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The Future of the Oswald Chambers & Joel Osteen Threads [Caucus & Ecumenical]
FR | 7/6/13 | Vision

Posted on 07/06/2013 2:12:33 PM PDT by Vision

(Please only post if you are on the Oswald Chambers and/or Joel Osteen threads ping list or read them daily.)

Hi everyone, I begin a new job this week and it will become hard to post the Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers and the Today's Word with Joel Osteen threads every morning.

To give you some history, the Chambers thread is an institution on Free Republic. I began posting it sometime around 2006 (if my memory is correct) and I believe I have the longest tenure of posting it on FR. I created the Osteen thread roughly four years ago.

I'm willing to keep these going but wanted to let everyone know once upon a time this responsibility was passed around. And if I keep them going something will have to change.

The options:

Do people care if these threads go away? (I'm just curious about the demand.)

Is anyone committed enough to take over posting the Chambers and/or Osteen threads every morning?

In the worse case I may be able to continue posting them, however they would be posted at night and the Osteen thread would be a day behind it's current message.


TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: religion
Thank you.
1 posted on 07/06/2013 2:12:33 PM PDT by Vision
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To: Religion Moderator; 185JHP; 1lawlady; 2nd amendment mama; abigail2; al_c; Alamo-Girl; AlguyA; ...
Your feedback is requested.
2 posted on 07/06/2013 2:13:57 PM PDT by Vision (Political Correctness is unAmerican)
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To: Vision
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Oswald Chambers!

I love Oswald! I had the everyday book in the eighties. I have it in storage. This is just wonderful. He was a great Christian.

3 posted on 07/06/2013 2:18:17 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Vision

I love reading them every morning. I did recently sign up for the Osteen email and I have Oswald Chambers bookmarked so I am not dependent on you posting them any longer. Just wanted to let you know how much they are appreciated.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 2:19:02 PM PDT by sjeann
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To: Vision

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Chambers


6 posted on 07/06/2013 2:20:56 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Vision

I read them and would miss them if they were gone.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 2:30:00 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Vision

You can take me off your list for Oswald Chambers; I can go to it myself. I am not on the Osteen list

Thank you for posting these each day; you are the reason I read Chambers and I got my brother started reading him, too. You do good work.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 2:30:36 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Vision
Vision, you've been very faithful, thank you.

I read Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest every day for shoot, almost 20 years. His writings helped me immensely.

Joel helped change my thinking from negative to positive. I actually renounced negative thing becasue of Joel. And I admire his character as a good example for myself.

But over the last few years, I've encountered Joseph Prince whose message of grace and the centrality of Jesus has revolutionized my life and set me free. Although I do like and read Joel's devotionals, but I can probably let it go lieu of the devotionals I'm now getting from Joseph Prince.

Thanks again for your faithfulness.

10 posted on 07/06/2013 2:35:10 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Vision

I appreciate your efforts at raising the level of discourse here at FR, but we need Chambers far more than Osteen.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 2:40:24 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Vision

The Chambers thread would be dearly missed. The other....not so much.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 2:42:49 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Vision

You can skip Osteen. I never read his stuff.

I am willing to post the Chambers thread, if you would like, with this caveat: I live on the edge of the jungle in Papua, Indonesia. Sometimes, I don’t have internet service or electricity. It isn’t often, but there you are.

If someone else with more reliable service volunteers, go with them. I am a last-case volunteer.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Vision

I will miss Oswald.Never listened or read the other. Never will.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 3:00:47 PM PDT by Ramonne
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To: Vision

I read the Oswald Chambers post religiously. I love being able to read off of the computer, but I have the book, so I can go old school. Good luck on your new job.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 3:04:36 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Vision

Congratulation on the new job. Thanks for faithfully posting these. I love the Oswald Chambers post and would miss it if it went away.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 3:14:54 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Vision

Just wanted to thank you for posting the Oswald Chambers... I have really enjoyed reading them.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 3:16:58 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: Vision

I don’t read these threads anymore. I do appreciate you efforts over the years.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 3:30:24 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: SkyPilot

Amen!


21 posted on 07/06/2013 3:57:04 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: SkyPilot

ditto.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 3:57:11 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Vision

I thoroughly enjoy Oswald CHambers every morning. I used to comment but lately have done more of the reading only.

I apologize for not responding more.
Add me to those who would sorely miss this thread....

