by Bob Allen: When was the last time you meditated on your ears? Seriously, have you thought about how miraculous they are? Once upon a time, my wife and I lived in an apartment with a railroad track some 100’ from our backdoor. We didn’t think much of it when we moved in, and then … Continue reading The Impossible Made Real
Without Jesus, there is only hopeless sorrow. With Jesus, humanity has hope. With Jesus, illness and death lose their sting and become a door to eternity with the Lord.
Dripping with the poison of my sin, twisted from beauty to monstrosity, sunken into the sweat-stained, anguished brow weeping with blood, the crown of thorns pierces, maims, adorns, exalts my Lord.
by Paul List: Times are strange. A variety of changes we've never imagined, at least never before in my generation, comes at us quickly. The starts and stops recently have prohibited any semblance of a regular pattern in life. Summer is usually predictable: camp, vacation, family outings, pool visits and a variety of gatherings to … Continue reading Trusting God in Strange Days
by Bob Allen: Buford the bass is content to swim in his pond, snacking on smaller fish, crayfish, tadpoles, maybe even frogs or small aquatic birds; he has no interest in anything else. One day, he sees a worm bobbing along on the lake bottom. He swims closer, investigating whether or not this is a … Continue reading Dangerous Bait, Glorious God
by Dr. Joe Nichols: In Part 1 of this thesis, I began to lay out an appeal to reason applied to the current debate over whether we should comply with the government and health experts in the matter of wearing protective facemasks. Here, in Part 2, I intend to continue this appeal to reason. Afterward, … Continue reading To Mask or Not to Mask… (Part 2)
by Bob Allen: I had a moment yesterday. I was on the platform, helping to lead the worship team and suddenly, there were no words. I don’t mean that the screen went blank or that I couldn’t remember what I was supposed to be singing. No, I literally could not form a word. I was … Continue reading A Silenced Tongue
by Dr. Joe Nichols A few days ago, as I was browsing through my Facebook feed, I came across a post that, in the moment, rather disturbed me. It was a re-posting of a political cartoon featuring eight persons wearing protective masks. The caption at the top said “The Masks Speak…” Each mask contained one … Continue reading To Mask or Not to Mask… (Part 1)