Community of Faith

Posted: March 6, 2018

One of the things I like about being Baptist is our emphasis on heart-felt religion. There’s no substitute for it. As Baptists, no one forces us to participate or not. There is no earthly ecclesiastical structure that governs our work. […]

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Pastor Search Update

Posted: February 27, 2018

We committed this past Sunday to be especially consistent to pray for our Pastor Search Committee and to continue our support and encouragement in these days. Here are the names of those who serve on the PSC: Ric Atkinson (Chair), […]

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Joy and the Christian Life

Posted: February 21, 2018

Several years ago, I led a seven-week Bible study titled “Joy and the Christian Life.” The theme was set from 2 Corinthians 7:4, “In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.” Note the positive affirmation that shows his durable […]

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A Holy Priesthood

Posted: February 13, 2018

This week’s Sunday School lesson for the Homebound Class I teach looked closely at 1 Peter 2:5 that describes Christians as a “Holy Priesthood.” We Baptist call it “the priesthood of all believers.” It means that the job description of […]

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The Larger Arena

Posted: February 6, 2018

Some years ago, when our children were small, we visited the beautiful Aquarium in New Orleans, LA. At one point I drifted away from the family and engaged in conversation with a young man who fed the fish and cleaned […]

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Posted: January 31, 2018

C.S. Lewis has been for years one of my favorite writers—and not mine alone, for millions in our generation have learned from his clear intelligent thinking and sophisticated writing. He was a brilliant and devout brother in Christ. There is […]

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Joy in the Unknown

Posted: January 29, 2018

Our first winter in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, we took our children and some friends to the lovely ski lodge east of town. We were, as you know, deep southerners and while we had seen snow we had never even […]

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Hope For The Hopeless

Posted: January 23, 2018

The words of Jesus in John 5:6 are instructive for our troubled world. To a man waiting for a healing miracle at the pool of Bethesda, the Lord questioned, “Do you want to be healed?” Apparently the troubled man had […]

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Covenant Renewal

Posted: January 8, 2018

Responsive Reading One In days of old, Joshua gathered the people of God at Shechem for the solemn occasion of covenant renewal. “Choose you this day whom you will serve,” he said, “but for me and my house, we will […]

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A New Year


As the new year begins we do so, as in prior years, with anticipation mingled with anxiety. Honestly, some fear may confront us since we really do not know the future. But while we lack certainty about many things we […]

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