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Karen Swallow Prior: An Interview

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books Professor Karen Swallow Prior’s terrific new book, frames this conversation: On Reading Well. David George Moore’s other interviews with Professor Prior can be found at http://www.twocities.org/?p=2360 and here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2015/02/07/saturday-book-interview-with-karen-swallow-prior/ Some of Dave’s videos can be accessed at www.mooreengaging.com Moore: You have written another book about […]



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Daily Prayer for September 17

red and green fall leaves

People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 7:37, NIV

Lord our God, you fill heaven and earth with your Spirit and allow us to share in your gifts. We thank you for all you have given us, for all you are giving and will give. We are poor and needy; all people are poor and needy in spite of their striving, longing, and seeking. Only you, through your Spirit, can awaken something in us to help us go toward your goal. Keep us from being caught up in what men do. The greatest help for our hearts is what you do, and each of us can tell something about it. Each of us has received help beyond anything we had hoped or thought of. How much you have done for us! How much you are doing for the nations! Yes, we thank you for this present time. Although our lives often seem hopeless and full of sorrow, your powers are still living among men, working for their good and awaking them to new life. The time will surely come when our hearts will be released from their hunger and we can be filled with the life from above, which you give us in Jesus Christ. Amen.


What is true Christian witness today?

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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Non-Disparagement Agreements And Truth-Telling In The Church: Willow Creek

More and more churches and Christian institutions are establishing and demanding non-disclosure agreements as well as (even more) non-disparagement agreements. What’s Going On? Non-disclosures, for the sake of this blog post, pertain to intellectual property like a church creating a discipleship computer program with a person’s knowledge; that person leaves and is asked/required not to […]



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Non-Disparagement Agreements And Truth-Telling In The Church: Willow Creek


A Plotless Story? (RJS)

I was at a conference several years ago where the speaker, a well known pastor, reflected on science, evolution, and Christian faith. Human beings are story-telling animals. We use stories to understand who we are and why we are. The traditional Christian narrative provides a powerful story of who and why we are, or so […]



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A Plotless Story? (RJS)


The Dog (Walking) Days Of Summer

From Cleveland Clinic: Dogs and walking. You might as well say ketchup and mustard. People often believe that people with dogs always walk them. You exercise the canine in the family, and they, in turn, exercise you, right? However, sometimes dog owners don’t quite live up to this standard. We know walking our dog is the […]



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The Dog (Walking) Days Of Summer


The End of the Flood (RJS)

Well, perhaps not so much the end of the flood as the last post on the new book The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman III and John Walton. As Old Testament scholars they have explored the ancient Near Eastern and biblical context of the flood narrative in Genesis 6-9. The book works […]



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Why the Rule of Faith? (RJS)

Isn’t the Bible enough? Well yes, but the two are not really separable. I recently received a copy of a new book Early Christian Readings of Genesis One by Craig D. Allert due for release July 24th. The opening chapter of the book immediately caught my eye: Who are the Church Fathers and Why Should […]



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Wells That Never Run Dry (Mike Glenn)

Wells That Never Run Dry, by Mike Glenn When the woman at the well asked Jesus how He was going to draw water from the well without a his own jar, He told her if she knew to whom she was talking, she’d ask for water from Him. His water, He said, is like wells […]



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Wells That Never Run Dry (Mike Glenn)


Daily Prayer for April 24

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19, NIV

Lord God, we thank you for giving us light here on earth, where it is so often completely dark. But in the darkness the name of Jesus Christ shines out as the prophetic Word: “Be comforted. After darkness comes light, after night comes day!” We thank you for this light. In joy we thank you, for we have experienced that Jesus lives and comes to meet each one, bringing victory over enemy powers. In the name of Jesus Christ and in his name alone we ask you to remember the needs of our time. We do not want anything that comes from ourselves. We do not want any earthly peace. We want your peace, Lord God, the peace in which everything becomes new, born anew even in suffering, to the eternal glory of your name. Amen.


How do you sustain your faith?

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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt