Sep 16 2014

Mustard Seeds: Mike Yankoski’s The Sacred Year: Old Practices For A New Day (Book Review)

Using a framework of divine practices, centuries old yet ultimately vital to today and tomorrow, Yankoski moves through a series of chapters that are anecdotal and practical all at once. Reading the book IS hearing his story, but it’s also … Continue reading

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Sep 16 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for September 16

O grant us help against the foe,for human help is worthless.(Psalm 60:11)Isaiah 22:1-24:23Walter Brueggemann, in his commentary on Isaiah 1-39: After reading the harsh oracles against the foreign nations, we are presented with an equally harsh one…

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Sep 16 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE PEACE OF CHRIST

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly…” (Colossians 15a, 16a NIV)

Colossians 3:15 could be translated “Let the peace of Christ act as a referee in your hearts…” When a player breaks a rule in a football game, the referee blows his whistle to stop the play and make the necessary adjustments before the game can continue. A lack of peace about either large decisions or daily choices is like a referee blowing a whistle. It means you should stop before you move ahead to find out what’s wrong — to discern why you have this lack of peace, this conflict in your heart or with other people. To do this consistently, ask God to make you aware of your feelings and how you affect others. And be willing to slow down and take note of what God is saying to you.

– Warren and Ruth Myers in Discovering God’s Will


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Sep 16 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Did John Calvin Believe in Free Will?

Matthew Barrett says yes, but it all depends upon how one defines it. He writes,___Doesn’t Calvin’s argument imply that man is coerced? Not at all, Calvin replies. Man sins willingly. Yes, it is out of necessity, but not out of compulsion. Such a …

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Sep 16 2014

Seedbed: 3 Tips for Empty Nesters

The “empty nest” stage of life can be difficult to navigate—it’s both a time of celebration and a time for mourning the change. In this article, Ben Wiles offers 3 tips to help new empty nesters navigate the season of life that lies ahead.

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Sep 16 2014

This Day With God: Count on Him to Fulfill Promises

We can count on God to fulfill His promises. Like Mary, believe that what the Lord has said will be accomplished and that His plan is perfect. Be humble and realize that God knows the past, present and future. When … Continue reading

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