video Clip by Valerie Angeles, Ligaya Community, Manila

• Our Ecumenical Call & Mission as the Sword of the Spirit: A short video presentation
• “Rebuild My House,” by Father Raniero Cantalamessa
“Rebuild My House,” by Father Raniero Cantalamessa
• From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017
•
An Ecumenical Prayer for Renewal and Reconciliation

• Re-Formation: Being Conformed to the Image of Christ, by J.I. Packer
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Daughter, Take Courage, and Your Faith Has Made You Well, meditations by Mary Rose Jordan
• It Is Not the Mountains We Conquer – but Ourselves, by Roger Foley
• Video Highlights from Sword of the Spirit International Coordinators Meetings 2016

• Our Plans – God's Plans, by Sam Williamson
• Hearing God in Conversation, book review by Don Schwager
•  Wearing Spiritual Blinders, and Living in the Crucible of Humility, by Tom Caballes
•
Have You Been Tested Lately, by Jerry Munk
 
• Seeking for Jerusalem, a poem by Pete Coyle 



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December 2016 / January 2017 • Vol. 89
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Living for the Kingdom to Come
  “Live your lives in holiness and godliness – looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God” – 2 Peter 3:11-12
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• In This Issue:The Love of Christ Compels Us
• Making the Most of the Present Time, and
The Power to Become the Children of God, by Carlos Mantica
• Reply to the Skeptics Concerning the Lord’s Return, A Commentary on 2 Peter 3:1-7, by Dr. Daniel Keating
• We Will Be Judged by Our Fidelity to Christ, by Romano Guardini
• Jesus the Coming Judge, by Tom Wright
•
What If This Present Were the World’s Last Night, by C.S. Lewis
• Emmanuel “God With Us” in Aleppo, an update report by Andrι J. Codouni



2015

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[December 2014] / January 2015 • Vol. 77
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Jesus Christ – Hope for All Peoples
“He will cause justice to be victorious – and his name will be the hope of all the world”
 
- Matthew 12:20,21 (NLT)


• In This Issue: What do we hope for?
• The Promise of the Lord’s Return, by Daniel Keating
• When Heaven Explodes with Color: We Await Our Blessed Hope, by John Yocum
• “I Stand at the Door and Knock,” An Advent Sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Citizens of Heaven, by Corrie Ten Boom
• Prayer is the Language of Hope, by Christoph Schonborn
• The Prayer of the Ever-living Christ, by Edith Stein
• Our Hearts Will Rise, An Advent Prayer and Song, by Ed Conlin

• Community Is a Sign of the Coming Kingdom, by Eberhard Arnold
• A Community of Disciples on Mission, by Bob Tedesco
• Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
• Training for Kairos Mission, by Paul Jordan, John Mamonluk, Christine Doyle, B.McGlinchey, C.Holmes
• Bible Week: Learning and Growing Together, by Mark McMorrow, Mary McCarthy, and Karl Ghosn
• We’re All Adolescents Now, and From Here to Maturity, by Tom Bergler
• What Is Wrong with the World? I Am and You Are!, by Tom Caballes
• Hearing God in Meditation , and Spiritual Lobotomy, by Sam Williamson
• Whole Likeness Are We? Being Formed in the Character of Christ, by Don Schwager
• God in the Manger at Bethlehem, An Advent / Christmas Sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• You Shall Call his Name Jesus, and Jesus: A Portrait of Humility, by Jeanne Kun


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February / March 2015 • Vol. 78
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Christ’s Compelling Love
The love of Christ compels us...to live no longer for ourselves
but for him who died for our sake and was raised
–2 Cor. 5:14-15


