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  • A pause; not peace
    There is only one way to bring healing to Ferguson
    According to a November 26 article in the Telegram, more and more protests and demonstrations are sprouting across the US. The people are protesting the shooting death of Mike Brown, and the failure of a grand jury to indict the officer...
  • Black Friday
    Holiday season commercialism highlighted by Black Friday
    Black Friday is Nov. 27, and the Boston Globe reports that Americans will spend $13 billion on that one day alone. This was preceded by families spending time apart on the Thanksgiving holiday to camp out in lines to get the best sales. There will...
  • Ornament World Globe
    Advent I: A World in Need of Hope
    Advent is the season that celebrates the coming of Christ. It is both a season and story of hope and Luke starts the story in the days when there was very little of it. After a brief introduction, he begins “In the days of Herod, king of...
  • llama meditation
    Christian Positivity
    What is Christian Positivity? What is the world’s view on being positive? How do you be positive in Christ? The world today thrives off positivity and believing in oneself, but is this a correct view of being positive? The view of positivity...
  • Delightful - A Devotion
    Delightful - A Devotion
    Psalm 37:3-4 (NLT)Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the LORD and he will give you your heart’s desires.How many times have I read Psalm 37 yet just today really comprehended the...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, November 28
    Did you avoid temptation on Thanksgiving?
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Mathew 26:41: Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.Did you manage to avoid temptation this Thanksgiving? Did you pass up that second...
  • Prophecy
    A formal vindication of biblical prophecy
    1. All humans possess determinate worldviews.2. A worldview is defined here as an account of the relation between epistemology and ontology, or an account of their equi-primordiality, their mutual dependence and their mutual embededness.3. All...
  • In the beginning God created  the heaven and the earth
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
    In the very first verse of the Bible in Genesis chapter one we have what is the beginning of the universe and the first heavenly body to be put in this universe is the earth. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" ...
  • AUTUMN HEALING
    A Thanksgiving poem of comfort
    To celebrate Thanksgiving, I decided to pen a poem to share. This is actually one of my favorite holidays and times of year. But for some, this season of gathering may not only commemorate love, but also loss. For this reason, I offer my heartfelt...
  • How to prove the existence of God
    How to prove the existence of God
    There is nothing more exasperating for a Christian than to be challenged with the task of “proving” there is a God. This is because we find it hard to understand how anyone can question the existence of something that we are 100% sure...
  • First Thanksgiving
    From 1621 to the present: Thanksgiving continues
    When 100 settlers known as Pilgrims from England arrived at Plymouth, MA in the winter of 1620, they faced severe weather and harsh living conditions. In early autumn of the following year, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their survival and...
  • Counting Blessings - A Devotion
    Counting Blessings - A Devotion
    I Corinthians 1:26-28 (NLT)Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think...
  • Give thanks!
    Give enriching thanks
    A Daily Word from the Word for Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:11 Happy Thanksgiving, family! Greetings from...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, November 27
    Thanksgiving Meditation 2014
    Throughout the year, especially on celebrations and days of special liturgical significance, we often feature meditations by Columbia clergy. ForThanksgivingour guest isThe Rev. Dr. John C. Whatley III, Senior Pastor of Community Church of the...
  • The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade preparations
    A right focus for Thanksgiving
    Happy Thanksgiving! How can we be thankful in a time like this, when tensions continue in Ferguson, Missouri, racial protests are springing up in major cities across the country, the economy is still not so good, and ISIS continues to be on the...