Citizenship

Bill Alderson, Baltimore With the 2020 presidential election right around the corner, it is important that Christians understand citizenship. As one born and raised in America, I was taught that we had a civic responsibility to our various government agencies, including voting in elections, serving on jury duty, and behaving...

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The Bible Still Speaks

Bill Alderson, Baltimore Thirty-six years ago, I was invited to a Bible study at an elementary school in Framingham, Mass., by a business friend. That night was the beginning of a long relationship I’ve had with our ministry. The name of the ministry at the time was “The Bible Speaks.”...

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Welcoming the Prodigal

Bill Alderson, Baltimore One of the most recognizable of Jesus’s parables is the Prodigal Son. Most of us have heard messages on the subject of a restored relationship with the Father using this parable as its text, but what if this particular lesson was intended to address the Jews? Since...

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The Glorious Church

Bill Alderson, Baltimore On Saturday, September 26, a bunch of us from the church ventured down Interstate 95 to Washington, DC, to be part of a great gathering of Christians at the Mall to pray and to recognize together America’s need for God to move. It was a glorious display...

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Changing Course

Laura Hoffses, Baltimore The other day I was working out on my elliptical trainer when I noticed my cat walking past the open door and down the hallway. I wanted to say hi to her, so I called out “Pixie!” Her little head and shoulders had already passed the door...

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Revolution of Love

Mindy Stein, Berlin In the last few months, I found myself lost in a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. Like almost everyone around the globe, COVID-19 brought in some strange, uncomfortable circumstances. It was difficult to stay grounded. While being plagued by an onslaught of digital chatter and drowned in...

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Divinely Bigger

World Cannot Provide We have now been in Japan for nearly one year and have gained some perspective of the Japanese lifestyle. There are so many great things to be learned, especially in terms of etiquette, respect for others, and work ethic.  We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know people here and share a part of...

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