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From the Director

The call to discipleship is a call to follow Jesus. "To this you
were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example,
that you should follow in his steps" (1 Pet. 2:21). What would happen
to the church, to the world, if Christians seriously tried to follow in
Christ’s steps, to follow his example? This is the subject of Charles
Sheldon’s novel, In His Steps, and this book is the source of
the saying "What would Jesus do?" It is an enjoyable book, a relatively
light read, and it can make for some excellent discussions. In fact, it
has changed many lives. A new on-line book study group is starting out on this book. Sign up now for summer reading!

Early Church Fathers DVD

The CCEL is pleased to announce a new DVD of the Early Church Fathers and other books including the Apostolic Fathers in Greek, other works of the early church, and Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica.
The DVD is searchable and indexed by scripture reference, so you can
search for writings of the fathers or of Aquinas on particular
scripture passages. The ECF series may be the most accurate electronic
version available, as it is based on a common electronic version but it
has all been proofed again by the CCEL. And page images are included,
so you can refer to the print edition if there are any questions! This
collection is also available for download without the page images.

Harry Plantinga

Director of the CCEL

Featured Classic

On the Trinity by Augustine (354-430)

Scripture [says] … "I will pray the Father, and He
shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever."
He will not therefore depart when the Father and the Son come, but will
be in the same abode with them eternally; because neither will He come
without them, nor they without Him. But in order to intimate the
Trinity, some things are separately affirmed, the Persons being also
each severally named; and yet are not to be understood as though the
other Persons were excluded, on account of the unity of the same
Trinity and the One substance and Godhead of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
—from "On the Trinity," Chapter 9

Read this classic at the CCEL

Read more works by this author at the CCEL

Read more about the importance of the Trinity from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Featured Hymn

Holy God, We Praise Your Name

Latin text, 4th century; English translation by Clarence A. Walworth

Holy Father, holy Son,

Holy Spirit, three we name you,

though in essence only one;

undivided God, we claim you,

and, adoring, bend the knee

while we own the mystery.

Learn more about this hymn at the Hymnary

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Classic Poetry

Poem for Trinity Sunday by John Keble (1792-1866):

Three solemn parts together twine

In harmony’s mysterious line;

Three solemn aisles approach the shrine:

Yet all are One — together all,

In thoughts that awe but not appal,

Teach the adoring heart to fall. …

By all the grace Thy heavens still hide,

We pray Thee, keep us at Thy side,

Creator, Saviour, strengthening Guide!

Read this poem at the CCEL

Read more poems by this author at the CCEL

Find resources for worship on Trinity Sunday from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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