Gospel 37

Gospeling involves a gospeler, but the gospeler is not the gospel. In fact, the contrast between the gospel and the gospeler serves to highlight the power of God. Notice 2 Cor 4:1-7: [Read more...]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well¯beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well¯beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Imagine how big that New York City tree must be in Texas! [Read more...]

Do you read Greek?

If you do and you have heard about “aspect” or “aspect theory” or “verbal aspect” and you wonder what in the world is going on, I urge you to read this book: Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek. If you learned Greek more than twenty years ago you probably learned about tenses and a [Read More...]

Note from Beliefnet About Commenting

Dear Jesus Creed Readers, Last week at Beliefnet we implemented a small change to our blog commenting system – you now have to confirm that you are  a real person, and not a spammer, by typing in a few characters of text upon submitting your comments. This change was necessary in order to curtail the [Read More...]

Friday is for Friends

The desert monks committed huge portions of Scripture to memory, not only putting us moderns to shame but also reminding us of the potency of a simple life. One reason for putting so much Scripture to memory was to learn to “redirect” thoughts. That is, to ward off temptations. This is the subject of the [Read More...]

(Re)Awakening Your Prayer Life

Prayer is not only hard for most Christians, it is discouraging to be reminded of the importance of prayer. Sometimes it is a scolding preacher and other times nothing more than the word of someone who seems so good at prayer. A few years ago I became convinced that one of the major reasons prayer [Read More...]

This Just in …

CHICAGO – Bears football practice was delayed nearly two hours this morning after a player reported finding an unknown, white powdery substance on the practice field. Head coach Lovie Smith immediately suspended practice while police and federal agents were called to investigate. After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the white substance, unknown [Read More...]

Spirituality: What is it?

How do you define spirituality? In Evan Howard’s new book, Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality, The (Brazos Introduction), we get an opening chp that is devoted to this discussion. Here are his central claims: [Read more...]


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