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February - March 2020 • Vol. 108
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Living Faith – Persevering Trust
“Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
– John 11:40








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June - Pentecost 2020 • Vol. 110
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July - August 2020 • Vol. 111
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September / October 2020 • Vol. 112
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2019

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December 2018 / January 2019 • Vol. 101
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Christ In Us – The Hope of Glory – Colossians 1:27

“For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
 – Colossians 1:19-20

• Intro to This Issue: Christ – The Hope of Glory
• Why Ecumenism and Living Together in Unity Matters, by Bob Tedesco
• Christian Community – A Reality Created by God, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• An Exchange of Gifts, Dan Keating & Walking Together in the Spirit, Pope Francis, Archbishop.Justin Welby
• Visible Sign of Unity Is Communitarian, by Raniero Cantalamessa, & Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

• Responding to the Lavish Love of God, and Worry-free Living: Is It Possible? by Tom Caballes
• Greatness of Heart: The Virtue of Magnanimity and Giving the Best We Have, by Don Schwager

• Community of Christ the Redeemer 40th Anniversary, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
• Charis – a new International Service for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and Jean Barbara's role


• Mission and Offering, by Dave Hughes, and Training Young Kairos Leaders in South America
• Choosing Discipleship as Pilgrims: Women’s Recollection Day, by Michelle Clarence
• Reach, Call, Form, and Send! By Andrew Davignon and Peter DeMarais
• New Sword of the Spirit page on Facebook - connecting community members worldwide

• Invaded, and Our Biggest Problem Is Our Heroism, by Sam Williamson
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Heaven's Light: A new worship music album by St. Paul's Outreach
• A Selection of Reflections and Homilies on Advent and Christmas Season
• “Let there be Light” – Reflections on Light, Color & Relationship with God: Part 2 - Color Red, by Ros Yates



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February - March 2019 • Vol. 102
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• In This Issue: Following Christ Together in Community
• The Gospel As the Costly Adventure of Discipleship, by Dan Keating
• If Anyone Would Come After Me, by Steve Clark
• The Joy of Discipleship, and The Visible Community of Faith, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• The Choosing of the Twelve, by Fulton J. Sheen, and Twelve Men, by G. K. Chesterton


• Surrendering Your Whole Life to God, by Kim Smith
• A Yes Like Theirs, by Mary Rose Jordan
• Deepening Our Love for God, and The Trap of Hypocrisy, by Tom Caballes
  
• Shut Down by a Sneer, and How Do We Measure the Fruit of Our Lives? by Sam Williamson


• On Misguided Adventures and Breeding Spotted Mice, by A.W. Tozer
• A Thief Named Comparison: The Truth Shall Set You Free, by Jacqueline Giles

• I Came to Know and Love Him, by Esa Vance, and Kairos Mission Trip, by Mark Nitkiewicz
• Is Christianity Hard or Easy? by C.S. Lewis


• That Fair Beguiling Thread – Prayer Poems for Every Occasion, by Sean O'Neill
• Holy, Holy, Holy: Isaiah’s Call and Mission – and Ours, by Tom Mangan
• Spiritual Food for the Forty Days of Lent: Hunger for More of God’s Nourishing Word
• It Is I, Be Not Afraid, poem and Surrender to God, reflection for Lent, by John Henry Newman



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April - May 2019 • Vol. 103
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A Living Bulwark of Disciples on Mission
 

“I am writing so that you may know how to conduct yourself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth”
– 1 Timothy 3:15

• In This Issue: Being a Bulwark that Serves God's Purposes
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On Mission: Being a Bulwark, and Part 2: A Life that Wants to Share Itself, by Steve Clark
• “Reading the Signs of the Times by Bruce Yocum and Bernard Stock
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Living Stones, by Dan Keating, and Taking Our Place in the Bulwark, by Bob Tedesco
• Unity and Growth: Study on Ephesians 4, by Derek Prince

• Born into a Battle: Living a Christian Way of Life in a Secular Society, by Jerry Munk
• The Attack on God's Word – And the Response, by Ralph Martin
• The Gospel of the Kingdom and Liberating the Captives, by Michael Harper
• Love Stronger Than Death:21 Coptic Martyrs & A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,by Martin Luther


