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By Joe Waller on Monday, May 11, 2020

Grief sometimes comes in layers. The news of Ahmaud Arbery’s death grieved me this past week, though I couldn’t quite narrow down just one root of the grief. Multiple factors played a role. I grieved over the loss of life, grieved over the unjust manner in which life was taken, grieved over...

By Joe Fontenot on Monday, May 4, 2020

In front of all the people, Pilate washed his hands, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood” (Matthew 27:24-26). He wasn’t. The crowds answered him, hungrily: “his blood be on us and on our children!” It was, but not in the way they thought. The chief priests were there coaching the crowd, not...

By Philip Pinckard on Monday, April 27, 2020

In these days of heightened stress, I am reminded again of the need for relying on the Lord instead of ourselves. I first came to realize the Lord was calling me to ministry in the middle of my freshman year of college. I surrendered my plans to the plans of the...

By DeAron Washington on Monday, April 20, 2020

Every week, I saw them: Monday through Friday. They would walk into my office, and the story was always the same. They have been robbed of friends, family, employment, and time. I hear them say a statement akin to “I have turned every bridge I had into ashes.” By the time...

By Joe Fontenot on Monday, April 13, 2020

COVID-19 seems to have turned everything upside down. The pandemic has changed the way we work, the way we worship and the way we connect with others. (Recently, Jamie Dew, our president, talked about continuing to follow the Great Commission in a COVID-19 world). But what about service? After all, Jesus says if...

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...