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September 20, 2019

The Three Dangers of Community Living

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Our only question was whether these attempts, born of the spirit of faith and love, had all of humanity in mind. For one danger was painfully evident in all these groups: the danger of being exclusive, isolated, narrow, both spiritually and...

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August 1, 2019

Entering the Inner Land

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In Inner Land Arnold expressed his deepest thoughts; while Hitler’s dictatorship was becoming more and more repressive, he felt compelled to make a statement of his faith.“The object of this book,” he wrote, “is to make an appeal in all the...

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June 11, 2019

Does God’s Kingdom Depend on Us?

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This month marks the 99th anniversary of the Bruderhof’s founding. As we enter our 100th year I think about where we have come from, where we have been, but mostly where we are going. Since I work in our archive with a focus on Eberhard Arnold, the...

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May 2, 2019

On Criticism and Trust

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If a plant has no sap it burns up in the sun. If it has sap, it grows and receives color and life the more the sun shines. The light of truth can only make us grow and become effective if God’s power pulses in us as love, as Spirit, as joy, and as...

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