• In This Issue: To Love Him and to Make Him Loved
• Controlled by the Love of Christ, by Tadhg Lynch
• The Fire of Christ’s Love and Why Did Jesus Die for Our Sins? by Raniero Cantalamessa
• The Spark of Divine Love within You, by Basil the Great
•  Make your Love as Big as the World, by Augustine of Hippo
• Is Your Life Christ-Centered or Self-Centered, by Bob Tedesco
• A Disciple's Yoke, by Bruce Yocum
• Going Against the Tide, by John Keating
• The Call and Fruit of Perseverance, by Bernhard Stock
• Forgiveness and Reconciliation With One Another, by Carlos Mantica
• The Readiness to Change, by Dietrich von Hildebrand
• “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” by Raniero Cantalamessa
• Proclaiming the Gospel Message in the Power of the Holy Spirit, by Sue Cummins
• New Kairos Gap Base in Glasgow, by PM Graham
• Obeying God’s Call to Mission, by James DeSpelder
• My Mission Year Experience in Belgium, by Sara Fonseca
• Receiving a Fresh Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, by James Mead
• “I’m Scared of God,” and What Is the Essence of Worship? by Sam Williamson
• Wide and Easy vs. Narrow and Hard, and Lead Us Not Into Temptation, by Tom Caballes
• iPhone/iPad App & Android App for Daily Scripture Meditations, by Don Schwager / Servants of the Word
• Spiritual Reading Resources for the Forty Days of Lent

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April / May 2015 • Vol. 79
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Love Unto Death
“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their
testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”
(Revelation 12:11)


• In This Issue: The Love that Conquers All
• Love All Surpassing in Death and Life, reflections by Dave Quintana
• A Love Unto Death: Jesus' Journey to the Cross, by Jeanne Kun
• The Throne of Love and Tree of Life, reflections from early Christian writers
• A Spring Day, by Tadhg Lynch
• Called by Grace to Follow Jesus, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Martyrdom Throughout the Length of Days, A New Ecumenism of Blood,
by Christian authors
• Cross-bearers of the King, by Richard Wurmbrand
• Miles Ahead, by Bob Tedesco
• The Lord of Life and Death, by Carlos Mantica
• Redeemed for Eternity, by Raniero Cantalamessa
• Power of the Spirit in Evangelization, by Sue Cummins
• Orthodox, Protestants, Roman Catholics: What Basis for Cooperation? by Steve Clark
• An Anglican in Rome: Reflection on an Ecumenical Meeting for Consecrated Persons, by Andy Pettman

• Reflections on the Progression of Family Erosion and What We Can Do, by Roger Foley
• The Importance of Taking Time to Build Special Memories, by Roger Foley
• Every Child Is a Thought of God, by Eberhard Arnold
• The Adventure in Detroit that Changed my Life, by Peter Mayoros
• Power for Mission, by Joelle Mok and Gregory Potter
• Edults and the Legacy Conference, by Michael Shaughnessy
• Stressed? Rest in God, and Riches and Investments that Really Matter by Tom Caballes
• Shame is Nothing to be Ashamed of, and The Self-Love Trap, by Sam Williamson
• The Harrowing of Hell: Jesus' Descent into Hades, by Don Schwager
• God's Grandeur, by Gerard Manly Hopkins
• Cluster of Light - An Artist's Reflection of Hope, by Jamie Treadwell




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June / July 2015 • Vol. 80
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Baptized in the Holy Spirit
“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” – Luke 3:16
• Empowering a Generation in Mission: by James Mead, Cathy Holmes and Aagje Vander Plaetse
• YouthWorks-Detroit Celebrates 20 Years, by Joshua Rock
• Transition Fail, and Quo Vadis? Is Christian Youth Culture Possible? by Michael Shaughnessy
• Carpe Diem: Seizing the Moments in Your Life, by Tom Caballes
• Hearing God in Reflection, and Hearing God in Our Inner Being, by Sam Williamson

• The Fire of the Holy Spirit, and The Gift of Speaking in Other Tongues, by Don Schwager 
• Exercising the Prophetic Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Forms of Prophecy, by Bruce Yocum
• The Holy Spirit Keeps Us in Perfect Peace, by John Henry Newman
• “Come, Holy Spirit” – A selection of prayers and invocations
• Have the Gifts of the Spirit Ceased? and Preparing Children for a Spirit-filled Life, by Jerry Munk
• Sweet Manna from the Son’s Heart, verse by Edith Stein
• Godly Hobbits: On the Pentecostalism of Tolkien’s Inspired Heroes, by Lance Nixon




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August / September 2015 • Vol. 81
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God’s Word Is Truth
“Father, sanctify them in your truth, your word is truth” – John 17:16
 
