John Nunnikhoven
John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven's journey with the Lord began in the spring of 1979, when he and his wife Betty were met by the Holy Spirit during Morning Prayers at a Benedictine monastery in Weston, Vermont. The journey has taken many twists and turns through a variety of different denominations and worship experiences, but one of the major re-directions was when John was accepted into the first Centurions class. It was through the Centurions Program that he was introduced into a fellowship of like-minded believers seeking to live out their faith in all aspects of their lives.

Life since commissioning has been anything but the American retirement dream: prison ministry, working to integrate ex-inmates into society, using their home as a halfway house, publishing a daily meditation on the Psalms, publishing a devotional based on those meditations, teaching BWV to civic, political and church leaders, working in the restorative and reparative justice areas, and mowing the grass.

And now, there has been another re-direction as John is accepted into membership in The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

A few weeks ago an early season snowstorm was forecast for our area of southern Vermont and was supposed to be a whopper of a Nor'easter arriving around midnight on a Saturday. Betty and I, along with many others scurried all day to get our lawn furniture in the shed, the garden cleaned of the…
My morning devotions have included Jeremiah who though speaking forcefully to Israel and Judea, also had us in view.  One cannot read his prophecy without without being convicted of the state of our churches today.  I felt that the Lord was asking me to write the following prayer as a plea to His Church to…
Over the years I have had a great deal of difficulty in being obedient to Paul's dictum to be constant in prayer, Romans 12:12. No matter what scheme I tried, the result was always the same; I would come to the end of the day and have to hang my head in shame with the…
The Fellowship of Ailbe is missional after the Celtic tradition. That is an underlying approach best described as “Go and Show” as opposed the the modern Evangelical church using a “Come and Listen” style of mission.
We can read a Psalm and profit thereby.  We can increase our enjoyment and understanding by reading the Psalm aloud.  However, by combining an oral reading of a Psalm with the skilled interpretation of a skilled audio-visual artist will maximize our enjoyment and understanding. Jesse Slusher has provided a Meditation on Psalm 33:6-12 for us. …
The beautiful leaves from a few days ago are gone, stripped by heavy rains and gusty winds, blown away towards New Hampshire. The bare sticks of the maples reach heavenward, revealing the gentle Green Mountains that have been hidden by the trees since spring. Now the summer's infinite shades of green are being replaced by…

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