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Who Will Take Up the Mantle?

This week we celebrated the feast of the Prophet Elijah, ranked second only to John the Baptist among the prophets. Elijah was a man full of God’s grace who manifested the power of God in his prophetic witness to Israel and the peoples surrounding them. He healed the sick, defeated the priests of Baal through […]

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The Old Testament Canon

Today we continue to answer the question: Why are some books in the Bible while others were excluded and how was that decided? The canon of the Old Testament is a much more complicated collection than the New Testament. Unlike the New Testament that was written, collected, and pretty much standardized in the course of 300 […]

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How to Lead a Great Discussion

Having a great conversation at your meetings is more than just having an interesting topic–it takes real leadership to facilitate discussion and make sure everyone’s voice’s are heard. Here are some pointers on leading discussion! The Invisible Facilitator Facilitators should not try to correct, teach, inform, and dominate in the discussion. The job of the […]

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The New Testament Canon

Why are some books in the Bible while others were excluded and how was that decided? This is a great question! Today I’m going to address the New Testament canon. Let’s start off with a little bit of context. By the end of the first century or early in the second century, all of the […]