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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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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Awakened to Tell the Truth

“Call out to your God! Perhaps your god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” These words came from the captain of a ship bound for Spain, according to Jonah 1:6. This vessel was caught in a violent storm and nearly everyone on board was hard...

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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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Past the Past, Beyond the Future

The “Twilight Zone” featuring Rod Serling’s “from another world” commentary, peaked TV interest in a forgotten childhood. The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy suspense, science fiction, horror, and psychological thriller and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely...

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When Culture Fails

These things I learned this week: That in the culture, individualism can be good, as long as I don’t make an idol of me. Culturally speaking, community is desired; but don’t make an idol of them. Who-a-person-is subjectively is discovered in receiving an objective identity; it is not found by...

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Many Thanksgivings

A friendship features a level of security and many factors determine this. I can list the first 400 of these determiners but lets skip to the real good ones. People who are thankful, truly thankful, have a good chance at longevity. Why? It is because they have a very mature outlook...

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