• Young Professionals on Mission, by Mike Shaughnessy
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The Eternal Weight of Glory Awaits, by Tom Caballes
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Rewiring My Fears, and Meeting Jesus in Mystery, by Sam Williamson
• Can Beauty Change the World? A Reflection by Maria from The Lovely Commission


• Awakened to Eternity: A Spiritual Journey of Poems for Passiontide and Easter, Jeanne Kun
• The Son of God Goes Forth to War, sung by Will Cannon
• The Incarnate, Crucified, and Risen Lord: Reflections on Christ's Victory Over Sin and Death
• Let There Be Light: Part 3 – Orange, Yellow, Green, On Art, Nature, & Christ, by Ros Yates




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June - July 2019 • Vol. 104
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Extending God's Kingdom
 
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you – and you shall be my witnesses to the ends of the earth” – Acts 1:8

• In This Issue: Extending God's Kingdom
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“Reading the Signs of the Times: Prepare for Trials, but also for Glory, by Bruce Yocum
• The De-Christianizing of Western Society, by Steve Clark
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An Enculturated People: An Obstacle to Building Christian Community? by Bob Tedesco
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Ecumenism of Discipleship, by James Kushiner & A Crown of Thorns for Unity, Michael Harper
 


• Thy Kingdom Come: An Ecumenical Global Prayer Movement – Ascension Day to Pentecost
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Extending God's Kingdom as a Community of Disciples on Mission
, by Carlos Mantica 
• Salt of the Empire: Families and Communities Evangelizing the World, by Mike Aquilina
• The Palm of Martyrdom & The Kingdom of Heaven Suffers Violence, by Gregory the Great

• “Sit at My Right Hand” Royal and Messianic Psalms, by Jeanne Kun
• Moms On Mission, by Amy Hughes
• Promoting Christian Unity in the Sword of the Spirit, A North American Report by Joe Donovan
• Bethany Association 10th Anniversary, An Update Report


• From Seed to Tree, and Spreading the Joy, by Amin Kurani
• Living with Thorns of the Flesh, and Saying No to the Blame Game, by Tom Caballes
• When You Lie..., and Do We Know What We Worship? by Sam Williamson
• Come, Holy Spirit: Prayers, Poems, Meditations, and Homilies




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August - September 2019 • Vol. 105
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Covenant Relationships and Life Together

“I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations” – Isaiah 42:6

• In This Issue: Covenant Life Together - A Prophetic Sign of Restoration
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Restoring Covenant Life & Relationships: The Lord’s Response, by Bob Tedesco
• Covenant Community & Church - A Work of the Spirit, by Steve Clark
• Our Beginnings in Covenant Community - A Worldwide Work of God, by Bruce Yocum
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Walking Toward the Covenant, by Jean Vanier, and The Covenant of Grace, by Peter Toon


• Something Old, Something New: Grandparents on Mission, by Pili Galvan-Abouchaar
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Becoming a Man: Grandfathers Helping Boys Become Responsible Men, by James Munk  
• On Being Inter-generational, by Jerry Munk, & Why Early Christians Celebrated the Lord's Day
• Feast or Famine, and How Should We Celebrate? by Bernard Stock


• Back to the Future: What Will Determine the Shape of the Future, by Mike Shaughnessy
• Grace To Be, by Stephanie Smith, and Do You Not Care, Jesus? by Lynne May
• God's Grace Abounds, and The Sum of All Fears, by Tom Caballes
• Trusting Doubt, and Don’t Believe Your Own Headlines, by Sam Williamson

• Reaching Out in Faith - The Woman with a Flow of Blood, by Jeanne Kun
• Prayer Before a Difficult Task: From Prayer Poems for Every Occasion, by Sean O'Neill
• A New Spirit, A new worship song by Joseph Mathias and Will Cannon
• Homage to God's Beautiful Creation, Watercolors by David Kurani



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October / November 2019 • Vol. 106
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Compelling Love – Redeeming Truth
“Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body.. grows so that it builds itself up in love” – Ephesians 4:15-16


