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Do You Remember the Day?

The Road Less Traveled

I don’t remember the day I was saved. Not specifically, anyway. I hear a lot of Christians, especially men, speak proudly and openly about the day of their salvation, and they can name a specific date and sometimes time of day. I can’t do that. But I do remember where, and I sort of remember when.

Twin City Bible Church in Nitro, WV was the church of my childhood. A Baptist church with a decent-sized congregation of people from all demographics, but looking back I remember that most of them were white, upper-middle class and above the age of 40. I went mostly because my grandparents attended, and as I child I followed my Papaw everywhere, including church. But there were some really nice people there who were welcoming and friendly and had a lasting impact on my childhood.

The church was just across the railroad tracks from my grandparents’…

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The Christian School That Won’t Allow a Pregnant Senior to Walk: How to Respond

Dr. Jason Epps

So many non-churchgoers will see a story like this and say, “See? This is why I’d rather explore my spirituality in a non-Christian or non-church environment.” If you are such a non-churchgoer and would agree with that statement, here’s my rebuttal: I have no rebuttal. I agree with you that the actions of this school are a disgusting and hypocritical display of the highest order – it sickens to me to the core, not only because it treats this young lady in such an unloving way, but also because it’s being justified by saying the decision was “first and foremost in her best interest.”
 
To those of my friends and neighbors who are not active in a church, and who refrain from exploring faith because you continue to see stories like this, please briefly hear me out.
 
All over this country there are Christians and Christian churches whose…

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Creating is a process.

Did you know that some of the most famous artists never sold a painting until after they died?  In just over a decade, Van Gogh created around 2,100 pieces of art. The pieces included landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and were characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to… Continue reading Creating is a process.