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Do You Need Help in Answering the Tough Questions?

Posted by Andy Boyer on

People often ask me for resources which will help them answer tough questions from those who would challenge what we believe as Christians.  We call that Apologetics.  Biola University in California is home to one of the premier graduate programs in the defense of the Christian...

Words of Worship

Posted by Van Barnhill on

For several weeks there has been a song stuck in my head. When I’m getting ready in the morning I find myself absentmindedly humming it. Walking to my office I’ll start to idly whistling the first few lines. This seems to happen to me a lot and to be honest I usually find it quite...

Planned Parenthood and the Dividing Line

Posted by Buster Brown on

Planned Parenthood, according to their own website, “offers extensive information on birth control and all aspects of sexual and reproductive health.” Last year, Planned Parenthood performed 324,000 abortions and received almost $54 million in subsidies from the U.S. government (The...

Being Passionate for the Long Haul

Posted by Andy Boyer on

Passionately pursuing Jesus Christ is at the center of the East Cooper Baptist Church mission statement.  The passion of youth can be an inspiring thing.  However, the idealism of our college years often fades as we take on responsibilities of jobs, marriage and families.  I...

A Legacy of Courage and Hope

Posted by Buster Brown on

Sixty years ago today on January 8, 1956, five young men were martyred by the Auca Indians in the jungles of Ecuador. Their names have become etched in the collective memories of God’s people since that time. Ed McCully, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Jim Elliot. Jim Elliot...

Reading in the New Year

Posted by Van Barnhill on

The prospect of a new year offers a fresh start. A hitting of the reset button. An opportunity to make some clear goals and resolutions. It will probably not come as a surprise that gym memberships peak during January. It will also probably not come as a surprise that by February the majority of...

9 Reasons to Give Sacrificially to Lottie Moon

Posted by Leland Brown on

This year the Lord has convicted me and my wife to be serious about and give sacrificially to the Lottie Moon World Christmas Offering. I will admit in years past my giving and attitude toward Lottie Moon has been “Shoot! I forgot about this until now! Today’s the last Sunday to...

The Christ of Christmas

Posted by Van Barnhill on

When most of us think about the season of Christmas our minds can quickly become filled and bogged down with thoughts of Santa and presents and trees with ornaments and the Grinch and delicious food and family and Buddy the Elf and fruitcakes. Maybe not fruitcakes. But definitely figgy pudding...

Why 'Up Yonder?'

Posted by Dean Henderson on

I have had many people ask about the unusual name of our Christmas Concert this year, so I thought I would give you a little insight into the concert title and theme – and hopefully encourage you to get your tickets soon if you have not already done so!    This past June, in the...

To Rightly See the Syrian Refugees

Posted by Leland Brown on

The Syrian refugee crisis is a tragic and complicated issue. After having talked to fellow believers in the last few weeks about this issue and heard some widely different opinions concerning it I am very thankful that I do not have to make decisions regarding our country’s response to...

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