• In This Issue: The Great Commandment and Life Together
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Controlled by the Love of Christ, by Tadhg Lynch
• Freedom in Truth - Unity in Love, & The Greatest Good that Surpasses All, by Don Schwager
• The Meaning of Christian Love, & Practical Ways to Love God

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Loving One Another with Affection, Respect, and Willing Service, by Steve Clark 

• A Legacy of Steadfast Love and Faithfulness, by Sarah Williamson
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Christian Love & Human Desire, by Mark Kinzer  
• On Falling in Love and Other Such Ailments, by Carlos Mantica
• Love Is Love - But Sex Is Sex, - Essential Foundation of Authentic Marriage, by Tyler Blanski


• The Disciple's Prayer, by Bob Tedesco, & The More Excellent Way, by John Wesley
• That Your Prayers Be Not Hindered, by Jerry Munk, & Child-Centered Parenting, Paul Dinolfo
• From Caterpillars to Butterflies, & Use Me, Lord! by Tom Caballes
• A Bulwark of God's Word & People: St. Jerome & the Bible, by Benedict XVI, Letter by Francis

• Kairos Updates: SWOT, Yes Retreat, Fiji 
• Mary Magdalene: A Portrait of Love Stronger than Death, by Jeanne KunMary Magdalene: A Portrait of Love Stronger than Death, by Jeanne Kun
• He Loves Me - He Loves Me Not, & Our Agendas Crucify God's Life in Us, by Sam Williamson
• A Miracle-Working Intercessor: St. Charbel, by Fady Noun


 Christian Love & Human Desire, by Mark Kinzer   • On Falling in Love and Other Such Ailments, by Carlos Mantica • Love Is Love - But Sex Is Sex, - Essential Foundation of Authentic Marriage, by Tyler Blanski

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December 2019 / January 2020 • Vol. 107
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Seizing Hope in Turbulent Times
“Seize the hope set before us... as a sure & steadfast anchor of the soul”
– Hebrews 6:18,19



2018

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December 2017 / January 2018 • Vol. 95
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One In Christ Jesus
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free – for you are all one in Christ Jesus” – Galatians 3:28
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• Intro to This Issue: "You Are All One In Christ Jesus"
• On the Path Toward Unity, by Dan Keating
• In Praise of Ecumenical Courtesy, by Dave Hughes
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Convergent Ecumenism, by John Yocum
• Embracing God’s Call to Love, Unity, & Mission – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 2018

• Devoted to Spiritual Realities of Life Together in Christ, by Bob Tedesco
• The Christian Way: A Statement by Evangelicals and Catholics Together
• Re-Formation Today: What the twenty-first-century Church needs most, by George WeigeI
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Called to Ecumenical Christian Community, Reflections by Mary Rose, Miguel, Rami, and Arthur

• Getting Real with God: Hannah's Expectant Plea, by Jeanne Kun
• Finding My Joy in the One Who Satisfies, by Maeve Buganski
• When Trusting in the Lord Doesn’t Work, by Sam Williamson
• Being a Light in the Darkness, and Investing in the Best That Is Yet to Come, by Tom Caballes



• Intentional Discipleship Goals, and A Christian Worldview & Age Appropriate Goals, Michael Shaughnessy
• Your Life Is Not Your Own: Summer Household for University Christian Men in Ann Arbor, by Will Cannon
• • Forming University Aged Men in Discipleship: A Mission Household Program in Lebanon, by Tagh Lynch
• Summer Frontline Mission in Malysia, and Serving Until It Hurts: Summer Mission in Mexico


• God does not elect the excellent but brings the elect to excellence, Emmanuel Community in Aleppo
• What Led Me to Write a Book on Divine Time Management, by Elizabeth Grace Saunders
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A Selection of Reflections and Homilies on Advent and Christmas Season
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For Whom the Bell Tolls and No Man Is an Island, by John Donne, and Born This Eve, Poem by Lynne May

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February / March 2018 • Vol. 96
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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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April / May 2018 • Vol. 97
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God Has Come to Dwell in Us
“Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you – So glorify God in your body” – 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20




.June Issue 2018
June / July 2018 • Vol. 98
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Worship in Spirit and Truth
"The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him."  – John 4:23



August Issue 2018.
August / September 2018 • Vol. 99
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Martyrs of Jesus – Rev. 17:6
“They have conquered Satan 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




October - November
                                            Issue 2018.
October / November 2018 • Vol. 100
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Beholding His Beauty – Psalm 27:4
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  – Matthew 5:8


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December 2018 / January 2019 • Vol. 101
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Christ In Us – The Hope of Glory – Colossians 1:27

“For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
 – Colossians 1:19-20



• Intro to This Issue: Giving Thanks on the Occasion of our 100th Issue
• Living the Beatitudes as Christ Has Taught Us, by Steve Clark
• Joy Unspeakable,
and Searching for Love in Today's Morally Confused World, by Peter Kreeft
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“The Glorifier and the Glorified” by C.S. Lewis, and Spiritual Fulfillment, by Gregory the Great


• From Glory to Glory: Transformation in Christ, a teaching series by Dan Keating
• Costly, Difficult & Inconvenient Love for God, & Being Pruned - Bearing Fruit, by Tom Caballes 
• Jesus the Good Shepherd: 22nd Anniversary Celebrations, by Anita Andrade
• Updates on Servants of the Word, and Brotherhood of Hope


• Sexual Purity: Beyond Legalism, by Steve Clark
• Is Chastity an Outdated Virtue? by C.S. Lewis,
and The Full Body of Truth, by Nancy Pearcey 
• Key to Purity, by Johan Cristoph Arnold, and The Courage to Be Chaste, by Benedict Groeschel
• Purity as a Positive Virtue: The Mystery of Christian Sexuality, by Dietrich Von Hildebrand

• Oh Beauty Ancient And So New, Late Have I Loved Thee, Augustine's Prayer by Ed Conlin
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The Unknown: Reflection and Poem, by Mary McCarthy

• Call and Challenge of Growing in Community, by Alina Garcia and Sarahi Anleu
• Youth on Fire - Fiji Conference

• Oh Beauty Ancient And So New, Late Have I Loved Thee, Augustine's Prayer by Ed Conlin • The Unknown: Reflection and Poem, by Mary McCarthy • Call and Challenge of Growing in Community, by Alina Garcia and Sarahi Anleu

• Vandalizing God, by Sam Williamson
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What's Wrong with the World: On the Madness of Modern Ideals, by G.K. Chesterton
• Truth, Goodness, and Beauty; The Three Transcendentals, by Peter Kreeft
• “Let there be Light” - Reflections on Light, Color & Our Relationship with God, by Ros Yates

• Intro to This Issue: Christ – The Hope of Glory
• Why Ecumenism and Living Together in Unity Matters, by Bob Tedesco
• Christian Community – A Reality Created by God, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• An Exchange of Gifts, Dan Keating & Walking Together in the Spirit, Pope Francis, Archbishop.Justin Welby
• Visible Sign of Unity Is Communitarian, by Raniero Cantalamessa, & Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

• Responding to the Lavish Love of God, and Worry-free Living: Is It Possible? by Tom Caballes
• Greatness of Heart: The Virtue of Magnanimity and Giving the Best We Have, by Don Schwager

• Community of Christ the Redeemer 40th Anniversary, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
• Charis – a new International Service for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and Jean Barbara's role


• Mission and Offering, by Dave Hughes, and Training Young Kairos Leaders in South America
• Choosing Discipleship as Pilgrims: Women’s Recollection Day, by Michelle Clarence
• Reach, Call, Form, and Send! By Andrew Davignon and Peter DeMarais
• New Sword of the Spirit page on Facebook - connecting community members worldwide

• Invaded, and Our Biggest Problem Is Our Heroism, by Sam Williamson
• 
Heaven's Light: A new worship music album by St. Paul's Outreach
• A Selection of Reflections and Homilies on Advent and Christmas Season
• “Let there be Light” – Reflections on Light, Color & Relationship with God: Part 2 - Color Red, by Ros Yates
• Vandalizing God, by Sam Williamson