The New Oxford Dictionary defines microcosm as: “a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger.”...Keep Reading
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It works like this: whatever you’re thinking about or arguing about, someone reduces the options to only two. “Either it’s _______ OR it’s ________.” And admittedly, there are many instances where the discussion really can be reduced to only one of two options — like pregnancy, citizenship, or having a pulse. Either you are or are not; you do or do not....
Jesus said: “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37) Chilling and sobering words. So accordingly, how do you view words? And how do you use them?...
What does it mean to live with sexual integrity? THIS calls for real faith. And courage....
In my last few emails, I have been working out ways in which we can establish credibility before a watching world, especially as trusting Jesus and His Word is increasingly viewed with suspicion if not open ridicule. I believe an important distinctive we’re called to is to live out our present while we’re hopefully anchored in eternity....
I want to continue my discussion of what would capture the attention and respect of a watching world and help them want to hear what we have to say about our beliefs in Jesus. If building relationships is now one of our primary tasks as Christians, how can we back up this work by establishing a credible lifestyle of kindness?...
A professor in a Speech Class that gave us this simple axiom: “Anxiety begets anxiety, and calm begets calm.” You’ve likely experienced it. ...Keep Reading
I wanted to send a brief email with a few reminders for tomorrow and going forward....Keep Reading
I have a specialized weeding tool and last week I just couldn’t find it. But I wasn’t worried, because I was pretty sure I knew where to look....Keep Reading
Obviously, our country is divided. Many will see this as a surprising new concern, and some will see this as a long-standing cancer. ...Keep Reading
Our elders met last night to vote and approve our plans for resuming corporate worship in person on June 7. ...Keep Reading
“Others can. You can’t.” I bet I heard that 100 times from my parents when I was growing up....Keep Reading
I ran across this very helpful article. And rather than summarize, or just quote portions, I thought it best to simply include the entire thing. ...Keep Reading
What do you do when your distinctive identity (for centuries even) gets stripped away? ...Keep Reading