Unless You Come unto Me as These

by Charles Qualls

This one is going to be a problem for us. You know that most adults have forgotten that they were children once upon a time. In fact, how long has it been since most adults have included “once upon a time” in any sentence?

Naming Our Demons

by Ronald Vaughan

In the ancient world, people believed that knowing a person’s name gave them a degree of power over that person. You might use your knowledge of someone’s name to give the person a blessing or place a curse on him or her.

Crossroads: That’s Not Fair!

by Jessica Asbell

“That’s not fair!” Growing up with a younger sister sometimes meant that I said “that’s not fair” a good bit. There were times when she got to do things much earlier than I had gotten to do them, or she got her way when I really wanted mine.

Formations 09.27.2020: Persistence

by Darrell Pursiful

Persistence is one of the key factors that underlies success. Think about the people you knew in high school. It’s likely you can think of somebody in your graduating class who got good grades but perhaps wasn’t terribly successful in life.

Connections 09.27.2020: What’s In a Name?

by Michael Ruffin

An etiology is a story that explains the origin of a name or a custom. The writers of the Pentateuch skillfully wove etiologies into their narratives.

Lockdown Sunday School: How to be Together When You’re Apart

by Lance Wallace

Very little feels normal about church these past six months, but one of the most consistently meaningful weekly meetings we have maintained is the Bible study my wife and I lead for young adults.

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