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Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Here is Chicago’s famous cauldron on a hazy sky night. There was an interesting series of responses at “On Faith” for the Washington Post about whether or not we should read the Bible, a concern of mine in The Blue […]

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What’s your favorite…

posted by Scot McKnight

Song by these two guys? This guy?

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Network in Need of a Name

posted by Scot McKnight

This is the official letter sent out by Dan Kimball about our new network: Hello! This is Dan Kimball and I am writing on behalf of the Creative Team for the new network/community we are all forming together. It has […]

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iGens 10

posted by Scot McKnight

The oddity of Jean Twenge’s conclusion that we discussed Wednesday, that our youth are more anxious and depressed than before (see her book Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before), is […]

Friday is for Friends

posted by Scot McKnight

We’re looking at happiness and using David Naugle, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness,and what he says here dovetails nicely with our examination of Jean Twenge’s book about the iGens. There is a significant increase in […]

Individualist or Collectivist?

posted by Scot McKnight

Which are you when it comes to making moral decisions? Which situations in life do you think are most in need of either individualist reasoning or collectivistic reasoning? Here’s a set of lines from a book I’m reading:  Individualistic values […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 8

posted by Scot McKnight

Doubt that God is good renders a person’s faith unstable. Notice the terse, strong, and insightful words of James 1:6-8: But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the […]

Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

We started a conversation on Tuesday that touched on the subject of the nature of inspiration and the nature of scripture as the inspired word of God.  Many have  serious questions about the intent and interpretation of the Old Testament […]

iGens 9

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the more alarming features that Jean Twenge uncovers in her new book, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before concerns levels of anxiety among iGens or what she prefers […]

The Monkey and the Fish

posted by Scot McKnight

One thing that I have learned in the last five years of traveling the country speaking is that pastors like to hear from pastors when it comes to pastoral matters. Of course, pastors want to hear from experts on biblical […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 7

posted by Scot McKnight

James, the brother of Jesus, is no promiser of happy days. Notice what he says in James 1:6-8: 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, […]

A Brief Letter from a Friend: Everday Heresies

posted by Scot McKnight

Great question I’ve been asked: Scot, what are the “everyday heresies” the church embraces and/or espouses? Any insight? Wondering if complacency, consumerism, and the outsourcing of parental responsibility are more harmful than doctrinal irregularities or inconsistencies.

Ash Wednesday

posted by Scot McKnight

Ash Wednesday: here is the order for Ash Wednesday from The Book of Common Prayer. It is a time for confession of sin as we prepare ourselves for Good Friday and Easter, the days on which God removed sin and […]

Pastor’s Bookshelf: Matthew

posted by Scot McKnight

I’m going to begin a series on commentaries for pastors, teachers, and those who want to study the New Testament. I will try to give my top five commentaries, but one has to make judgments each time and there are […]

Orchard Grove Community Church

posted by Scot McKnight

Last Thursday Kris and I flew up to Detroit for a conference put on by Orchard Grove Community Church called Equip. Chris Cramer, a lead pastor, knew how much he had benefited from attending conferences and yearned for his whole […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 6

posted by Scot McKnight

James is like his brother Jesus in how he understands God. God is good and God is there and God is not silent and God responds. who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to […]

Romans 5: Part 2 – Adam (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Romans 5:12-21 proves to be one of the key texts in any discussion of science and faith these days.  We began a discussion of this passage last week with a consideration of the meaning and nature of the death introduced […]

Prayer Book Suggestions

posted by Scot McKnight

Last week one of the prayers in the prayer book tradition Kris and I use (The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime (Tickle, Phyllis) ) was this prayer: O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is […]

NPC

posted by Scot McKnight

I’m a bit behind getting up a brief report on my time in San Diego at the National Pastor’s Convention. The NPC is a mix of young pastors and older pastors, a mix of concerns for both, and a whole […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 5

posted by Scot McKnight

James starts off James 1:5 with a line that has brought comfort to many: If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. Many […]

