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On the Word Sacrament

June 12, 2018

Over the years, I have noticed objections from Christians regarding the use of certain words. One of those words is the word sacrament. I use the word sacrament because I believe it is the best word out of all the words available in the English language to describe certain God-events in the life of a […]

R. C. Bell on the “Divine Dynamics” of the Church

March 27, 2018

From the autobiography of R. C. Bell. “Under the influence of David Lipscomb and James A. Harding, I soon saw that Paul’s description of some who would hold a form of doctrine, but deny its power, fit me. Especially, Brother Harding’s living, magnetic, contagious faith in God as a real personal friend matched the wavelength […]

Remembering the Cross

March 26, 2018

The soldier walked up to the condemned man’s side 
 To test his wounds to assure he died 
 When his spear came up the sky it cried 
 The earth moaned and split open wide 

 I can’t explain everything I saw 
 When the water fell I felt it fall 
 I held […]

On Christian Unity

October 17, 2017

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4) It would be difficult to pick out the most neglected command in the New Testament, but I believe Ephesians 5:21 would be near the top. This is the command to submit ourselves one to another. […]

Learning to Disagree Better

September 28, 2017

“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense…” (Proverbs 11:12) We have a problem in our country with communicating with people who are on the other side of an issue. Rather than listen and respond politely, we see people calling names, degrading others, belittling their neighbors, or worse. Before we can discuss our differences, we must first […]

Seeing God in the Chaos

September 3, 2017

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2) Now you might be wondering what this passage has to do with what we […]

What Now?

November 10, 2016

We have just endured an election that was nasty on all sides. It divided family, friends, and our country. Now the election has ended, people are feeling an array of emotions. Feelings such as joy, happiness, apathy, fear, sadness, confusion, and others are present in many Americans. The question being asked on all sides is […]

Peter Leithart on How Christians Should Respond to the Election

November 10, 2016

Peter Leithart offers a wonderful and beautiful reflection on how Christians should respond to the election of Donald Trump. For the first time in decades, the GOP offered a candidate whose pro-life convictions are wobbly and whose commitment to traditional marriage is non-existent. Four years from now, Roe and Obergefell will be untouched. Trump did […]

Why I Cannot Vote Republican or Democrat in November

October 13, 2016

This election has been difficult for all Americans. We have been asked to choose between two candidates whose disapproval ratings are at all time highs. Rather than vote for a candidate, many people are voting against a candidate. People know who they don’t want, and they are reluctantly voting for who they perceive to be […]

Committed to Trust

September 26, 2016

In a recent New York Times editorial, David Brooks identified a problem facing our culture. “A generation ago about half of all Americans felt they could trust the people around them, but now less than a third think other people are trustworthy…Young people are the most distrustful of all; only about 19 percent of millennials […]