Polly


24 posted on 07/06/2013 4:14:20 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Not on the lists, but have to agree. Osteen should go.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 4:21:18 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: All

Joel Osteen and The Prosperity Gospel

http://www.svchapel.org/resources/articles/22-contemporary-issues/620-joel-osteen-and-the-prosperity-gospel

The Word of Faith Movement

http://www.svchapel.org/resources/articles/19-charismatics/33-the-word-of-faith-movement


26 posted on 07/06/2013 4:22:56 PM PDT by onthelookout777
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To: Coldwater Creek

dittos to all....


27 posted on 07/06/2013 4:42:11 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Vision

Let the Osteen posts die.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 4:43:29 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Vision

I read the Chambers post nearly every day. I so appreciate the availability and your devotion to the this.


29 posted on 07/06/2013 5:10:43 PM PDT by rusty millet
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To: Eccl 10:2; noprogs; circlecity; SkyPilot; 100American; Louis Foxwell; wideawake; jodyel; ...

This is a Caucus & Ecumenical thread. That means:

Caucus threads are closed to any poster who is not currently and actively a member of the caucus group.

Ecumenical threads are closed to antagonism.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 5:20:21 PM PDT by Vision (Political Correctness is unAmerican)
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To: Vision

I am still trying to figure out why someone who posts threads about Oswald Chambers would also posts threads about Joel Osteen.


31 posted on 07/06/2013 5:36:25 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Eccl 10:2

amen fto that. on top of it they are so superficial and shallow.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 5:47:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Vision

Yes, I’m well aware of what Caucus and Ecumenical threads are.


34 posted on 07/06/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Vision

I always read them when logos posted them, he posted them for years and I enjoyed them.
I am not a member of this caucus so you might want to have my comment pulled.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 5:57:02 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Vision

Then don’t ask for opinions.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 6:19:35 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus
I didn't ask for your opinion. Please leave the thread.
37 posted on 07/06/2013 6:29:08 PM PDT by Vision (Political Correctness is unAmerican)
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To: Vision

Vision, congratulations! I’m so happy for you.

I appreciate the Chambers threads very much....and Vision, never underestimate the positive effects that the Chambers thread and this ministry may have had on those who read them. (I can’t speak to the Osteen ones, I don’t read those) I’d wager that many have found solace, comfort and perhaps even been encouraged toward salvation because of reading Oswald Chambers. I have no doubt that your posts have helped others and that glorifies Jesus.

I cannot make the commitment to a daily thread posting, I understand your dilemma with the new job. Whatever happens, I just want to thank you once again, for being so faithful with these posts.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 8:10:01 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vision

I appreciate all the devotions! Thank you!


43 posted on 07/06/2013 8:56:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Vision

I, too, appreciate the devotions


44 posted on 07/06/2013 10:14:17 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Vision

No antagonism at all...just truth.

And it seems that the majority of posters agree with me...dump Osteen.

Just sayin’.


45 posted on 07/06/2013 10:54:15 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: SeaHawkFan

My thoughts exactly.

All that ecumenical stuff...believers are not ecumenical.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 10:55:39 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: Vision

I certainly didn’t mean to antagonize, and thought it was open to readers of the articles as per the first line of the body of the thread.

Congratulations on your new job. If it makes posting Osteen more difficult, maybe the Lord is trying to tell you something.


47 posted on 07/07/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Vision
First, congratulations on your new job :)

Do people care if these threads go away? (I'm just curious about the demand.)

You've worked on these daily threads for 7 years. That's more than anyone here could ask. To demand more from you now--knowing that you're starting a new job--would be very selfish of us.

I can receive daily messages from any ministry I choose through Facebook, and I can read them in peace there, without having to endure comments from FR's peanut gallery. I much prefer that.

But whatever you choose to do, know that the work and prayer you've invested in these threads is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten--especially by our Father in Heaven. God bless you, Vision. And thank you.

48 posted on 07/07/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("He is not here; for He is risen, as He said." -- Matthew 28:6)
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I don’t care for the Osteen posts, myself. He is not always sound in his teaching and can be very misleading in interviews about what he believes, but Oswald Chambers is great. He is a known commodity, dependable in its Biblical authority. He does not give his own interpretations of Scripture, but gives insights into Scriptural passages that the lay person might miss in a literal reading.


49 posted on 07/07/2013 9:56:50 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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