I write this days after the horrible events in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, a day filled with sinful rebellion, violence, and tragedy which is but yet another horrific event added to so many similar days of unrest, rioting, anger, and viciousness which have taken place last year. The times in which we live… Read More Wisdom From Above In These Troubling Times — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2021)
We like traditions. They remind us of the past and give us a sense of having a distinctive place in history. We become custodians of the cultural treasures passed down from previous generations, making us a vital link between the past and future. Traditions give us a shared identity and a sense of value. Maintaining… Read More The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Think back to your high school days and recall things that were important. As teenagers, it seems so important to feel like you fit in and belong. You want to be fashionable, drive a cool car, be invited to parties, make the right grades, be a part of extracurricular activities such as sports or drama,… Read More We Are Significant In Christ — Samantha Harvey
In 1978 John Conlee released a song called Rose Colored Glasses. The chorus says, “But these rose colored glasses/That I’m looking through/Show only the beauty/’Cause they hide all the truth.” John Conlee’s choice of words is very interesting. Instead of saying that the rose colored glasses hide all the bad, he chose to say that… Read More God’s Equipoise — Steve Vice
Editor’s Note: Last year these four brothers in Christ co-wrote a book titled, It’s There in Black and White: Scriptural Answers to 37 Questions People Are Asking about Racial Tension in the Church. Recognizing its relevancy in the times in which we live, I read the book and was glad I did. The insights laid… Read More It’s There in Black and White: A Conversation with Glenn Colley, Ben Giselbach, Hiram Kemp, and Melvin Otey
While I cherish the death of my Lord for me, I am too often reluctant to die to myself for Him. The problem is that it is not enough to accept Christ’s cross while rejecting the cross to which I am called. Consider this with me. During His earthly ministry, Jesus made it plain that… Read More Dying To Self — Robert Hatfield