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E. Stanley Jones
1884–1973

      Eli Stanley Jones was a 20th century Methodist Christian missionary and theologian. He is remembered chiefly for his interreligious lectures to the educated classes in India, thousands of which were held across the Indian subcontinent during the first decades of the 20th century.

      Jones was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After attending Asbury University, he became a missionary in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He traveled to India and began working with the lowest castes, including Dalits. He became close friends with many leaders in the Indian Independence movement, and became known for his interfaith work. He said, "“Peace is a by-product of conditions out of which peace naturally comes. If reconciliation is God’s chief business, it is ours—between man and God, between man and himself, and between man and man.” He was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for his reconciliation work in Asia, Africa, and between Japan and the United States.

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Biography Missionary Extraordinary
      For more than half a century, Dr. E. Stanley Jones proclaimed the Gospel of Christ and applied it to men's personal, social, national, and international problems as they arose on every continent and among all cultures.He was probably the world's best-known and longest-tested Christian missionary and evangelist.He moved among statesmen and among lea ...read
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DevotionalHis Yoke is Easy
      The phrase I've said most in life is this one: "Lord, You've got me." And I've meant it. And it works -- works gloriously. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Why? Because He puts nothing on you? On the contrary, you come to Him and He will dump the world and its troubles into your heart. You begin to care. I came to Him all unsuspecting. I w ...read
DevotionalIn and Out of Christ -- Two Worlds
      In and out of Christ represent two worlds -- the world of heaven and the world of hell, the world of creation and the world of decay, the world of life and the world of death. Take, for example, the disciples: As long as they stayed in Christ, obeyed His will, caught His ways, and showed His spirit they were happy, constructive, and creative. Th ...read
DevotionalLife and Life Abundantly
      We have looked at the tragic results of being out of Christ, and now we will turn to the triumphant results of being "in Christ." There are both sides, and if we listen only to one side we become half persons, listening only to the half facts. In Europe the joyous smaller bells ring out the quarter hours while the deep-toned solemn bells sound out ...read
DevotionalThat Which Has Been Made Was Life In Him
      We are beginning to see that to be in Him is to be in something. That something is turning out to be Something, and the Something is turning out to be Everything. The writer of the Fourth Gospel put it: "In him was life, and the life was the light of men (John 1:4). In him was life -- outside Him was not-life, decay, death. Is that a religious p ...read
DevotionalThe Center is Self, The Margin is Disorder
      Everything which is transferred from the kingdom of self to the kingdom of God has life in it -- eternal life. It has security in eternal security. Everything transferred from the kingdom of God to the kingdom of self has death in it -- eternal death. Yesterday we saw a pastor dramatically step from life to death, but here is a pastor's wife who ...read
DevotionalThis is My Meat and Drink
      A Hindu sadhu, "a holy man," pulled out a New Testament from his saffron robe and said, "This is my meat and drink." Is humanity more and more pulling from the folds of its heart the New Testament out of sheer necessity? Are our deep down needs taking us by the hand and leading us to Him? Yes, increasingly so. Jesus shut within a Book Is har ...read
SermonWhat Happens to the Self
      What happens to the self under the Christian faith? It is an important question as the self is the only thing we own. It is the only thing we will take out with us when we go out of this world. It is the thing we have to live with while we are here. You can't blame some people for not wanting to live with themselves forever. The self is not a goo ...read
ArticleWhat is Conversion?
      Jesus said: Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3 KJV) Rabindranath Tagore, the great Indian poet and philosopher, said this passage was the most beautiful passage in the bible. But what is conversion? Converted comes from "con", with, and "vertare", to turn - "to turn ...read
DevotionalWho Alone Has Immortality?
      We are considering the passage: "That which has been made was life in Him" -- the created thing has only existence until it is placed in Christ by surrender. Then it has life, eternal life. This is far-reaching in its consequences. All coming to Jesus has the feeling of a home-coming upon it. All going away from Him has the sense of sadness upon ...read
ArticleWorry - Anxiety - Fear
      Almost every evil is some perverted good. Worry, anxiety, and fear are perverted good. There is an instinct within us to look ahead, to plan, to think about meeting possible situation before they come. This capacity of foresight is probably one of the basic reasons for man's rise beyond the animal. There is a healthy fear that gives us skill and ...read

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