• In This Issue: What Is Truth?
• Man’s Mind in God’s Perspective, by Bruce Yocum, and Our Mind Matters, by Steve Clark
• The World and Its Myths, and The Myth of Tolerance, by Carlos Mantica
• The Truth Will Set You Free, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• An Enculturated People, by Bob Tedesco
• Love and Truth: A Plea for Intolerance, by Fulton J. Sheen
• Tolerance Decoded, by Bobby Maddex
• Speaking the Truth in Love by R.R. Reno
• Helping Youth See the Truth, by Michael Shaughnessy
• Finding Peace Through Christ, by Jerel Merrill, and God Is My Rock, by Peter Mayoros
• Broken and Beautiful, by Chelsea Duff, and Called, by Fran Dunlop
• He Ain't Done With Me Yet, by Ryan Corr, and God Is Enough For Me, by Grace Fahd
• Report on the New Movements Conference in Glasgow, by Mike Jordan
• “Take Me Higher Up - Being Accountable for Our Lives Before God” – men’s conference report,
  by Cosmos Misquita

• The Role of Fatherhood in Faith, Family, and Culture, by Dr. Paul Vitz
• Father Knows Best, and Authority Under Fire, by Michael Shaughnessy
• The Choices You Make, and An Inheritance Awaits, by Tom Caballes
• The Inner Captivity of We Who Are Free… And What We Can Do About It,
by Sam Williamson 
• Overcoming Chronic Sin, by Sam Williamson
• The Hunting of the Bees: Two Poems, by Sean O’Neill

• Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, by Peter Kreeft

 



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October / November 2015 • Vol. 82
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Speak God's Word with Boldness

“When they had prayed... they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and spoke the word of God with boldness.” – Acts 4:31

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• Kairos International – Raising Young Disciples to Maturity
• Kairos Arise! Asia 2015 Conference and Kairos Iberoamerica Conference 2015
• Training a New Generation of Kairos Student Leaders, by Sarah Bick,
Michael Potter, Cathy Holmes,
Paul Fletcher
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Reflections by Kairos Student Leaders, by Mark McMorrow,
Marta Cwierz, Andrew Warwick, Asia Mrowiec
• The Lovely Commission: A New Resource for Young Women,
• Arm Me For Battle by Ellie Giles, and Be Bold by Kimi Butler 
• India Mission Trip, by Mike Robinson & Fiona Lee
• Get Set 2015 – University Christian Outreach Retreat in Auckland, New Zealand
• My GAP Year in Glasgow, by Mariah Waraksa
• Roots Away from Home, by Paula Arce, and Knowing God Is Like Swimming in a Lake, by Stephen Bick

• “Hear, O Daughter... Listen to Me" An Update from Members of the Bethany Association of Women Living Single for the Lord
• When Less Is More – What are the challenges and rewards of intentionally remaining single? by Dave Quintana
• On the Gift of Singleness, by Barry Danylak

• “Please Be Patient – God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet," by Tom Caballes
• Called to Ecumenical Community, by Laura McAllister
• Vision for Christian Community, by Bob Tedesco
• “At Last, an Ally On the Horizon…," A reflection by Roger Foley
•
Nature of Hope – Scenes from Lebanon, recent paintings by Jamie Treadwell



2014


January 2014 • Vol. 71
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April/May 2014 • Vol. 73
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    Extending God's Kingdom on Earth

“This Good News of the kingdom will be proclaimed to the whole world 
as a witness to all the nations” (Matthew 24:14)


June/July 2014 • Vol. 74
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The Fire of the Holy Spirit
“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Matthew 3:11 and Luke 3:16)




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October/November 2014 • Vol. 76
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Faith to Live By
“The life I now live... I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave his life for me” (Galatians 2:20)