A Pastoral Question

posted by Scot McKnight

This pastor gave permission to take this letter to the Jesus Creed blog. So, what is your advice and wisdom? Hi Scot,  I’m a pastor near Minneapolis.  I have a question that I’m wondering if you could give me some […]

iGens 8

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been reading about 20somethings of late and one book I found particularly helpful is by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett: Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties . (The title has nothing to do with the […]

Gloria in Excelsis Prayer

posted by Scot McKnight

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed […]

Hank Aaron

posted by Scot McKnight

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

OK, it’s Switzerland and not Chicago, but we get that kind of snow at times. Too bad for Arizona and sunny Southern California and Texas and Florida. There’s something beautiful about snow (now go away). Tamara Buchan‘s lesson in airports […]

What’s your favorite…

posted by Scot McKnight

Song by Johnny Cash? Anyone out there go to any of his concerts? We really liked the movie “Walk the Line” and the other night we found a few YouTube videos by Johnny and had a great walk down memory […]

Is the Jesus Creed community a “community”?

posted by Scot McKnight

Recently a gifted young anabaptist pastor, Shane Hipps, weighed in at Out of Ur blog about whether or not cyberspace provides “community.” He says “No” and I’m wondering what you think? Here is my response. Can “community” exist in cyberspace? […]

iGens 7

posted by Scot McKnight

What about the idea that you must love yourself before you can love others? Jean Twenge, in her new book, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before, takes on this question. […]

Friday is for Friends

posted by Scot McKnight

David Naugle’s second chapter in his fine new book, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness, is about Augustine. Augustine lists the three causes of unhappiness and the one cause of genuine happiness. What do you think […]

A Letter about Messianic Christians

posted by Scot McKnight

Before we answer this, I’m wondering if you are hearing things like this. Any response? Scot, This is unbelievably forward of me.   I am a reader of your blog.  I have a question about New Testament history, perhaps you […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 4

posted by Scot McKnight

James sees the testing of faith — the ability to see through a bad situation to what God will make of it — as an opportunity to set off a chain reaction: 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 7 – Romans 5 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Romans 5:12-21 proves to be one of the key texts in any discussion of science and faith these days, and the problem hits full force with v. 12: Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and […]

iGens 6

posted by Scot McKnight

The third chp of Jean Twenge’s book, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before, concerns this theme: “You can be anything you want to be.” Her concern is research on the […]

Stimulus Package Requests

posted by Scot McKnight

Let’s put in our orders, before this gets out of hand, for funds from the stimulus package since it is really “our” money we are lending out. Chrysler and GM are already asking for more, a mere 21.6 billion dollars, […]

Biblical Diet?

posted by Scot McKnight

There are many today who advocate specific diets — more organic food, no pork, no shrimp, etc — on the basis of the Bible. One can go back to the Bible for such things to carry out a number of […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 3

posted by Scot McKnight

James exhorted the messianists to face their exploitation with some courage and faith and to see through the exploitation, which they were incapable of resisting, to something they could get out of it. So he tells them to face the […]

Who are the NeoReformed? 2

posted by Scot McKnight

We are looking at the rise of the NeoReformed; we began Monday and this is part two. The NeoReformed movement of which I speak is an attempt to capture evangelicalism, redefine it by some clearly-defined doctrines that are Reformed, and […]

Prayer Coach

posted by Scot McKnight

James Nicodem, pastor at Christ Community Church in St. Charles Illinois, gives the church a gift in his book about learning to pray: Prayer Coach: For All Who Want to Get Off the Bench and onto the Praying Field . […]

A Letter about the End Times

posted by Scot McKnight

What do you think? Dear Scot, I wondered if you might do some blog posts addressing this (or maybe you have some past posts addressing this that I’ve missed and you could link me to). Growing up in a typical […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 2

posted by Scot McKnight

James, brother of Jesus, offers us wisdom. He opens his letter with a very typical greeting and then dives right in with these words: 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know […]

Genesis 2-3 Part 3 John Calvin (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

