Entries by CCNA

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Online Study Groups

The Toronto congregation is offering the following online study groups Note: All times are East Coast   The Nathan Soul and The Gospel of Luke – on Zoom An online study group with Inken Contrares starting Tuesday, September 15, 10.30 am – 12 pm This study group intends to gain a deeper understanding of the […]

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The Blind Man of Jericho (Lk.18:35-43)

Sometimes blind people can recognize more than those who have eyes with which to see.  Once, in a group of people who were observing flowers, I was impressed with the way a blind person examined a flower.  Very cautiously he traced with his fingertips the stem and the leaves; even more gingerly he touched the […]

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Sending the Disciples

“Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.” (Lk.9:3) That sounds like an impossible task in a world where we are used to traveling with full suitcases.  What was still possible two thousand years ago seems in our time like a reckless undertaking.  How […]

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“Judge not, that you be not judged.” (Mt.7:1)

Do not judge. That seems like an impossible task in a world of clashing opinions—perhaps the most difficult task in the world.  Hardly have we met a person, and our judgment is made, sometimes with the irrevocability of the Last Judgment, so that from that moment we can no longer meet this person with an […]

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Can you also be an angel for your neighbor?

Each human being has an angel, thank God.  We badly need him in our chaotic daily lives, for otherwise, we would get into big trouble.  Even when we are about to lose our inner compass, the angel still watches over us and does his utmost to keep us on the right track.  A Dutch saying […]

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St. John’s Tide

When as parents you have taken care of your children for years, when you have spared no cost or effort to give them the best that was possible, perhaps the moment comes sooner or later when they give something back.  As small children they naturally accepted little and large gifts without any idea of what […]

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North American Newsletter: Summer 2021

News from the wider Christian Community: North American Newsletter, Summer 2021 AND… A podcast with Oliver Steinrueck in which he speaks about the upcoming world conference to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of The Christian Community. The conference is called LOGOS — Consecrating Humanity and will be in Dortmund, Germany on October […]

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Giving Thanks

Life can only be understood when contemplated backward, but it has to be lived forward.” That is the life wisdom of a well-known philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Under normal conditions, these two one-sidednesses keep each other in balance. Imagine that we would only go back: we would eventually, literally and figuratively, be unable to make another […]

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From the planning group for LOGOS  “100 Years The Christian Community” festival 2022

Ninetta Sombart – Baptism in the Jordan   Dear members and friends of The Christian Community, Visit our current homepage logos-2022.org As of today, the St John’s Tide Newsletter is available online in several languages. One can travel via internet to all worldwide congregations and find a number of substantive contributions on current conference topics, […]