Meditations on Mark: Family in the Kingdom of God

by Chris Cadenhead

Few wounds cut deeper than those inflicted on us by our families. I have known plenty of otherwise strong and accomplished adults who still carry in their spirits the pain of broken relationships with parents, siblings, or children. This is an indication of the family’s importance in God’s plan for humanity.

Before I die . . .

by Brett Younger

When the waitress brought our food, I tried to find a way to ask, “How am I supposed to eat this?” I had to think fast.

Crossroads: Don’t Lose Heart

by Jessica Asbell

We all have bad days sometimes. Maybe we forget to do something important like studying for a test or doing homework, we drop things, we step in giant puddles, we are late for an important event, and on and on.

Formations 06.20.2021: Perseverance in Preaching

by Kelley Land

Preaching isn’t an easy gig. It’s much more than speaking God’s truth. It’s living out that truth in numerous practical and not-so-practical ways each week. If you are a pastor, part of a pastor’s family, or close friends with a pastor, you know the dramatic demands on a pastor’s life.

Connections 06.20.2021: Just As He Was (and As We Are)

by Michael Ruffin

Most modern scholars think that Mark’s Gospel was the first Gospel to be written. They furthermore think that both Matthew and Luke used Mark’s Gospel as a source in composing their Gospels.

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Get Together

by Starlette Thomas

We check boxes to ensure that persons are just right for us, a good fit for our company, to ensure that they are who they claim to be. It’s a tight squeeze—most of who we are doesn’t make it in.

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