John Calvin of course was one of the principal leaders of the reformation in the 1500’s.  Calvin got many things right and, like everyone, many things wrong.  In the protestant church in general and in the more reformed branch of […]

iGens 5

posted by Scot McKnight

We turn today to the self-esteem curriculum that Jean Twenge, in her fine and important book, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before,  sees as one of the culprits for some […]

A Prayer

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, the source of eternal light:  Shed forth your unending day upon all of us who watch for you,  that our lips may praise you,  our lives may bless you,  and our worship may give you glory;  through Jesus […]

What do you think it was?

posted by Scot McKnight

Let’s have some fun. If that fireball was not satellite debris, what was it? I’ve got a few ideas, but how about you?

The Gospel Series

posted by Scot McKnight

I want to thanks some very kind folks who collated the Gospel series we did and here is the whole thing. The Gospel by Scot McKnight 1 We begin a new biblical study on the word “gospel” today.  We will […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 1

posted by Scot McKnight

We begin our series on James today and I suspect it will take us some time. As with previous Bible studies, we’ll do these Monday – Thursday. Our focus will be on how the brother of Jesus, James, offered wisdom […]

Who are the NeoReformed?

posted by Scot McKnight

I have been using the term “NeoReformed” now for a year or two and a few of my friends have asked me what I mean and why I don’t just calls such folks “Reformed”. This post will sketch who they […]

A Lenten Tool

posted by Scot McKnight

The major turns in the Church calendar can discourage even the most creative of pastors and leaders and lay folks — how many times can you talk about Advent or Lent and not return to the same (ol’) themes? Well, […]

Amazing Grace

posted by Scot McKnight

Listen to this version of Amazing Grace.

Tennis Scandal

posted by Scot McKnight

Very sad. If this were an Arab or an African, there would be an outcry. The United Arab Emirates has refused to grant a visa to a female Israeli tennis player, preventing her from competing in the Sony Ericsson World […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments […]

Blago and Burris

posted by Scot McKnight

Oh, oh … a confession: U.S. Sen. Roland Burris who repeatedly denied anyone tied to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich solicited him for cash in exchange for his seat, now acknowledges Blagojevich’s brother asked him three times to help with […]

Faith and Culture 7

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . Contemporary Culture: Sex, Intimacy, and Worship By Bruce Herman, a […]

Valentine’s Day and the Song of Songs

posted by Scot McKnight

The Song of Solomon is a love song between lovers and for lovers. Perhaps it was a play or designed to be dramatically played before others. Perhaps it was designed for the king’s courtiers as entertainment. Perhaps it is a […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Here in Chicago we have had some unseasonably warm weather. Makes me think baseball is … hey, it is. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training today! We are saddened to hear the news that Harold Hoehner has passed away. […]

Kindle 2

posted by Scot McKnight

We’ve had a few conversations about this, but I’m wondering once again if (about to release) Kindle 2: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation) , is the wave of the future? Do you think we will all be going […]

Faith and Culture 6

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . Art: Picasso: Art as Entertainment By Kelly Monroe Kullberg and […]

Friday is for Friends

posted by Scot McKnight

David Naugle’s new book, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness, is a delightful series of reflections on a Christian understanding of happiness. I like his theme of balance and I wonder if some want to converse […]

Pastors or Personalities?

posted by Scot McKnight

I posted this in my monthly post at Out of Ur blog. I think I was in college when I first saw that title of a magazine that brazenly called itself SELF and it was so bold it could have […]

What’s your favorite…

posted by Scot McKnight

Song by Elvis Presley? Dare I ask what is his greatest song ever? Got any stories to tell about his songs? Or, anyone ever attend one of his concerts? When Kris and I were in college (and married) we would […]

Faith and Culture 5

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . Literature: Augustine’s City of God: Two Cities, Two Loves By […]

Genesis 2-3 Part 2 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Genesis 3 is one of the cornerstone passages of the Bible.  Bill Arnold in his commentary on Genesis reflects that Gen 3 starts a new subject and introduces a new character, the serpent or snake.  The significance and identity of […]

iGens 4

posted by Scot McKnight

We are doing a series now on the fantastic book called Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before. The second chp digs deeper than the first. Two points before we get […]

My Facebook Group

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve formed a new group at Facebook and invite you to join: The Society to Return to Pre-Steroid Home Run Leaders.

