Thanksgiving is a time of celebrating the bountiful blessings God has bestowed on us. Mostly we do this by cooking and eating way too much traditional food. The leftovers that were piled into the refrigerator this week were a testament to all the overeating my extended family and I indulged in. It’s always a good thing to remember your blessings, because there are many times throughout the year when it can seem like you’re stranded in the desert, dying of thirst, longing for
As a young man I had a bad experience in a church. Because of this, even though I believed in God, I was shy about getting involved with a different church. That is, until a girl I was interested in invited me to come to her Bible study, where I met their college pastor, Bob. Bob could see that I was struggling with my faith. I believe he made it his personal mission to lead me closer to Christ and enfold me back into the church. We got together for coffee, we went on long wa
"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God" (Romans 13:1). The verse might seem like an absurdity in light of our current political situation. Either this verse is untrue, or the Lord Himself has instituted Donald Trump as the president of the United States. There is a difference, though, in volitional motivation between God’s will of desire and God’s will of necessity.
A History of Christian Education (1993) by James E. Reed and Ronnie Prevost was required reading for my Foundations of Christian Education class for Gateway Seminary. In 377 pages, the book walks you from ancient Greece to the twentieth century via the path of education. Within each time period, the text focuses on the purpose, context, content, and purpose of education at that time, as well as they key players in the field. At the end of the journey, while there is a great d
If you’ve been keeping up with the superhero universe on the CW lately, you know that time travel has been a frequently rehashed plot device. And this meme about The Flash is hilarious. But if you haven’t, let me get you up to speed (pun intended): The parameters for time travel can be boiled down to two possibilities. Either the sequence of events is fixed, and time travel to the past is always what causes the future (predestination paradox) - or time can always be rewritten
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Every two weeks, one of the RBC staff members will write a short blog about their area of ministry, church events, or their personal walks with God! New posts appear every other Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.