Editor’s Note: Due to the strife currently existing in our culture over racism, I wanted this editorial to focus on that topic. Accordingly, I invited Adrian Lyles from Calhoun, GA, to have a conversation with me about this. He is one of the deacons and spiritual leaders at the congregation where I serve as minister.… Read More A Preacher and a Deacon Discuss Race — Jon Mitchell & Adrian Lyles (Editorial: July/August, 2020)
The world contains many wonderful things that work in harmony with one another, from astronomical events in the stars to the interchange between living organisms in delicate ecosystems. Natural phenomena around us operate in predictable ways. We can observe, describe, and predict these processes. Our world is an almost infinitely complex machine whose parts work… Read More Our Designer Universe — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
We do not even know her name. She is just “a certain woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years.” Three gospels describe the account of this woman with the issue of blood. Mark 5:25-34 has the longest passage about her. We know she suffered with this problem for over a decade and… Read More Women Of The Bible: The Woman With The Blood Issue — Samantha Harvey
“I don’t want to go to heaven.” These are the words of Michael Whittmer. Mr. Whittmer serves as an associate professor of systematic theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of the book, Heaven Is A Place On Earth. In his theological treatise, Mr. Whittmer unfolds his belief that mankind was not… Read More Will Heaven Be A Renovated Earth? — Jon McCormack
What do your clothes say about your heart? The attire people wear is often an expression of who they are. For some, it is a t-shirt with a logo, slogan, or picture that expresses an interest or attitude. It may be the wearing of particular brands or individual styles that relate to a culture. These… Read More Modesty: The Heart Of The Matter — Michael Grooms
Editor’s Note: Most of us in the Lord’s church are aware of the existence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but not as many are very familiar with the various tenets of their faith. Over the years, some of us have had opportunities to study with Mormons, and several have expressed an… Read More A Conversation With A Former Mormon — Nathan Franson