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Prophecy As Miracle

Luke Timothy Johnson connects — with theological force and accuracy — prophecy to miracle; in Luke Timothy Johnson’s, Miracles: God’s Presence and Power in Creation. What Johnson says here is why it is so unhelpful for so many today to equate the “prophetic” with criticism of the federal, state or local government. To be prophetic […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 6 October 2018

With the Chicago Cubs postseason derailed after one game our baseball season comes to an end. We will be cheering for the Brewers and the Red Sox, with a slight advantage to the Brewers. We enter, then, into that liminal sports season between baseball and basketball, with occasional glances at football. The last four Octobers […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 6 October 2018


Printable Responsibility Chart – AOP Homeschooling

With all the freedom that comes with homeschooling, it’s valuable to incorporate some structure into your home. Use our free printable daily responsibility chart to cultivate personal responsibility in your child.



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Responsibility Chart – AOP Homeschooling


Daily Prayer for October 4

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He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly. Mark 7:34–35, NIV

Father in heaven, we people on earth are poor and needy. We are deaf and dumb, but you rouse us every day and call to us, “Ephphatha.” We thank you for this, in gladness for all you do for our sake. Help us to become united in expectation for the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ will come, when before all people he will be proved your Son, the Savior in whom you, the Almighty, come to meet us. Through him you say again, “Let there be light! Let there be life! Let life break free from the darkness of death so that Jesus may come as the Savior of all, the Savior even of those who are still in deepest darkness.” Praise to your name, O Father in heaven. Amen.


What happens when we live out the gospel?

Learn something about discipleship every day.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Miracles As (New) Creation

Luke Timothy Johnson connects — with theological force and accuracy — miracles to creation. We are looking again at Luke Timothy Johnson’s new book on miracles, Miracles: God’s Presence and Power in Creation. He finds four major themes if one begins with Genesis 1-3 to sketch a creation theology that leads to Israel’s and the […]



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Daily Prayer for October 1

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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer…Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:12,15, NIV

Lord our God, we thank you for your gospel, the great, good tidings we may carry in our hearts to give us joy in this present time, even though on all sides people are in anguish and agony. We thank you that your gospel fills our hearts with compassion, enabling us to help carry what many have to suffer. Show us our need of you so that we can receive your help. If we must be the first to suffer all kinds of pain and distress, may we do so joyfully because we have been promised blessing in the midst of all the pain. May we continually honor your name, praising you for the good news of your kingdom, for the promise that everything must work together for good through Jesus Christ the Savior. Amen.


How can a marriage be strengthened?

Here is some time-tested guidance for Christians.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Weekly Meanderings, 29 September 2018

Good morning! Joel Shannon: For months, a Pennsylvania man diagnosed with terminal cancer has been holding regular yard sales to help pay for his own end-of-life expenses. Now, those costs aren’t a worry any more thanks to the kindness of strangers. David Dunkleberger is one of the organizers of a fundraising effort, which has raised tens-of-thousands of […]



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Daily Prayer for September 27

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I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. Psalm 138:1–2, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for your mercy and for your great goodness and power, revealed to us through the ages and in the present time. We live by your revelation, Lord God Almighty, for you perform wonders on earth and you reign in heaven so that heaven can bless and help us on our earthly pilgrimage. Grant that your loving-kindness and your justice may be revealed through all the world. Come, O Lord our God, bring the light for us who believe in you, and be the light for the whole world. Glory to your name, for you are indeed our Father in heaven and on earth, and you give certainty for our life in time and in eternity. Amen.


How can a marriage be strengthened?

Here is some time-tested guidance for Christians.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Somebody Better Than Me (Mike Glenn)

I had a long dinner conversation with my friend, Mike Glenn, Wednesday evening, when I was in Nashville to speak at New Room. This post is the kind of wisdom I have come to learn from Mike every time we are together.  Most parents have experienced the humbling moment of realizing they can’t beat their […]



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Somebody Better Than Me (Mike Glenn)


Miracle Or Myth Or Both?

To connect the word “myth” with what traditional Christians have called “miracles” is to court both misunderstanding and disagreement, if not also some disappointment. Luke Timothy Johnson contends that for us to recapture a world in which the miracles of God are alive and well means we have to recapture miracles as myths and to […]



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Miracle Or Myth Or Both?