A View from the Pew: Saving Seats

by Lance Wallace

Confession: I hate saving seats. Anywhere. School concerts, sporting events, the movie theater, anywhere that has general admission, first-come first-served seating.

Crossroads: Fishers of People

by Jessica Asbell

Going fishing takes patience. You have to wait awhile (sometimes a very long while) before the fish start biting. First you put something on your hook that you hope the fish will want to eat. Then you plop that hook into the water and you wait. Sometimes you may move it around some, but you have to wait for the fish.

Formations 02.02.2020: Moses’ Early Life

by Kelley Land

Ever since I had children, I can’t read this old story without feeling the intense fear of a mother who is terrified for her child. In my mind, I picture her filling his belly with her breastmilk to make sure he won’t cry out in hunger on his journey.

Connections 02.02.2020: Abiding Principles

by Michael Ruffin

A long time ago, in a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary far, far away, I heard a chapel speaker say something like this: “We don’t read a manual on how to operate a vacuum cleaner as poetry, so why would we read Genesis 1 as a manual on how God created the universe?”

Six Ways to Embrace Your Uniqueness

by Bo Prosser

As we put our hands to the plow of the new year, consider these six ways of transforming yourself and your Sunday school class.

Bells: A Meditation for Teachers

by Gail G. Mesplay

Telephone bells, doorbells, school bells, and fire alarms all alert us and prepare us to go into action. Our modern use of bells is totally different than one hundred years ago. Church bells rang the hour of the day and told of a death.

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