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Celtic Spirituality and Formation

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Tracy Balzer (right) was the guest for this edition of Ancient-Future Faith radio. She is the director of Christian Formation at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. ...

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New Orientation… The Spirituality of the Psalms

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In this episode of Ancient-Future Faith, guest Ellen Koehler (right) was in the studio to talk about an upcoming Lenten series at Epiclesis (an Ancient-Future Faith Church in Sacram...

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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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In the Cross

Donald Richmond:

In the cross is salvation, in the cross is life, in the cross is protection from our enemies, in the cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness, in the cross of strength of mind, in t...

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Dr. Carla Waterman: Exile, Imagination and the God of Steadfast Love

Video Content: At June, 2016's annual AFFN Convocation, Network member Dr. Carla Waterman presented a memorably rich teaching entitled, “Exile, Imagination and the God of Steadfast Love.”

The prese...

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What’s Missing from Our Worship?

Marc Brown:

One of the qualities that makes the Edward Hopper painting "Nighthawks" memorable (right) is the large amount of empty space. In a painting that covers 84 x 152 cm, there are only four ...

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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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Don’t Just Tell Me What You Believe: Lex Orandi-Lex Credendi and its Implications for Evangelical Worship

Marc Brown:

Every week I plan worship for my church’s worship services. Our church has four of them; one is traditional, led by choir and orchestra and the other three are modern, led by band and v...

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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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