Stephanie Quick is a writer and producer serving with Frontier Alliance International. Her films and books are listed below and her articles can be found in the FAI and Covenant and Controversy resource libraries.
Stephanie lives in the Middle East and can be reached for queries and bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"That in all things,
He would have preeminence."
– Colossians 1:18 –
filmography & videos
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TO TRACE A RISING SUN:
GOD, THE GOSPEL, AND YOUR LIFE IN THIS AGE
FAI PUBLISHING, 2018
The Scriptures burden us with this ultimatum: Jesus is either everything the prophets, apostles and He Himself say He is, or He is nothing at all. As Charles Spurgeon so simply put it, “If Christ be anything, He must be everything.” He must be.This is why—and only how—the Gospel has such explosive implications. This is why Golgotha is of cosmic consequence. This is why Paul could hinge the legitimacy of Christian discipleship on the resurrection of the saints upon the Lord’s appearance at the end of the age. Either the whole canon of Scripture still matters, or we can burn the books.
Yet the apostolic confidence declared so long ago rings true today, unthreatened and unwavering agaisnt the tides of cultural confusion and delusion. To Trace a Rising Sun is a meditation on the point and purpose of creation in this age; if men and women bear the Image of the Holy, then the Gospel of the Kingdom matters for our minutes and decisions. But we must understand the whole story, beginning to end.
Consider what you’re made for, called to, and how the story of your life fits into the wild and beautiful story of eternity. If Christ be anything, He must be everything—and if that’s true, He means and changes everything.
CONFRONTING UNBELIEF: YOUR SOUL AND THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING
FAI PUBLISHING, 2018
A.W. Tozer declared this in his classic work The Knowledge of the Holy: “what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” If we do not love Him with our minds—our beliefs, our imaginations, and our thoughts—we are not loving Him as we ought. The consequences for this are like any other manifestation of disobedience or disregard for His commands: bondage and death. Our destiny in Jesus is “life and life abundant.” We should settle for nothing less, and demand with our days to enjoy the freedom of a liberated mind.
In His kindness, the LORD has given us a living object lesson to calibrate our emotions and beliefs to the eternal truths of Scripture. The “City of the Great King” serves us with her testimony. The nations have a controversy with Jerusalem. The Church has a controversy with Jerusalem. Satan has a controversy with Jerusalem. God Himself has a controversy with Jerusalem. Yet she is the chosen throne for David’s Son, and the last time Jesus saw her, He wept.
She has always been complicated.
Incidentally, so have we.
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DARLING MAGAZINE: SPRING 2016
"The concept of acedia lies scattered throughout literature between its fourth-century origin until the Renaissance, when it largely dropped off the radar in our vocabulary. That is, however, until the backside of the Second World War found many people grappling…not with depression or PTSD, but with wholesale disengagement. This term that had been locked up in Latin until Vatican II in the early sixties was pulled off the shelves to give language to the droves who’d become spiritually and emotionally apathetic in the wake of the atrocious conflict characterized by the great Shoah of the Holocaust. One writer referred to acedia as a “spiritual morphine” allowing one to become numb to difficulties. While this “keep calm and carry on” demeanor may have its virtues, there is a sharp distinction between navigating one’s way through fog and simply resigning to living under it forever. Therein lies the danger of acedia: succumbing to a rest without work is more closely aligned to an induced coma than a good night’s sleep."
DARLING MAGAZINE: summer 2016
"Many summers had seen her in these hills, yet she had never ventured here, to this sprawling lake with its silent secrecy. The half dozen souls in sight came to this lake because they knew about this lake––because their granddaddies knew about this lake; certainly none had simply stumbled upon this blue surrounded by red earth, tucked away behind so many green oaks and hickories. When her own grandfather was alive, he had taught her about melodies written here within these trees, first sung over these waters. She hummed them now."
DARLING MAGAZINE: FALL 2016
"With centuries between caves and modern man, and several more between Gutenberg’s printing press and blogging millennials, it is easy for us to forget that even for Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, Burns and the Brontë sisters, publishing did not come easily, printing did not come quickly. Readership was cultivated over months and years, rather than moments after boosting a Facebook post. Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Van Gogh’s lives all attest to diligence and devotion to their crafts, despite recognition that largely came posthumously. Audiences formed quietly, slowly for these masters; even Picasso lived without the luxury of hashtags to promote his pieces to the masses. The 21st century has inextricably knit the inalienable right of the democratic West to speak with the recent luxury to publish at will."
DESIRING GOD: JAN 2019
As young men entering the prime of their lives, they were forced to ask different questions about their futures. What they learned about Jesus and his worth in this early season of adulthood met all the good doctrine they’d intellectually assented to in their heads until it sank into gut-wrought affection and allegiance in their hearts. In the words of Spurgeon, “If Christ be anything, he must be everything.” Glorious awe annihilated their small dreams. Sober responsibility moved their hands and feet.
DESIRING GOD: MARCH 2019
We must share what we didn’t earn, and don’t deserve, with the rest of our human family. We must obey the King we confess. We must go into all nations and teach them to obey all he commanded us to do. If we are not going or prayerfully, generously, and intentionally sending, we have not heard the clear call of Christ on every disciple. Obedient disciples obey their Master and are thus his disciples. Disobedient disciples do not obey and thus live in opposition to him. Some might call it “rebellion.”
DESIRING GOD: APRIL 2019
For all Abraham had experienced up till the word came to let death swallow his promise on the altar—all the wanderings, all the waiting, all the wondering between Chaldea and Canaan—we have to ask what he knew about God to follow such a bewildering command. Scripture says that he somehow “saw [Jesus’s day] and was glad.” But what else did he see or know? This aged man did not bind his son on the hill of Moriah because he’d read something sweet in the Bible. No, his precious revelation originated in encounters our Bibles would later be built from. Abraham knew God.
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