By John Kaniecki
“And the king will answer them, ‘I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me” (Mathew 25:40 NET).
If one looks at this statement literally it is perhaps one of the most powerful statements in the Bible. That is, the way that you treat any human being is the way that you are treating Jesus. If Jesus came up to you and said “I’m hungry”, I am sure that you would give him all of the food that you had. But what about that drug-addicted man, dressed in rags, who is always begging by the side of the road. According to this scripture, there is no difference between the two. Continue reading “The least of them”
by Lynette Carnahan Gray
“It says what it means, and it means what it says!”
How have you formerly felt about hearing that famous phrase?
When I was a student at Freed-Hardeman, my youngest teacher told this autobiographical event. As a neophyte professor, one Sunday “Rob” chaperoned some college students to a congregation in another town. Since Rob represented the college, when the elders asked him to teach their adult Bible class impromptu, Rob felt obliged to comply. Then they told him that their text was the book of Revelation! Continue reading ““It says what it means..””
by Lynette Carnahan Gray
“My grandparents were such faithful Christians they even wanted to be buried facing east,” she said.
Hmmm. That was a concept new to me. So, I asked a friend if he’d heard of people wanting to be buried facing east. He said, “The only time I’ve made sure that I was stretched out facing east was when I got a West Texas motel room. A door facing east meant that wind didn’t drive sand in under it.” We chuckled. Continue reading “Buried facing east”
by Robert Goff, Jr.
In our efforts to teach our children how to prioritize their values, we often caution, “Winning isn’t everything.” Certainly, that is a true statement in most realms of our lives.
Winning a ball game is more fun than losing, but it isn’t everything. Winning a contest at school is important to young people (and their parents), but we all must understand that some of the most important lessons in life are learned when we don’t win. Continue reading “Winning is everything”
The perfect church was made for imperfect people. Continue reading The paradox of the church
When I think about my daughter I have entertained a wide range of options. Everything from complete isolation with the Bedouin Monks in the deserts of the Middle East to homeschool with the reindeer people of Mongolia. Just kidding. In a way. Continue reading Fear for the Best
by Neal Pollard These are some typical questions people ask, and increasingly they are being asked by professed Christians as well as agnostics and atheists. The concept of a truly limitless God doing the incredible in the unfolding of history and His plan of salvation troubles many. Continue reading Selective Skepticism
by Steve Preston There are two major covenants God made with man, contained within the pages of the Bible. Most people understand these as the Old Testament and the New Testament. Continue reading The Covenant for Everyone
by Scott McCown “I had always thought that marching to the beat of my own drummer and making my own values as I went along were the right things to do, and that traditional values, to put it bluntly, were for the gullible. Turns out I was in for some surprises.” Continue reading Why We're Happy
by Deirdre Mansel My husband and I recently took a drive to Savannah for a long awaited visit to the Telfair Museum of Art to see their collection of Impressionist style oil paintings of foreign and local artists. Continue reading Taking a Second Look