Words to Inspire


martin-smith-29-3-19-tbn-greenrm-01BEEN BUSY HERE!

It’s been a busy season! The main work on my site re-build is complete. Just as we as children of God are constantly “works in progress” so are websites, and I’m adding new material on a weekly basis – check the new menu system to see for yourself. [Me (left) with UCB DJ Mike Rimmer at Martin Smith’s new album launch party.]

Kent Henry Live-edit-5-May-2019KENT HENRY & CARRIAGE HOUSE WORSHIP:

In March, legendary worship leader Kent Henry began doing a weekly live webcast over Facebook. Although we’ve not been face to face for many a year, Kent and I go way back to the St. Louis days before Hosanna! Integrity music was born, when Kent was worship leading and I co-led a drama group at the legendary “Sheep Shed” in Maryland Heights, Missouri – a major birthplace of the Contemporary Christian Worship scene. So I’ve a new page is dedicated to Kent’s recent work – including links to the live sessions recorded early May, 2019. You can listen in free to over 4 hours of worship – not to be missed – HERE.

dearteaga-thumbnailREV. DR. WILLIAM DÉ ARTEAGA:

Around the same time, my good friend, William dé Arteaga had his well-respected blog “Anglican Pentecostal” pulled by Google for no reason and I’ve been able to work with him in restoring some of his “lost” blog posts in a new section, with more to follow, HERE.

 

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Jeri Heri picking flowers at the Lighthouse Ranch in 1972.

THE JESUS MOVEMENT PROJECT:

Another major work has been archiving material from the Jesus Movement in the early 1970s. Focusing on the work of Gospel Outreach and Lighthouse Ranch in northern California, my site is now hosting 2 films and a growling collection of audios – HERE.

 

NOT FORGETTING THE ON-LINE LIBRARY:

I started this project ten years ago as a tribute to my late father, Denis Ruffle. As such the main focus of my website was putting hard to find Bibles and spiritual books here online, (including for the first time anywhere ALL of E. M. Bounds books on prayer – and totally free of charge, HERE.

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Without any advertising, the website took off, and there has been rarely a day since going live in 2011 when the site has not had visitors. All the original material is still there, with far easier menu system that also works really well on mobile devices. So please do enjoy the new content as well as using the resources – I’ve around 20 English translations of the Bible resident on the site as well as links to children’s Bibles and translations in over 100 languages, HERE.

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As Gladdys and I continue to build this exciting and fast outreaching project, we value your prayers above all. Yet to come are some exciting never-before released music from the Jesus Movement era, as well as more audio teaching from legendary pioneer preacher Jim Durkin and more videos. May God bless you richly as together we seek to love and serve our Lord Jesus. Amen!

 

Author: John E Ruffle

As a redeemed, recycled 1970s Californian Jesus Freak, John has faced many extreme situations and sticky wickets. He has shared the grass-roots Jesus-message in streets and churches in, among other places, Kathmandu, Eastern-block Communist Europe, two or three African countries, (where in one he was kidnapped at gun point), and on the site of the old Cavern Club as well as in a Liverpudlian police cell. Returning to England, John taught and mentored for over a decade in a Further Education college in London. A victim of sexual abuse growing up, John appreciates the healing journey Jesus has led him on. In 2013, this led John home to the Catholic faith with a renewed appreciation of the healing presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Foundational to his faith however, has always been his experiences living in Gospel Outreach - a committed shared purse Christian community in the USA. He is still in touch with many of his original “Jesus Freak” generation buddies. John is on the leadership team of the local Catholic Charismatic prayer group, and writes prophetically to instruct and inspire. While not given to predicting the future, among other things, he fully expected Donald Trump to win the US elections and also foresaw that Britain would vote to leave the European Union – but not the mess that followed! Since 2017, John has been engaged in researching the 1967-1978 'Jesus People Movement' phenomenon as well as the dynamics of the hippy sub-culture that spawned it. John is crafting his emerging narrative to be relevant and engaging to a new generation of young Christians. John is married to Gladdys, they 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.

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