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By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, April 6, 2020

When my daughter was young, she wanted a lemonade stand to raise money to help with summer camp expenses. I was proud. Later, I realized I had missed her point entirely. Our church group was headed to G.A. camp, a missions camp for girls. I was delighted that my daughter...

By Joe Fontenot and Jamie Dew on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

I (Joe) recently sat down with Jamie and asked him some questions about COVID-19. Specifically, about the Great Commission. How do we as a church – practically – stay faithful to the Great Commission in such an upside-down time? Here’s my interview, edited for space (listen to the full version on...

By Gary Myers on Monday, March 30, 2020

Confession: The “deacon call list” has always caused me a bit of anxiety. You know, that list of church members a deacon calls during times of crisis or when the church is introducing new initiatives. I am perplexed by the anxiety. I’m a people person and I like to talk. Perhaps...

By Ryan Rice on Monday, March 23, 2020

From elementary school to high school, I loved track & field. I decided to go for a run one day and, like Forrest Gump, I never stopped. I can remember the first race I ever lost. I was in 6th grade, and the race was the 100-meter dash. Needless to...

By Rex Butler on Monday, March 9, 2020

My second chance came in the form of teaching. But, like all second chances, that’s not where this story starts. This story starts with me in Southwestern Seminary, fresh out of college (Texas Tech, 1974). I attended for three semesters. But that last semester brought me to the end of myself....

By Mike Edens on Monday, March 2, 2020

Wars are bad things, which, sometimes, are undertaken with less than perfect reasoning. However, as is often the case, missionaries have quickly jumped in, carrying the Gospel to and planting church in the theaters of war. And so it was in the years after 9/11. I write this on the first...

By Aaron Shamp on Monday, February 24, 2020

The book of Acts is thrilling to read. Luke’s narrative moves quickly and takes the reader through the triumphs and challenges of the first Christians. The first stage of major opposition comes in chapter 8 when Saul leads a widespread persecution campaign against the church in Jerusalem. This persecution causes...

By Owen Nease on Monday, February 17, 2020

I still remember the look of the dried flowers. The smell of the storage room behind the baptistry. The racing of my heart and mind. The reason I was in this room had to do with a sermon preached a couple of weeks beforehand. I was a college kid serving as...