• In This Issue: Living By Faith
• What Is Faith, and Growing In Faith, by Steve Clark
• How Come They Never Told Me, and From Evidence to Faith, by Carlos Mantica
• The Fruit of a Faith-filled Life, by Derek Prince
• Faith Is the Daily Bread that God Gives Us, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Speaking About Jesus Christ, and Earning the Right to Be Heard, by Jim Berlucchi
• A Scriptural Journey with the Followers of Jesus, and Zacchaeus' Encounter with Jesus, by Jeanne Kun
• Covenant Christian Community, by Bob Tedesco
• The Cutting Edge of Our Call as a Christian Community Is Simply to Be, by Roger Foley
• Giving Our All to God, by Tom Caballes
• Growing in Love as Brothers and Sisters in Christ, by Don Schwager
• The God of the Locks, and Transplant Shock, by Michael Shaughnessy
• Youth-Works Detroit and Youth Initiatives Belfast
• My Amazing Experience with Detroit Summer Outreach, by Chelsea Duff
• New Testament Affirmation of Singleness, by Dr. Barry Danylak
• New Growth and Update - Servants of the Word, Bethany Association, and Brotherhood of Hope
• Scenes from Lebanon - A New Art Series, by David Kurani
• Zacchaeus' Tall Tale, verse by Jeanne Kun




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December 2014 / January 2015 • Vol. 77
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Jesus Christ – Hope for All Peoples
“He will cause justice to be victorious – and his name will be the hope of all the world”
 
- Matthew 12:20,21 (NLT)


• In This Issue: What do we hope for?
• The Promise of the Lord’s Return, by Daniel Keating
• When Heaven Explodes with Color: We Await Our Blessed Hope, by John Yocum
• “I Stand at the Door and Knock,” An Advent Sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Citizens of Heaven, by Corrie Ten Boom
• Prayer is the Language of Hope, by Christoph Schonborn
• The Prayer of the Ever-living Christ, by Edith Stein
• Our Hearts Will Rise, An Advent Prayer and Song, by Ed Conlin

• Community Is a Sign of the Coming Kingdom, by Eberhard Arnold
• A Community of Disciples on Mission, by Bob Tedesco
• Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
• Training for Kairos Mission, by Paul Jordan, John Mamonluk, Christine Doyle, B.McGlinchey, C.Holmes
• Bible Week: Learning and Growing Together, by Mark McMorrow, Mary McCarthy, and Karl Ghosn
• We’re All Adolescents Now, and From Here to Maturity, by Tom Bergler
• What Is Wrong with the World? I Am and You Are!, by Tom Caballes
• Hearing God in Meditation , and Spiritual Lobotomy, by Sam Williamson
• Whole Likeness Are We? Being Formed in the Character of Christ, by Don Schwager
• God in the Manger at Bethlehem, An Advent / Christmas Sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• You Shall Call his Name Jesus, and Jesus: A Portrait of Humility, by Jeanne Kun



2013


January 2013 • Vol. 65
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Call to Greatness 
“I will show you a still more excellent way” 
(1 Corinthians 12:31)



Lent 2013 • Vol. 66
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More of Him – Less of Me 
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, 
if you have love for one another” (John 13:35)



April/May 2013 • Vol. 67
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June/July 2013 • Vol. 68
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August/September 2013 • Vol. 69
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January 2012 • Vol. 56
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February 2012 • Vol. 57
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March 2012 • Vol. 58
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April 2012 • Vol. 59
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May/June 2012 • Vol. 60
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July/August 2012 • Vol. 61
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• International Gathering of the Sword of the Spirit Coordinators May 2012
• Saints, Missionaries, and Martyrs
• Witnesses of Our Master, Jesus Christ, by Archbishop George Bacouni 
• Reflections from ICM Participants
• Youth Work and Mission Challenges, and The Juvenilization of Culture
• St. Juvenile Church, by Michael Shaughnessy
• What Is a Front End Digger Doing in Our Pool? by Roger Foley
• Confessions of a Man with a Sick Identity, by Sam Williamson
• Love Beyond Measure, by Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)
• You Can't Take It with You: Parable of the Rich Fool, by Jeanne Kun
• Surprised by Zeal, by PM Graham
• Joyful Weekend Retreat for Koinonia, by Camille Chippewa
• How I Found Christian Community, by Lucy Trewinnard
• A Showering of God's Favor, by Mark Jordan
• "Send Me, Lord", by Elyssa Fawaz
• Digging Deeper and Growing Stronger, by Marie-Sophie Vanderstuyft
• Learning to Plant: A Reflection on My GAP Year of Service, by Rebecca DePoe
• The Bone Surgeon: A Life-Changing Story: Part 1, by Andrzej Solecki
• Let Me Start from the Beginning: introduction to the book, by Andrzej Solecki
• Plague of Violence, Recent art work by Yvette Rock
• The Miraculous Insistence of Life, A poem by Sean O'Neill



