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Creeds Before the Canon? (RJS)

The creeds came before the canon but developed from and alongside the apostolic writings that became our New Testament. I read a thread of comments last week (not on my post) where it was claimed that there are something like 30000 Christian denominations. I don’t know if this number is correct or not. And I […]



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Willow Creek’s New Advisory Council

This is Willow Creek’s announcement, and the bold faced words are from me: The purpose of the council is stated in general terms.  The Willow Creek Community Church (WCCC) and the Willow Creek Association (WCA) joined to commission an external independent review and advisory group. The request is for this group to 1.) Consider allegations […]



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Daily Prayer for September 16

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When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. John 15:26–27, NIV

Great God and Savior, you want to lead us by the hand so that in communion with you we learn how to live a true life. We thank you for everything we have already received. Guide us still, we pray. Through your Spirit lead us in all areas of our life. Grant us the Spirit, who can illumine our hearts to help us find new courage and new strength and new recognition of the truth. All our praise belongs to you, for you alone can quicken us. You alone free us from the pain of death and from all burdens, so that in spite of toil and struggle we may always be lifted up to you, our God on high, to the glory of your name on earth. Amen.


What is true Christian witness today?

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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

RZIM Global Youth Event Coming to Amarillo, Texas

RZIM Global Youth Event Coming to Amarillo, Texas

From the world-class RZIM team comes REBOOT Amarillo: a one-day event for students aged 12-18 to discover meaningful answers to their questions about life, faith, and God. Register at https://www.regonline.com/reboot_amarillo.

Which States Have the Most Freedoms?

Based on a ranking of over 200 categories ranging from fiscal responsibility to personal freedoms and regulatory policies, Florida offers its citizens the most freedom among all 50 states in 2018. New Hampshire, Indiana, Colorado, and Nevada round out the top 5 in the latest Freedom in the 50 States project created by the Cato Institute.



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Most Freedoms?


Willow Elder Response Team

I post this from Jim Bedell. From Jim Bedell: As the curtain gets pulled back on Willow Creek Community Church, the practices of the church are beginning to be revealed as a collective effort to create a smooth running and flawless image. The tactics used can be understood as essentially repressive. In other words, information […]



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Abdu Murray Update ReMind 2018

Abdu Murray Update ReMind 2018

Abdu Murray and students share meaningful moments from ReMind 2018. Read more: https://rzim.org/global-blog/answering-a-new-generation-of-questions/

BOOKS OF THE BIBLE – 1 KINGS – PART 2 OF 2

August 12, 2018

John 9
1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.



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Daily Prayer for August 10

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:35, 37, NIV

Lord our God! What can separate us from your love? Can trouble or fear or persecution or hunger or nakedness or peril or the sword? In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Dear Father in heaven, we long for courage. You will answer our prayers and again and again grant us strength, the power of your Spirit, the only power that can strengthen us. We thank you for all you have done for us. Help us onward from victory to victory until everything on earth is won for the good, to your honor among all humankind. Amen.


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Our Daily Dig encourages a thoughtful Christian witness.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Tattoos, Debt, and Virginity: What Does the Bible Actually Say to Women?

From CBE By Jill Lin Does God prefer “debt-free virgins without tattoos”? A recent viral article claims that men do, and that women should avoid college, independence, career, and the world—lest they fall into debt and sexual failure and be unattractive to Christian men. Notably, tattoos, after the title, get precious little mention! And there’s our […]



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Tattoos, Debt, and Virginity: What Does the Bible Actually Say to Women?