Hope and Faith

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds… Let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  - Hebrews 10:23-25

Books: Hope and Faith

Seeking Peace English

Seeking Peace

By Johann Christoph Arnold

Where can we find peace of heart and mind – with ourselves, with others, and with God? Arnold says there is such a peace, but it will demand a relentless pursuit kept up only by hope and courage, vision and commitment. français 한국어 español

A Third Testament English

A Third Testament

By Malcolm Muggeridge

In this illuminating collection of portraits, Muggeridge explores the spiritual wanderings seven maverick thinkers: Augustine, Pascal, Blake, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Bonhoeffer.

Gospel of Gods Reign book cover

The Gospel of God’s Reign

By Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

New book! In his characteristically provocative and daring way, Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt articulates a vision of God’s kingdom that turns much of our understanding of modern Christianity upside-down. He challenges us to follow Jesus in a way that makes God’s reign a reality, here and now.

Articles: Hope and Faith

Van Gogh's painting, The Raising of Lazarus, depicts a man rising from his grave with two women kneeling nearby.

Lazarus Is Dead

By Greg Bailey

A writer contemplates the raising of Lazarus, and regrets that the account ends just when it gets interesting. We never hear what Lazarus reported from beyond the grave, or how his second chance changed his life. But there’s something more important we can learn from the story Deutsch

A photograph of Thomas Merton.

Building Community on God’s Love

By Thomas Merton

January 31, 2015 marks Thomas Merton’s hundredth birthday. Using Eberhard Arnold's book "Why We Live in Community" as his basis, Merton gave two talks in September 1968, three months before his untimely death. Here are some excerpts.

Detail of a painting depicting a nighttime winter scene with the moon shining on a bridge, a pond and a church.

Motet for a New Year

By Colin Fields

Andreas Hammerschmidt was a refugee during the Thirty Years' War, yet he wrote this spirited New Year's motet that proclaims, "Joy, joy upon joy!" What gave him such hope?

woman in a red dress walking in the city

God Finds an Atheist

By Sibyl Sender

Sibyl worked for a New York glossy magazine, and had no use for a God who lets children die in gutters. She opted for nihilism and sensuality, lived hard, and drank hard. Then one day it hit her...