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Will You Ask the Blessing? Blessing in Spirit and in Truth

Dr. Connie C. Bull:

A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen. -John O’Donohue, Irish poet & priest (1956-2008)

Will you offer the blessing?  We ...

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A Conversation with Dr. Rick Asche

Audio Content: Dr. Rick Asche, a recent graduate of the Institute for Worship Studies and a long-time pastor, was the guest on this edition of "Ancient-Future Faith," a radio program sponsored by Epic...

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A Litany of Little

 

Donald Richmond:

My wife and I have just enjoyed another anniversary. Celebrating this event has also encouraged me to reflect upon the entire sweep of our meeting, dating, engagement, marriage and honeymoon.

largeOur honeymoon was spent in Scotland. The preparative process was simple, direct, without any fuss or bother. We threw some clothes in two knapsacks, drove to the airport, boarded the plane, and arrived in England, then in Scotland, nine hours later. Joy!

This is no longer what happens. My wife now packs her bags for a solid week, fills two trunks of luggage that could each serve as a small home for newlyweds, unpacks, repacks, decides upon what she should not take, and finally padlocks her bulging luggage for the journey. Of course, as the dutiful husband who only totes a knapsack, I carry her semi-trailers as well.

Often, when we finally board the plane, I look lovingly at my bride and cry, “DUDE, WHERE IS MY WIFE? WHAT DID YOU DO TO THE WOMAN I MARRIED?!” That is, in other words, what has happened to my knapsack wife? What has happened to the freewheeling vagabond, the would-be “hippie,” I married? I want my knapsack wife back!

I am still of the opinion that we only need a little for our travels. A knapsack over the shoulder will do, unless we are journeying for a month on the Camino De Santiago. But, of course, that would be a rare exception. On most occasions, a little is enough.

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The Imitation of Christ: Original Art by Donald Richmond

Donald Richmond:

Self Portrait: Donald Richmond

The Imitation of Christ, purportedly written and/or compiled by Thomas á Kempis, is one the most beloved and important books within the Christian ...

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Dr. Jacob Kaufman: A Pedagogical Case Study for Worship Leaders on Prayer

Video Content: At June, 2016's annual AFFN Convocation, Network member Dr. Jacob Kaufman presented "Synthesis and Summary: Applying Ancient-Future Principles in Evangelical Worship Traditions” and led...

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The Concretization of Spiritual Ideals

D.H. Williams:

The following is an address that Dr. Williams gave to the June, 2016, conference sponsored by the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient-Evangelical Future at the Trinity School of M...

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Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction: Bridging the Invisible Divide

Donald Richmond:

Fathers William Barry and William Connolly, in their highly respected The Practice of Spiritual Direction, have written one of the most widely accepted definitions of this discipli...

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Simply Jesus

Donald Richmond:

“And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip…saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.”                                 ...

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Psalms Test

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