September 2012 • Vol. 62
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• The Three Greatest Needs of the Christian Church , by Bob Tedesco
• Discipleship: For Super-Christians Only? by Dallas Willard
• Community of Disciples In and Through Jesus Christ, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 
• If Anyone Would Come After Me - the Cost of Discipleship, by Steve Clark

• Empowering a Generation in Mission, an interview with Sam Geleyn
• A Kairos Generation Ready to Serve, an interview with Leah Moran
• Dreaming Bold Dreams, by Laura McAllister
• Kicked Through the Door, by Aaron Galer
• Only Through God's Grace, by Will Cannon

• Fully Engaged, Fully Betrothed, by Joanie Nath
• I Wonder If We Are All Spiritually Insane? by Sam Williamson
• The Bone Surgeon: My Great Revolution, Chapter 5, by Andrzej Solecki
• Bonfire, Bicycle and Freaks, Chapter 6, by Andrzej Solecki
• From Seed to Tree, writer Amin Kurani and artist Jamie Treadwell
• The Hill, a poem by Sean O'Neill



October/November 2012 • Vol. 63
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Love and Friendship 
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity (Proverbs 17:17)

• Reflections on Friendship, by Dave Quintana 
• Friendship, Health, & Wisdom are Essential, by Augustine of Hippo (354-430) 
• Cementing Friendship with Brotherly Love & Mutual Care, by John Chrysostom 
• Love and Friendship, by Christoph Schφnborn
• Christ's Example of Love and Friendship, by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

• From Father to Son: Things My Dad Taught Me About Life, by Ted Kennedy
• Trust Your Strengths/Know Your Limits, One Dad/One Father, by Ted Kennedy
• Empty Until Filled With Him, by Mary Schaefer
• Finding God's Glory in Broken Places, by Camille Chippewa

• Perseverance and the Strength to Finish Well, by Don Schwager
• The Spiritual Quagmire of Self-Esteem, by Sam Williamson
• Movie Master, by Michael Shaughnessy
• He's Not My Superhero, by Dr. Dan Keating

• The Bone Surgeon: “Don’t Drink!” and Staszek’s Story, Ch 7, by Andrzej Solecki
• Adventures With the Light of the Word, Chapter 8, by Andrzej Solecki
• Scenes From the Holy Land, watercolors by David Kurani
• There's a Wideness in God's Mercy, poem Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)



December 2012 • Vol. 64
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Jesus Christ – Ruler of All 
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever” (Revelations 11:15)

• The Son of Man, by Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) 
• The Spirit Prepares Us to Receive the Son of God, by Irenaeus of Lyons (130-200) 
• Exalted Over All: the Victory of the Redeemer, by Steve Clark
• The Two Comings of Christ, by Thomas Hopko 

• Prisoners of Hope: Reflections for Advent, by Dave Quintana
• Scripture Reflections on the House of David, by Jeanne Kun
• Jesus: A Portrait of Kingship, by Jeanne Kun

• A Broken Man and a Broken City, by Martin Jordan
• Learning to Love, by Thomas Ryan
• Personal Encounters, by Finja Schmidt
• Breaking Barriers and Buiding Bonds Across Borders, by Stephen Bick
• Serving the Dying of Kolkota and Filled With God's Blessing, by Marc Barbara

• The Debtor Who Wouldn't Go Away, by Ted Kennedy
• Waiting to Honor, by Ted Kennedy
• Who Needs a Life of Purpose? by Sam Williamson
• Christ Ruler of All: Portraying the Lord in early Christian Art, by Don Schwager

• David, Prototype of Jesus the Anointed Messiah, by Damasus Winzen, OSB
• He Lived Among Us: A Christmas reflection, by Jean Andres
• Glory Cry the Angel Choirs, by Ed Conlin
 


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