If God Exists, Why Do Evil and Suffering Exist? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2022)

I type this as Russian helicopters fly over Ukrainian villages.  People in Ukraine, likely including people I know and have taught and baptized years ago, are suffering and dying.  From my perspective, all of this is happening because of greed and selfishness.  It’s such a waste.  It’s needless and it’s horrible. It’s also nothing new. … Read More If God Exists, Why Do Evil and Suffering Exist? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2022)

Human Dignity and the Christian Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The word “dignity” has different and very important shades of meaning. The traditional concept of human dignity in the Western world is based on recognizing that human beings possess intrinsic value. “Human dignity” has typically been understood as the inherent worth of a human being—people are valuable simply because they are humans. This has been… Read More Human Dignity and the Christian Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Responsibilities of a Preacher — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2022)

I recently started a new work as the pulpit minister at a new congregation.  As I began preparing to take on this new work, I started contemplating anew the responsibilities laid out in Scripture for preachers.  It’s always been good for me to meditate on these things from time to time, and my study on these matters certainly benefited me this time.  Let me share with you what I’ve found God desires and expects from those who preach His Word to the church and to the lost.  I pray this will prove helpful to all preachers who read it, and that it will give all Christians who are not preachers some insight into what they themselves should expect from their preachers.… Read More The Responsibilities of a Preacher — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2022)

Having A Public Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Each Christian is called to express their faith in ways other than merely praying at mealtime while dining in public or reading the Bible openly at Starbucks. It is also more than the kind of pious display we might expect from the typical Pharisee. We do not live out our faith to be praised or to impress. We live it out as part of our calling to make disciples.… Read More Having A Public Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.