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Blessed by Our Daily Bread

“Blessing, as the biblical writers conceive it, is a kind of ecological phenomenon; it connects God and the creatures in a complex of interlocking relationships,” writes biblical scholar Ellen Davis.[1] As Christians, we believe that our Triune Lord creates, redeems, and sustains all of Creation. We do not believe in a distant God who created in the beginning and then retreated into inaction. We trust in a God whose hand is constantly present in His glorious world, blessing His human and non-human creatures…

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The Oldest Command in the Books

It’s easy to compare the Old and New Testaments and think of missionary activity – the outward focused spread of faith in the God of the universe – as something new and unprecedented until Jesus’ time. After all, there is little evidence that Israelites traveled very far outside the Promised Land except as prisoners of war. However, a closer look at the Hebrew Bible shows that God had threaded mission as a constant theme throughout his word...

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