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GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE

By Doug Ponder on Dec. 12, 2018

Into the Lion's Den Paul had to have seen it coming. All the signs were pointing in the same direction, confirming what was revealed by the Spirit through Agabus the prophet. Paul was headed for certain capture, imprisonment, and probably death. But he went anyway. Never mind that the Jews had received fal...

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  • I'M VISITING YOUR CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

    By Jason Elliott on Sept. 13, 2017

    The Not So Fictional Visitor Meet John.  John is not a Christian. Actually, John is extremely skeptical to anything dealing with religion. John has only had three experiences with the church. His first experience was a middle school lock-in—an event where a bunch of junior-high kids play games, sing...
  • SCIENCE & SCRIPTURE: ENEMIES OR FRIENDS?

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 30, 2017

    What We Think About Science and Scripture If you want to know what pop culture thinks about an issue, Google’s Autocomplete Me is a wonderful tool. (For those who aren’t familiar with how this works, when you begin typing in the Google search box the search engine shows a list of popular words that...
  • TAKERS, TRADERS, GIVERS

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 23, 2017

    How to Think about Your Life There are lots of ways to think about the different kinds of people in the world. You could categorize us according to gender, according to nationality, according to age, and so on. Or you could categorize people according to preferences. For example, you might say there are two kinds...
  • OVERCOMING A GUILTY-CONSCIENCE

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 16, 2017

    Dealing with Guilt One experience common to humanity is the feeling of guilt. The experience is so common that we have come up with a phrase for it: “guilty conscience.” A guilty conscience is that gnawing sense that we’ve done something other than what we ought to have done. So how do we exp...
  • NEVER ENOUGH

    By Jessica Ponder on Aug. 8, 2017

    Most days of my life have been plagued with guilt—guilt that I’m not doing enough, not loving enough, not hoping enough, not including enough, not giving enough, not listening enough, not sweet enough, not dependable enough, and on my worst days just not enough at all. Sometimes it seems the whole wei...
  • SOMETHING'S MISSING

    By Doug Ponder on Aug. 2, 2017

    Something's Missing - Round 1 Can you imagine how exciting it must have been when John the Baptizer (a.k.a., John the Baptist) showed up one day in the area around Judea to announce that the long-awaited Messiah would soon be here? “Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight paths for him,” ...