Faith and Culture 4

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . Science: The Copernican Principle By Guillermo Gonzalez, PhD, associate professor […]

A Brother’s Wisdom 15

posted by Scot McKnight

Ask any pastor who knows suffering and persecution first hand and he or she will tell you that what James turns to in James 1:13-15 is the rugged, pastoral, moral reality: 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting […]

iGens 3

posted by Scot McKnight

We are doing a series now on the fantastic book called Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean Twenge. We continue with her chp that sketches how cultural shifts […]

Introducing the New Testament in its Historical Context

posted by Scot McKnight

I don’t know how long it lasted, but it had to be at least twenty years. Famed Wheaton professor Merrill C. Tenney’s two books on the historical context and the contents of the New Testament were standard textbooks. I got […]

Where do you get your news?

posted by Scot McKnight

During the past few months, the crisis in journalism has reached meltdown proportions. It is now possible to contemplate a time when some major cities will no longer have a newspaper and when magazines and network-news operations will employ no […]

Faith and Culture 3

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . Philosophy : Plato: Lover of Truth, Beauty, and the Good […]

Genesis 2-3 Part 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Genesis 2 begins another view of creation; another voice; a narrowed focus. First a context: We have discussed the issues of evolution and common descent in several different posts on this blog.  The mounting evidence, most importantly the molecular genetic […]

God in the Shack

posted by Scot McKnight

If you have questions about The Shack , and if your questions are theological, and if some have suggested that this book is full of heresy and you are wondering about the book, then you need to read Roger Olson, […]

A-Rod Takes a Hit but …

posted by Scot McKnight

A-Rod has taken the hit of public suspicion that more than a couple baseball players have taken steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Today he openly confessed that he took such drugs during the 2001-2003 seasons. But … If A-Rod really […]

Response to Atheist Bus Ads in London

posted by Scot McKnight

Have you seen this? What do you think of the approach? The Bible verse chosen? What verse or verses would you choose? The word of God is on the move in London — literally. Beginning Feb. 9, three separate Christian […]

Faith and Culture 2

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . History: The Council of Nicaea: The Voice Beneath the Altar […]

iGens 2

posted by Scot McKnight

We are doing a series now on the fantastic book called Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean Twenge. Last Friday we posted some big image ideas from her book. […]

Women Denied

posted by Scot McKnight

Last Thursday I was at the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Midwinter meetings where I conducted a day-long seminar on The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. That evening Kris and I were chatting about the session and about Cheryl […]

Faith and Culture 1

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been asked and given permission to publish this week a series of chapters from the new A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life . This first one is by Sarah Sumner, on General Revelation. […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

It’s Around the Corner! (Beats hockey any day of the week!) Luke’s #100 was a beer brewed by Trappist monks in Belgium. One way the internet and blogs can be redemptive. Speaking of redemptive, Habitat for Humanity’s founder, Millard Fuller, […]

Script on Mozilla Firefox

posted by Scot McKnight

Here’s a weird one that I’m thinking someone in our community can discern. We have an Apple AirPort in our basement to distribute a wifi signal in our home. Kris and I both have MacBooks that we use upstairs. We […]

A Feeble Attempt at Canadian Humo(u)r

posted by Scot McKnight

Is Quebec in Canada? OK, I heard a bit about this up in Canada last week.  Which State in the USA is most like what Quebec is to Canada?

