9 Tips for Interpreting Scripture

by Mike Smith

Many of us grew up hearing preachers proclaim, “The Bible says it. I believe it. That settles it.” By now, I hope we realize that the task of biblical interpretation is a tad more complicated.

A View from the Pew: Looking at Your Phone During Church

by Lance Wallace

A question that has surfaced in my mind during these strange times is “When is it okay to look at your phone during church?”

Crossroads: Who Goes with Us?

by Jessica Asbell

My grandfather fought in the Korean War. In fact, he almost died in that war. In the few times that he ever talked about it, he told us that after he had been wounded, when he thought he was dying, he saw an angel.

Formations 10.25.2020: Stumbling Forward

by Darrell Pursiful

Paul calls the Colossian believers to lead holy lives. In chapter 3, he lists numerous virtues they are to embrace, love above all.

Connections 10.25.2020: The Lord’s Requirements

by Kelley Land

Whenever I think about the Lord’s requirements, Micah 6:8 comes to mind: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Satisfaction: A Meditation for Teachers

by Gail G. Mesplay

Concluding a school day is a lot like finishing a meal—you know immediately whether or not you feel satisfied. When the day is over and we close and lock our door, we know immediately whether we feel full or empty.

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