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By Dr. Mark Tolbert on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In what qualifies me to be Captain Obvious, allow me to make the following observation: 2020 has been a really tough year! The COVID 19 virus has disrupted the entire world, including your world and mine. As I write these words, I have two dear brothers in Christ in Intensive...

By Marilyn Stewart on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Snow seems to be part and parcel for how we celebrate Christmas. Wherever you look, snow is part of the Christmas theme whether it is found on Christmas cards, decorations in stores, or in the movies. It’s true, few things in nature are as peaceful as an idyllic scene...

By Dr. Robert Stewart on Monday, November 30, 2020

An objection often heard today is the charge that “all religions are basically the same.” Lurking behind this charge is the idea that no religion should be singled out as “true” while claiming that other religions are “not true.” To do so would be intolerant, they say. The idea is that...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, November 16, 2020

The account of Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail (Acts 16:25-34) captured my attention as a child. Being in prison was about the worst situation I could imagine at the time. The fact that Paul and Silas praised God and sang hymns surprised my young mind and provided a...

By By Dr. Kathy Steele on Monday, November 16, 2020

Dr. Kathy Steele here in this post draws from her experience with cancer in 2019 to encourage readers today. Today, as a cancer survivor, Dr. Steele looked back over some of her journal entries at that time and saw that some are relevant to what many have experienced during 2020...

By Dr. Charlie Ray III on Monday, November 9, 2020

Nobody warned me that some of my darkest days would come while serving as a pastor. I don’t say that to blame anybody, only to say that I was caught off guard. But there I was, sitting at my dining room table across from a dear couple from our church...

By Dr. Adam Hughes on Monday, November 2, 2020

In the church I pastored previously to beginning my role at NOBTS, there were many unique aspects of that ministry. Not least of which was the fact that the church was less than a quarter century old when I began my tenure, and I followed a pastor who had led...

By Dr. Lloyd Harsch on Monday, October 26, 2020

We are days away from a presidential election. Early voting in Louisiana began October 16. Political attack ads are flying right and left. Some are based in fact. Many are filled with innuendo. A handful are outright lies. Political ambushes are nothing new. Even Jesus was subjected to these kinds of...