Thomas Kelly (1893-1941) was a Quaker philosopher and writer. Kelly’s son wrote a biography of his father (see here), in which he tells of what happened when Kelly was sent to Nazi Germany in the summer of 1938, out of concern for the welfare of Quakers who were feeling the oppression of life under Hitler.
Question Regarding your blog on being spiritually minded in Rom 8:6, how do you run a business and move forward without some thought to the earthly side of things? The Bible says: For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Phil 4:6). “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17). How often do you pray to God? Early in my Christian walk, I found I could pray without ceasing. Or near enough! That’s not a boast.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking
Two theologians were debating a passage of Scripture when the first one quoted a famous scholar supporting his position. “I don’t care about what he believes,” the other replied. “I care about what I believe!” You have your beliefs. So do I. We all do. Millions. About all manner of subjects. That is perfectly normal.
Each spring, I have the very best intentions of raising a bountiful garden. But by each fall, all I have is a tangled weedy mess and barely a handful of cherry tomatoes to show for it. Any idea why? I recently heard two folksy illustrations comparing the Christian life to farming and gardening that shed
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds (Acts 7:22). And with all that pagan learning, what was the first thing Moses did out of the gate to serve God? He murdered an Egyptian! Moses was forty years old at the time (Acts 7:23)—my age.
The diamond industry has long been marred by violence and exploitation—hence the term “blood diamonds.” That tragic reality has helped fuel efforts to discover ways to make synthetic diamonds. Recently, German scientists were able to make diamonds out of peanut butter! The process involved applying staggering amounts of pressure over a few weeks to the
How can you be holy? How can you live a “deeper” life with Christ? I am reading a biography of Anthony Norris Groves, written by G. H. Lang. So far, it is excellent. Groves was one of the pioneers of the faith missions movement—he went to the mission field without salary or support and depended
My friend Allen Rea is always reading inspiring Christian biographies, and I often ask him for recommendations. Frankly, although I read a lot, I do not read many biographies. But Allen inspired me to pick some up. For example, I’m currently reading a biography of Robert Chapman, who became influential among the Plymouth Brethren. Apparently,