Midday Bible Study: Gospel 70

posted by Scot McKnight

Though the entire sweep of the verses below is not called “the gospel” or the “message,” it unmistakably evokes 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 as a narration of the saving events of Jesus’ life: 16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is […]

Friday is for Friends

posted by Scot McKnight

David Naugle’s new book, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness, probes into the deep senses of happiness — a yearning in each person and yet something found by many to be elusive. I like that Naugle […]

iGens 1

posted by Scot McKnight

When it comes to grasping the big picture of what is doing on in culture, the single-most important book I have read in the last thirty years is Robert Bellah’s famous Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American […]

Pat Reaches a Summitt! 1000 Wins

posted by Scot McKnight

And I love this horsing around picture of her. Congrats from the Jesus Creed community to Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols!

Cartoon in Need of Theological Comments

posted by Scot McKnight

What say you?

Midday Bible Study: Gospel 69

posted by Scot McKnight

By the way, if anyone is collecting all this series into a MS Word document, I’d be happy to give you a bundle of credit and repost the whole series in one document. One of these days I’ll learn the […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 3: Genesis One (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Genesis 1 has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in world history. Scholars and amateurs alike have poured over this text for twenty-five hundred years, and it continues to demand our attention because of its arresting […]

The Gospel and Orthodoxy

posted by Scot McKnight

In my recent research on the meaning of “gospel,” I read Ted A. Campbell’s new book, The Gospel in Christian Traditions. Here is a book that needs to be read as a primer to theology in the history of the […]

Trouble posting comments on Beliefnet?

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve heard from a few of you that you are having trouble posting comments on this blog. We’d like to hear what is happening.

Midday Bible Study: Gospel 68

posted by Scot McKnight

We will finish this series this week and we will begin [in two weeks] a series on the letter of James. But today I want to observe that Paul’s gospel can be “gospeled” or “proclaimed” through the grid of several […]

Obama and God’s Sovereignty

posted by Scot McKnight

I don’t know about you, but I think the game of knowing “why” God is doing things in this world is a presumptuous and often self-serving game to play. One thing I’ve observed is that most folks who “know” the […]

Edmonton in January

posted by Scot McKnight

The single-most common quip we heard last weekend at Break Forth’s conference was this: “Why in the world would I want to go to Edmonton in January?” Confession time: when we were invited to speak at Break Forth, that was […]

Obama’s Inauguration: A Poem

posted by Scot McKnight

From Stephanie Seefeldt A Shadowed Hope It can be heard on the wind – in the words that are written,in the faces of the gathered who watch him ascend.“Change”, it says.“New.Better.More.Hope.”I see the hope. I even sense it some, and […]

Midday Bible Study: Gospel 67

posted by Scot McKnight

The “gospel” changes at Acts 1-2. One way of saying this is the proclaimer became the proclaimed one — but this misses that John preached about Jesus, too. And Jesus’ own message was self-directed. But, still, a good point to […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 2: Genesis (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Bill T. Arnold, Director of Hebrew Studies and the Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary has a new commentary out, Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series) .  This commentary is described as “an innovative […]

Capital Punishment and the Trial of Jesus

posted by Scot McKnight

This last weekend in our travel to Canada and back, I read lawyer and professor of law at Baylor University, Mark William Osler‘s new book Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and American Capital Punishment . There are […]

Drip Coffee? You gottabekiddin’ me!

posted by Scot McKnight

Someone needs to stand up and call a halt to this silliness. Perhaps I should be the one. Okay, now that I’ve got your attention, here it is: Throw away your drip coffee machine and your French Press and buy […]

Midday Bible Study: Gospel 66

posted by Scot McKnight

We can look at a slew of references for all say basically the same thing. We’ve had some early pushbacks here so I embolden the words that make our point: preaching/gospeling. Notice these references [where the word “kerusso”/preaching/proclaiming/gospeling appears]: 1. […]

Obama’s Attribute

posted by Scot McKnight

A Third Way approach to politics works from Christian principles to applaud what is worthy and to critique what is not. It is not tied to defending any politician on every issue or stance. I was not surprised by Obama’s […]

Anyone Know?

posted by Scot McKnight

Anyone know who the artist of this piece might be? What would you call this picture? 

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you […]

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