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Pastor Column-Christianity's gift — valuing women

A study of history shows that one of Christianity’s major gifts was an elevation in the status of women. In the ancient world most societies gave women a low status. In Gree

Pastor Column-Abundant life means living selflessly

Jesus said He came that we “might have life and have it more abundantly.” This sounds good, right? Who wouldn’t want a more abundant life? Proverbs 29:2 records that, “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice.” Thriving is what God intended for us. It’s what God saw when he made life, and “saw that it was good.” To thrive is to have newness of spirit, vigor and strength, as opposed to weariness or fatigue. I expect we’d all choose to thrive, but not necessarily choose Jesus’ way of thriving

Pastor Column-Know God — you don't know what you're missing

Have you ever looked at a travel brochure, with white sand beaches, turquoise water and sunlight hrough the palm tree offering a lovely, shady spot beckoning you to be a part of the moment? Most people can imagine themselves there.

Pastor Column-With Facebook, why bother with church at all?

I’m considering becoming a Facebook Christian — and leaving the church behind.

Pastor Column-So what, indeed, was the first Noel?

The Christmas story is full of things that make us wonder.

Pastor Column-Are you sure, God? Be thankful in everything?

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas upon us, I’ve been reflecting on family time and the deeper meaning of these holidays. The apostle Paul offers wisdom for us all.

Pastor Column-There's a relationship between religion, good health

A better title might be The Gospel of Good Health. Because God is a God of love, He cares about your health. About my health. There are many texts in the Bible showing this to be true. A few of these will be quoted.

Pastor Column-One four-letter word is OK -- in fact, it's holy

I’m going to do something dangerous. I want to talk about a four letter word.

Pastor Column-Lot’s wife escaped her past, but missed her future

Sometimes we find ourselves in sticky situations we’d rather not have to deal with. Sometimes we’d like to break free from the stickiness of the situation but, for myriad reasons, some we can’t articulate, we just haven’t been able to get free from it.

Pastor Column-Always give thanks to God, no matter what

The Bible has an audacious requirement listed in the New Testament Book of Ephesians. In the 5th chapter it says, “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This bold command seems to fly in the face of common sense. How are we to give thanks for everything, even for things that are difficult or evil?

Pastor Column-Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Having come through the elections in one piece, some of us are nonetheless a little worse for the wear. Frustrated with the negativity and whatever-it-takes-to-win attitudes, along with the obvious media bias, some of us pastors took up the fight for Godly morals and values, the upholding of our Constitution, and good old fashioned truth.

Pastor Column-Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Having come through the elections in one piece, some of us are nonetheless a little worse for the wear.

Pastor Column-Don’t forget to put God first in your heart

We need reminders. We set alarm clocks to remind us of appointments. We ask family members to remind us of important events. We may put “sticky notes” in conspicuous places to jog our memories.

Pastor Column-Don't forget to put God first in your heart

We need reminders. We set alarm clocks to remind us of appointments. We ask family members to remind us of important events. We may put “sticky notes” in conspicuous places to jog our memories.

Pastor Column-In Christ, we all belong to the same family

When we are conceived, we have the DNA of our natural parents, which determines, among other things, what we look like.