In the dynamic relationship between love and knowledge, head and heart, the Scriptures paint a holistic picture of the human person. It’s not only our minds that God redeems, but the whole person: head, heart, hands. Christ takes captive our minds but also our kardia, even what Paul calls our splagchna, our “inner parts” that are the seat of our “affections.”

Contemporary science is starting to catch up to this ancient biblical wisdom about the human person. Scholars at UCLA and McMaster University have been conducting experiments that are shedding light on our “gut feelings.” Their studies point to the way microbes in our stomachs affect the neural activity of the brain. “Your brain is not just another organ,” they report. “It’s . . . affected by what goes on in the rest of your body.” In fact, Scientific American reports that there is “an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our ‘second brain.’”

No wonder Jesus invites us to follow Him by eating and drinking (John 6:53-58). Discipleship doesn’t touch just our head or even just our heart; it reaches into our gut, our splagchna, our affections.  (Rob Stein, “Gut Bacteria Might Guide the Workings of Our Mind,” NPR – 11.18.13)   Luke 10:27 (HCSB); “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind.”  TO LEARN MORE:

Your Servant,

Robert Posner

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

*Spend time with the Lord: at least 20 days this month for 17 minutes each day (Daily read:

To see more of this week’s events at COLLIN CREEK CHURCH:

Monday, February 20: Today’s reading: 1 Corinthians 8

Tuesday, February 21: Today’s reading: Psalm 86

Wednesday, February 22: Today’s reading: Ephesians 5

            Patch Club (Ages 3—4th graders) @ 6:45 pm

Challenger’s Class (5th—6th) @ 6:45 pm

Crossdirection (7th-12th): Topical Study @ 6:45 pm

Men’s Group: Discovering Messiah: The Gospel of Matthew @ 6:45 pm

Women’s Group: Heaven @ 6:45 pm 

Thursday, February 23: Today’s reading: John 17

Friday, February 24: Today’s reading: 2 Corinthians 8

            Pray for the Barron Good News Club @ 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday, February 24 thru Saturday, February 25: Pray for Planet Wisdom Teen Conference

Saturday, February 25: Today’s reading: Genesis 18

 Sunday, February 26: Today’s reading: Romans 1

Sunday School for all ages @ 9:30 am

Nursery Caregivers

@ 9:15 am – Ashley Blagburn & Cayla Bradley

            @ 10:30 am – Anna Keller, Julie Hunter & Andrea Shanks

Community Worship @ 10:45 am—God: Who Are You? Justice

Community Groups gathering at various times and places. (see

Bringing Home the Bacon Men’s Weekend – Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5

$35 per man – Deadline, Sunday, February  26

Events are subject to change.  See the church’s website for details: 1905 East Parker Road  Plano TX 75074

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.


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