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Christian Literature & Living is a monthly online journal devoted to the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ through literature, and through living according to His Word. We wish to introduce our readers to the best Christian literature, Christian devotionals, counseling, and to the understanding of the relevance of the Word of God in our daily life, in popular language. Christian Literature & Living is a cross-cultural journal, focusing on Christian literature written in all the languages, and Christian living around the world. We learn by listening to and reading our brothers and sisters in Christ from all around the world. We believe that any creative writing with literary sensibilities that focuses on the presence and life-changing ministry of Jesus Christ is Christian literature. We believe that we all need the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to live a life according to His Word. Christian literature and other writings anointed by the Holy Spirit help us to develop a personal relationship with Jesus as the Lord and Savior.
- THE SPIRIT'S PASSION
A Book of Christ-centered Poems and Free Verse
by ... Pastor Harold Brokke.
If I could live my life to do my will,
And so control all that I want to be;
Choose every day to please my selfish soul
And live my life on earth to favor me,
I'd have no better life than I could plan;
I'd know the sadness of a self-made man.
- FETAL PARTS RESEARCH - THE MORAL DIMENSIONS by ... Prof. Chris Kaczor.
The fight against diseases, especially these serious diseases causing
untold suffering for many people, must be continuous and heroic. Even
though fetal research does not hold the certainty but only a possibility
of cures for such diseases, such possibilities should be
realized if one has the resources and there is no moral impediment to
doing so. But there remains the question. Is there a moral impediment to such research? Should the ethical
question even be raised?
- AN ANCIENT APOLOGY FOR GLOBALIZATION
FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES by ... Mark E. Roberts, Ph.D..
Acts justifies the globalizing of Christian faith by showing how the earliest leaders did not think of it and even resisted it; by showing how the broadening of church membership to include non-Jews fulfilled various ancient Hebrew prophecies that all early Christians would hold to be authentic and authoritative; so that the globalism of early Christianity was not a human decision or action but the expression of God's clear will.
- THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPERANCE
OR WHY NONE OF US THINKS WE BUY TOO MUCH by ... Prof. Randall Smith
Do secular newspapers ask that we sell everything and follow Jesus? These are people who can't decide what they want. They are enthralled by the poverty, chastity, and obedience of a simple Franciscan friar, but they despise the Church that preaches the value of poverty, chastity, and obedience to a culture uncomfortable with that message. Temperance is undeniably compelling: the temperance of someone like Mother Teresa or Gandhi or even the temperance of the Gulf War soldiers who, unlike the rest of us, are willing to give up so many of the pleasures and comforts America has to offer in order to defend what we hold dear. Such bold and brazen examples of temperance remain strangely compelling, even in (or perhaps especially in) America's unremittingly consumerist culture.
- SHAMGAR: GOD'S UNKNOWN WARRIOR by ... Pastor Dave Strem and James W. Skeen
Scripture is filled with
references to ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things. This
paper is about such an individual. This paper is about an ordinary man
who did an extraordinary thing because he and God partnered together
to fight against a common enemy. Shamgar is an interesting figure. Only one verse acknowledges Shamgar's
role in the history of Israel: "After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath rescued
Israel. He killed six hundred Philistines with an oz goad (3:31)."
- How Do Young People View Presecution?
- PERSECUTION AS SMALL POTATOES! by ... John Clancy.
- NEITHER MARTYRDOM NOR PERSECUTION HAS
CHANGED THAT MUCH! by ... Gavin Hills.
- ENEMIES FROM WITHOUT, ENEMIES FROM WITHIN
The Church and Its Struggle
With the World and With Itself by ... Nathaniel Bupp.
- PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH by ... Tom Griffin.
- WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF PERSECUTION ON THE CHURCH? by ... Marjolein Majoor.
- REASONS FOR PERSECUTION IN THE EARLY CHURCH IN ROME AND KOREA by ... Mikyoung Kim.
- PERSECUTION AND HERESY, A.D. 70-312 by ... Joshua Hollis.
- WHY THIS SUFFERING? by ... Tim Griffin.
- THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL AND THE AGE OF PERSECUTION by ... Matthew Berry.
- PERSECUTION - FRIEND OR FOE? by ... Jason Hache.
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