Words to Inspire


Healing on the Streets, Medieval Spirituality.. what’s next?

In an unexpected development, March sees our D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library teaming up with the Rev. William De Arteaga and his blog posts. We are pretty excited!

William is known internationally as a Christian author, historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth of Christian healing movement. He’s also a  regular contributor to the Pneuma Review. I read his book, “Quenching the Spirit” in the early 1990s and I was moved and inspired by it. I feel privileged to be partnering with him in bringing his writings to a wider audience. Check these links out:

MORE NEWS: I’m building a brand new section devoted to the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, kicking off with a video from famous American “Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff talking about his conversion to Orthodoxy in 2017. Be among the first to see it – more content on the way!

Do go visit our site and share with others. I’m putting a lot of work into making it the place that will be truly honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and edifying to His Bride here on earth. Oh boy – so much happening, I forgot to mention the Medieval Spirituality bibliography I’ve just published! — Blessings in Jesus, John & Gladdys Ruffle


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Author: John E Ruffle

As a redeemed, recycled 1970s Californian Jesus Freak, John has faced too many extreme situations and sticky wickets through the years to mention here. Returning to his native England, John was actively involved in mission and outreach and taught English in a Further Education college in London until retiring in 2017. After a ten-year journey into a deeper appreciation of the historic Christianity, in 2013 John was received into the Catholic Church where he now serves in a lay capacity. Yet foundational to his faith has always been his experiences living in Gospel Outreach - an orthodox evangelical Christian commune in the USA. He is still in touch with many of his original “Jesus Freak” generation buddies. John serves as co-leader of a local Catholic Charismatic prayer group and writes to instruct and inspire. Prior to Pope Francis' election in March 2013, John accurately predicted in his personal journal that the new pope would choose either the name John or Francis. Currently, John is engaged in researching the 1967-1977 American 'Jesus People Movement' that saw tens of thousands of hippies coming to Christian discipleship through communes, coffee houses, and street outreach. He has been revitalising his ministry website at http://www.rufflemission.org throughout 2019 and is writing a devotional. John and his Filipino wife Gladdys have one boy, several stray cats that appear and disappear at will, and a growing extended family both in the UK and abroad. They make their home in Birmingham, England where they love to praise and worship Jesus. Still young at heart, John is passionate about engaging young adults in the faith, particularly though relational small groups.

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