Although she never preached a sermon or published a book or founded a church, she is known as the Mother of Methodism. Why? Because two of her sons, John Wesley and Charles Wesley, as children consciously or unconsciously will, applied the example and teachings and circumstances of their home life. Susanna Wesley, was the 25th of 25 children. Susanna and Samuel Wesley had 19 children. Nine of her children died as infants.
Raised without religion, in 1986 Suchet underwent a religious conversion after reading Romans 8 in his hotel room; soon afterwards, he was baptised into the Church of England. Suchet stated in an interview with Strand Magazine, "I'm a Christian by faith. I like to think it sees me through a great deal of my life. I very much believe in the principles of Christianity and the principles of most religions, actually—that one has to abandon oneself to a higher good
Following the time when he bade farewell to his role as Hercule Poirot, Suchet fulfilled a 27-year ambition to make an audio recording of The Bible's New International Version, which was released on 24 April 2014. You can hear him read at The Bible in One Year – with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel (Alpha Course) – at www.bibleinoneyear.org
Laur and I have not seen this movie but friends of ours have and truly appreciated it. Here is the gist – from Spectrum News.
Mark Wahlberg plays real-life boxer turned priest Stuart Long in “Father Stu.” And for Wahlberg, the story is personal.
After an injury ends Long’s amateur boxing career, he meets Carmen, a Sunday school teacher. Long, who was agnostic, goes to church to impress her and instead finds his calling.
“Well, obviously, I am a man of faith. And I’ve been, I’ve been looking to do more with all the talents that have been given me and this movie came to me. The movie really chose me,” Wahlberg said. “So to be able to tell us the story of Father Stu to continue to echo his message and start my journey of doing more things that will encourage people to find their faith or to not give up on hope.”
Tucked into a remote gorge in western Slovenia, a secret medical facility (Franja Partisan Hospital) housed an extensive staff that tended to thousands of wounded soldiers during World War II—all the while staying hidden from the Nazis. Though avoiding detection from numerous Nazi attempts to locate the facility is in itself a remarkable feat, even more remarkable is that the hospital (founded and run by the Slovenia resistance movement) cared for soldiers from BOTH the Allied and Axis armies. The hospital welcomed everyone.
Scripture calls us to help the whole world to be …. healed. This means we need to have compassion for all—regardless of their views. Everyone, no matter their ideology, deserves Christ’s love and kindness.
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." - John Wesley.
True evangelical faith, cannot lie dormant, it clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute, it serves those that harm it, it binds up that which is wounded, it has become all things to all creatures. – Menno Simons, 1539
“When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”
“Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
“If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house.”
“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Hello friends and members of the Canadian Bible Society!
Re: Seniors' and Long-Term Care Homes contacted about the free MegaVoice audio devices
We keep contacting Seniors' and Long Term Care Homes to offer free devices which contain Scriptures and hymns. [We want to] provide the MegaVoice audio device to those who dearly miss their churches or the Christian message that may have comforted and guided them for a life-time. Having lost their independence or mobility they have often also lost touch with 'the world' so to speak. These devices can bring our people and God's Word together again with the help of the staff at their institution/home.
If you can know of anyone who might appreciate this, please contact the CBS branch president Martin Wehrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.
The Niagara Movement for Justice and Peace in Palestine-Israel has received a new shipment of olive oil from Palestine. It is $20 for the 750 ml bottle. The olive oil is a delicate, full-bodied olive oil with a sweet, smooth taste and peppery finish. It is cold-pressed. Olives are grown and harvested by Palestinian farmers at great personal danger and cost. For most farmers, olives and olive oil is their major or only source of livelihood.
To order, contact Ineke Metcalf at email email@example.com. Products are fair trade and tax-exempt. Free delivery in the Niagara Region. They accept e-transfers, cheques or cash. (Ineke is a member of Silver Spire United Church and has served in the West Bank.)