``You must not judge by the appearance of things
but by the reality!''
(John 7:24) Acts 17:11 Bible Studies Home Page
A challenging collection of bible verses
``Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord', will enter the kingdom
of heaven, but only he who does the will of my father who is in
heaven. Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not
prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform
many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, `I never knew you.
Away from me, you evildoers!' ''
A Love Story
essays by Dan Jenkins
``Most American Christians are only knowledgeable about God through the Book. However, while my natural father was alive, I did not know him through reading his book - especially since he never wrote a book. I knew my father because I lived with him and spent time with him. I knew his voice, his footstep and his moods. I knew he loved me because we had sufficient shared experiences to prove he loved me.
I have the same kind of "knowledge" of God in Christ Jesus. Walking in the Spirit is not the result of book study and application of book principles. Walking in the Spirit is living in the Spirit, being lead by the Spirit and communicating in the Spirit. The results are what the book points towards, but are impossible to experience merely by following book principles.''
``The Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua stocks several items of canned theology, or junk food for the soul, because so many people find them easier to swallow than the real thing. There are three basic flavors, conservative, liberal, and wacko.''
What I learned in the second twenty years of my life (by Glenn Miller)
Jesus Christ was a Dirty Hippy
We are World Christians (by Gordon Aeschliman)
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``We understand following Him means absolute death to ourselves. It costs everything to be His disciple. [We ask God:]
The Monk's Cell
``If you want to understand what water is you do not read about it in a book or see it in a picture... you dive in and swim. So it is with God.''
``Monks don't care about sex because they have something which is better. Monks don't mind if it is cold or dirty or lonely...because they have something which the world could not possibly imagine.''
Two Christianities (by Gary Zeolla)
Bible Anomalies: The First Church
A Song of Love
``You may have to change everything concerning your life to discover your life. You may have to let that old person die, then walk away and let the dead bury the dead. Move from this place to that place. Change from this job to that job. Lose your 'friends'. Embrace your 'enemies'. Faith. Hope. Trust. Courage. Never give up. Never give in. Every life has been affected. Every dream has been destroyed. Get on with your life, and get out of your way. Don't allow the way things seem, to become the way things are. The darker the night, the brighter the stars. Ask God to hold your hand. Ask God to carry you. Ask God to lift you up. Don?t lie down and wait for an answer, but flow with the water of the river of the system. And the trickle with which your meager life oozes along, will become an unstoppable, raging waterfall. Like the proverbial caterpillar, you will sprout wings.''
Mathematics and Christianity
Why do we keep our mouths shut? (by Hans Bodlaender, a computer scientist)
Why Christians believe
Should a Woman teach in Church? (by Ray Stedman)
Can a Christian Know for Sure ? (observations of a Muslim)
Christian Kissing for an Emotionally Constipated Nation
Good and Evil
Scriptorium of the Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua
``Most of these manuscripts explore the gray zone between good and evil... Warning to Fundamentalists: For you, these manuscripts are anathema and proscribed. You read them at the risk of excommunication by the people of your faith...''
Is It Right to Judge?
God - responsible also for evil
Is God in Control? (by Merle Hertzler, an Ex-Christian)
Important questions. Is your faith healthy enough to face them?
``Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around
like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.''
(1 Peter 5:8)
St. John Chrysostom On Fasting
Times Square Church Pulpit Series (a searchable library of sermons in many languages)
Peninsula Bible Church (Palo Alto, California)
The Spurgeon Archive
Links to Sermons (Christian Resource Directory)
World Evangelization Magazine of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
When You Come to The End of Yourself!
Love - In search for a reason for living (an online book)
Teaching Your Children Spiritual Truth
God of Pain?
by Rhoda Monihan
Das Zitat - Inspirierende Webseiten von Manuel Bendig
Arnold Neumaier (Arnold.Neumaier@univie.ac.at)