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Faith Roundtable: Mark Brown

A word as we are in back to school season: we are praying for a safe and successful year for all the new and returning, students, staff and teachers. God has great plans for you. You haven’t come … more

Roundtable: Chuck Robison

“There’s no future in the past.” — Lyrics and song by Vince Gill.The men who wrote the Bible did so in a world that was clearly flat, composed of atoms that were clearly solid and in which … more

Roundtable: Aidan Wilcoxson

In his question for this roundtable, Editor Scott Coleman asks why “so many Christians” consider some parts of the Old Testament to be “valid” and other parts “invalid.” There are quite a … more

Roundtable: Dale Chrisman

Christians are often attacked by the secular left and atheists for being arbitrary, especially when applying God’s laws. For example, God told the Israelites to follow certain dietary laws that we, … more

God’s plan for your success

Do not settle for a portion of the vision God has given you. The dreams, sparks of genius, creativity, ingenuity, the vision, plans, the strategies for execution; He wants to see the vision come to … more

Going out of our minds

A man is walking through the grocery store with a screaming, flailing toddler in his shopping cart. The child is inconsolable, and the man is quietly repeating phrases like, “Shh…Keep calm, … more

All the Time in the World

By RONNIE MCBRAYER, Faith ColumnistImagine that tomorrow you awake to find $1,440 deposited into your bank account. That’s not enough to make you rich, but it’s a nice chunk of change. On the … more

Born to belong

Americans are ferocious individualists. We glorify the single, the personal, and the independent. And while there is no “I” in “team,” we don’t seem to care about this. We prefer the … more

Oops, I fell for it again

An old saying more or less defines my life, “What we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.”When I was younger, I assumed that the older I got, the smarter I would become. I … more

Unaccompanied Alien Children

Unaccompanied Alien Children. That’s the official nomenclature assigned to some 12,000 minors held in custody by the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (O.R.R.). And make no mistake about … more

Dear young couple that I surprised last week

Greetings in the Name of the Lord.I’m the guy in the black dress that was tapping on the window of your car at 5:45am. And, yeah, I know: when you’re sitting in your car with nothing on but your … more

Good Things Are Coming Your Way

Good things are coming your way. Make room for God’s blessing, health, solutions, successful plans, and increase. The Bible tells us in Psalm 103:5 He (the Lord) fills our years with good things … more

How the Light Gets In

Sheldon “Shel” Silverstein had one of the more extraordinary literary, music, and art careers you will ever read about, though many people will not recognize his name or face. He was the … more

More Bad Theology

It’s time for another round of Bad Theology.Bad Theology happens when we say ridiculous things about the Most Holy Trinity. And, a lot of times, that ridiculous talk comes from pastors and … more

Dates and Times

When Jesus spoke to his disciples for the last time, he spoke to them about the Kingdom of God, the reign of God’s love in the world. True to form, they misunderstood him. Their thoughts went … more

Follow the light

Twelve Step programs use a terrific phrase that I have adapted for my own spiritual journey. It is found in Step Three: “I make the decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of the God … more

Our Struggle is With the Spiritual Forces of Evil

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly … more

You Are Welcome

This first week of June the Eastern Orthodox Church will celebrate the annual Feast Day of St. Philip the Deacon, also known as Philip the Evangelist. He was an influential and powerful leader in the … more

Burn your quit towel

God has called you to greatness. The scripture teaches us in Mark 11:23 if we speak to the mountain and do not doubt in our hearts, but believe what we have spoken then the mountain will be removed. … more

Let it Be

When the final studio album by the Beatles was released this month in 1970, the band had already broken up. As fans know well, the years of grueling tours, their widening creative differences, and … more
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