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God Wants You to Tip Him Real Good

Posted by Craig Harris on

Now that I have your attention, let me say that there is not a more insidious heresy to propagate. Imagine that we would relegate the Eternal, Triune, Creator God, who has made us and redeemed us to the role of a celestial bell hop, busboy or waiter.  Yet this is how we have practically...

Learning from Someone Who Walked the Royal Road

Posted by Leland Brown on

After Buster’s encouragement this Sunday to walk the “royal road” of faith and prayer I wanted to share a few lessons I have learned through studying the faith-filled and praying life of George Mueller. Mueller lived in Bristol, England, for most of the nineteenth century...

He and She or Ze, Zir, Xe, Xem and Xyr?

Posted by Andy Boyer on

On September 9th, 2015 USA Today ran a story with the following headline, University of Tennessee president: Gender-neutral pronoun controversy 'like nothing I've seen’  Joe DiPietro said the controversy over a since withdrawn web post from the University’s Office of...

Three Misconceptions of Identity

Posted by Van Barnhill on

On August 7th-9th our High School Ministry hosted the annual “Operation Freshman” weekend retreat. The retreat is rare because it is attended only by rising 9th and 12th graders and is meant to be an opportunity for the seniors to welcome, think for, and serve the upcoming freshmen...

Rain for the Soul

Posted by Andy Boyer on

This past Sunday I had the privilege of preaching from Isaiah 55.  We observed God’s invitation to feast on his word, so that our soul may live.  In verses 10-11 God declares that just as the rain provides life and nourishment to the natural world, the Bible provides life and...

Summer Must Read: Delighting in the Trinity

Posted by Leland Brown on

Got time for a short, edifying, and enjoyable book on the nature of God this summer? Delighting in the Trinity is a must read (and an easy one!) for anyone who longs to understand more of God’s nature and enjoy more of God’s beauty.  Before I summarize and review...

American Insanity and Gospel Identity

Posted by Leland Brown on

In his informative news podcast The Briefing, Al Mohler noted two articles that appeared ironically together on the front page of the New York Times on June 17th. One described an emerging discussion about gender reassignment surgery, saying that “the question is no longer...

Pray for Our Nation

Posted by Buster Brown on

As the July 4th weekend approaches please pray for our nation. As you pray read through the proclamation appointing a national fast day proposed by President Lincoln adopted by the US Senate on 3/30/1813. ___________________________________________________   PROCLAMATION...

Responding to the Redefinition of Marriage

Posted by Buster Brown on

Dear Church Family, During these somber days of the redefinition of marriage we must prayerfully ask the Lord to make 1 Peter 3:15 a true reality for Christ followers. “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks...

Charleston Proud

Posted by Buster Brown on

On Sunday night, I was one of the almost 20,000 who walked the Ravenel Bridge in support of Emanuel AME Church as we remembered the nine people who were murdered this past Wednesday night, June 17. It was a wonderful display of a community coming together. I was honored to be in attendance...

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