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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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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

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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

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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
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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
“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
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
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


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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

• 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
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. 90
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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

• 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
The Duquesne Retreat Weekend that Ignited the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, by Patti Gallagher Mansfield and Dave Mangan  
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

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April / May 2017 • Vol. 91
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Jesus Christ is Lord

  “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord’” – Philippians 2:10

• Intro to This Issue: I Will Pour Out My Spirit Generously, Lavishly, and Continually
Jesus Is Lord, by Carlos Mantica, and The Empowered Christian Life, by J.I. Packer
• Joy in the Midst of Suffering:New Birth Through Christ's Resurrection Fills Us with Hope, by Daniel Keating
• The Number One Grace of Pentecost: Empowered Life in Community, by Bob Tedesco
• Spiritual Gifts - Manifestations of God’s Presence and Power for Christian Communities, by Steve Clark 

• A Time of Perpetual Pentecost, by Michelle Moran
• The Beginnings of Life in the Spirit Seminars, by Steve Clark
• Jesus Is Lord: Impact of the Kansas City Charismatic Renewal Conference 1977, by Kevin Ranaghan
• A New Heart and Call to Ecumenism and Building Communities, by Dorothy Ranaghan
• A Second Baptism in the Holy Spirit, by Raniero Cantalamessa
• Establishing an Int'l Renewal Office, by Ralph Martin

• A Life-changing Encounter Through Life in the Spirit Seminars and Covenant Community, by Maryanne Hall
• Rebuilding Walls and Widening Dwellings: An Update Report from Emmanuel in Aleppo, by Andre Coudini
Wonderfully Made, by Maggie Schmidt, and Heritage - Kairos Weekend in Europe 2017, by Nate Morrow
• Outside My Comfort Zone,
and Strength in Sincerity, by Stephen Giles

• Intro to 500th Reformation Anniversary
• Justification: A Summary of Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue and Joint Agreement
• Faith is not Opposed to Love: Clarification on “By Faith Alone” by Benedict XVI
• Joint Statement on the Gift of Salvation

The Spiritual Meaning of Fasting, by Carlos Alonso Vargas
• Joy and Happiness Are an Inside Job, by Tom Caballes  
• The Pig in London and the Lamb in Israel, by Sam Williamson

•  A Feast of Spiritual Readings for Holy Week, Easter Season, and Pentecost
The Habit of Perfection, A poem by Gerard Manly Hopkins
• Meeting On the High Road, A poem by Sean O'Neill

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June / July 2017 • Vol. 92
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The Fire of the Holy Spirit
  “There appeared to them tongues as of fire... and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” – Acts 2:3,4

• Intro to This Issue: The Fire and Fruit of the Holy Spirit

• The Holy Spirit as the Water of Life, by Steve Clark
On Fire for God, by Tom Caballes
• The Strategy of the Spirit: Charismatic Renewal and the Church Today, by Larry Christenson
• The Sober Intoxication of the Spirit, by Raniero Cantalamessa  

• The Fruit of the Holy Spirit, by Derek Prince
• The Fruit of Unity in Our Families and Communities, by Bob Tedesco
• We Must Stand Together, Vinson Synan
• Growing Unity Among Charismatic Covenant Communties, by Paul Dinolfo

• Comunidade a Boa Nova (the Good News Community), by Joγo Perloiro   
The Word of Life, A Commentary on the Prologue to the First Letter of John, by Daniel Keating  
• God Can Use Anybody, by Charles Simpson
• Brokenness:The Necessary Step for Change and Growth, by John Keating

• Awake O Sleeper: Pastoral Priorities for Building Committed Families & Communities, by Bob Tedesco
• Building Communities of Fraternal Care, Service, and Mission Together: An Interview with Dave Hughes
• A Reconnaisance Flight - To Survey Why Things that Went So Well Are Now in a Mess, by Carlos Mantica
• Willpower, by Sam Williamson, and Dead Weight, by Tom Caballes

• “I Delight in Your Will,” A New Song by Joseph Mathias and Interview by Martin Steinbereithner  
• Youth Presentations to Syriac Orthodox
Joy in Detroit, by Joe Mahony, and Sing a New Song to the Lord! by Aoife-Marie Buckley
• Spiritual Reading Resources for Pentecost, Life in the Spirit, and Gifts of the Spirit

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August/ September 2017 • Vol. 93
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October / November 2017 • Vol. 94
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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

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
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
• 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

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
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

• 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

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

• 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
Our Weapons in Spiritual Warfare, by Michael Harper
• The New Dark Ages, By GK Chesterton
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”
Ephesians 6:17,18

• 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

• 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
Beacons of Light – Kairos Youth Gather in Malaysia 2016, by Pauline Marie Belmonte
• The Gap That God Chose for Me, by Alina Marνa Garcνa

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
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
• 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


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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 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

• 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
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


January 2014 • Vol. 71
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April/May 2014 • Vol. 73
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“This Good News of the kingdom will be proclaimed to the whole world 
as a witness to all the nations” (Matthew 24:14)

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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)